Noel en France

Learn about the different Christmas traditions in France

Saint Nicholas

on December 5th Saint Nicholas would come and he would be accompanied by and angel and a devil. The angel would give you a basket of chocolate and fruit, if you had been naughty the devil would give you a piece of coal.


Some people would starve themselves in hopes of seeing a golden pig on the wall before dinner and this would mean that they had good luck.

If you turned around facing the opposite way of the door and the shoe that you through backwards over your shoulder lands towards it you will get married soon.


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Jezisek is baby Jesus and he brings presents on Christmas eve, when dinner is eaten that night and you here a bell ring that means he has delivered to that house.