New Year in France
is better known as Strange Day. It is celebrated on January 1st (according to the Gregorian calendar) in great pomp and with great show. Étrennes Day is one of the oldest festivals celebrated throughout France. People are very happy to say goodbye to the old year and welcome the coming year. The New Year holidays in France end on January 6th with the ceremonial cup of a special type of party cake called the king cake.
New Year’s Day in France
The French call New Year’s Eve New Year’s Eve. On this day, they organize a special New Year’s Eve feast called New Year’s Eve, which consists of traditional dishes such as pancakes, foie gras and champagne. The French believe that this special dinner brings prosperity to the home.
The New Year in France is mostly a private affair when people like to dine with their loved ones and enjoy a ball called a dance party. In southwestern France, it is traditional to attend the evening Mass and participate in the torchlight procession to the vineyards for the mulled wine.