SoCultures Magazine 2018 SoCultures Magazine December 2018 - Page 28

SOCULTURES DECEMBER 2018 Celebrations Celebrating New Beginnings New Year France La Saint-Sylvestre A French Soirée In France, New Year’s Eve is also called La Saint-Sylvestre. As December 31 st is Saint Sylvester’s feast day and hence it’s also called La Saint-Sylvestre. New Year's Day, or January 1, is le jour de l’an. New Year’s Eve feast is called leRéveillon de la Saint-Sylvestre. New Year's Eve is traditionally spent with friends, and dancing, rejoicing, singing It’s a sight to see people all dressed up colouful and happy and beautiful in a ball. Some throw des cotillons (confetti and streamers), blow into the air While it strikes midnight, it’s time to kiss, shake hands and hug… shout, applaud and generally make some noise. Champagne is a must as are good wine, oysters, foie gras and other delicacies. Time to welcome New Year! Bonne an née et bonne santé (Happy New Year and good health!) Ltife Rothschild label : By Michael Case - Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=881051 28 | P a g e