Christmas in France

21 de gen. 2013, 23:48 publicada per Ignasi Pena Moré
Christmas Eve children leave their shoes by the fireplace and then fill parents for gifts from Santa Claus, as known beyond white-bearded man. In addition, Christmas morning children find hanging tree gifts, sweets and fruits. In Provence are very common clay figurines to decorate the manger and known by the name "santons" which means holy in Provencal. Until December 20, Moirans-en-Montagne, the French capital of the toy, in the Regional Natural Park of Haut-Jura, becomes the Finnish Forest Santa Claus, with market-from 13 to 15 Dec, animations and stories included. The elves have their own parade, the 14th, to commemorate the winter solstice.


DISHES

This traditional vegetable stew originated as a poor man’s dish in Nice. This version lightly caramelizes the onions and peppers before adding them to the rest of the dish, giving it a fantastic complex flavor without much additional effort.


TRADITIONS


The Christmas tree has never been particularly popular in France, and though the use of the Yule log has faded, the French make a traditional Yule log-shaped cake called the buche de Nol, which means "Christmas Log."

Author: Coraima Fernández 2nd course

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