Thursday, December 31, 2009

Leçon Française Huit - New Years Eve

Hello Friends ...bonjour les amis
Le Jour de l'An ......French New Years:


What better time to have a French Lesson about New Years! In France, New Year's Eve is called la Saint-Sylvestre and is usually celebrated with a feast called le Réveillon de Saint-Sylvestre.

When we think of New Years Eve we think of:
  • Party                     parti
  • Midnight                minuit
  • Celebration           celébration
  • Kisses       yuk      baisers
  • Hugs                    étreintes
  • Party hats             faire la fête des chapeaux
  • Horns                  cornes
  • goodies                friandises
In France………...


  • Auld Lang Syne              Choral des Adieux
  • Happy New Year!          Bonne Année !
  • New Year's resolution     une bonne résolution
  • New Year's gifts              les étrennes
  • mistletoe                         le gui
  • New Year's Day             le Jour de l'An l
  • New Year's Eve             a Saint-Sylvestre (he was a pope and today is his feast day)

At midnight kissing under the mistletoe is a New Year's custom in France, rather than a Christmas custom as in other countries.
So my friends have a safe, healthy and happy day.
Luv your friends,
Benny & Lily

24 comments:

  1. Looks like you both are ready...


    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

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  2. Many New Year's Kisses to you!

    Stella, Gunther & Betty

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  3. Great great new header sweet friends!!!
    And you are soooooooooooooo funny and beautiful in your festive look!!!
    HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY NEW YEAR DEAR FRIENDS!!!
    HAve a wonderful night and a great pawty with all your family!!!!
    WE LOVE YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!
    take care ok??!!!!
    Sweet kisses and licks!!!

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  4. Bon Annee nos amies!!!

    Pug love from,
    Pearl & Daisy

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  5. Happy New Year Benny and Lily and thank you for your great post.
    Loved your pic!
    love
    Martha & Bailey xxx

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  6. We hope you two get some good French kisses under the mistletoe!!

    Happy New Year!!

    xo martine & the kiddlets

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  7. Bonne Annee!!!! Have a great celebration!

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  8. Don't drink too much champagne, you party animals you!!

    Celebratory Snorts & Frenchie Kisses
    Brutus

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  9. Frenchie Kisses.... hummmm I guess that would be a good way to start the New Year. I'm just sayin'.

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  10. Have a Happy New Year!

    Pugs & Kisses,

    Yoda & Brutus

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  11. Love the pic! :)

    Happy New Year Benny and Lily!

    Mochi

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  12. Thanks for the lesson! Looks like you'll both be ringing in the new year in style.

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  13. Bonjour!
    Happy New Year to you too! I never knew the mistletoe custom! Sounds like fun :) Maybe we should do that here also..
    xxoo

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  14. We hope woo have a pawesome 2010!

    Baisers et étreintes,
    Khyra et Khousine Merdie

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  15. Bonne Année, mes amis!
    See you under the mistletoe! Ha roo roo roo!
    Play bows,
    Zim

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  16. Happy New Year Benny, Lilly and Family!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  17. Happy New Year, Lily and Benny!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

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  18. Happy New Year my dear friends

    love loooove looooooove you and big chikisses to your mumster too

    coco

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  19. Happy New Year, small yet big of heart dogs.

    Slobbers,
    Mango

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  20. Nous vous souhaitons à tous une Bonne Année de l'amour, la santé et de bonheur.

    Waggles,
    Bijou

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  21. Happy New Year to two cute Frenchies!!!

    Smileys!
    Dory

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  22. Happy New Year,
    XOXO,
    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

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