Christmas in France
Learn how Christmas is Celebrated in France!
World Book’s Christmas in France is a richly illustrated, 80-page volume about Christmas traditions in the nation of France. Enthralling text and illustrations combine to show how people celebrate a favorite French holiday, from its roots in pagan rituals to its continued relevance in modern times.
Christmas in France begins by showing readers the ways that the French people prepare for the holiday in their homes and in their cities. The book introduces the beloved figure of Père Noël (Father Christmas), depicts how streets and homes are decorated, and describes the delectable foods families savor as part of the traditional French celebration of Christmas. From hot chestnut carts in the streets to Nativity plays, setting up the crèche, and unique customs specific to Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Christmas in France captures the spirit of the holiday in this western European land. Also included are details about other French holidays that are celebrated at this time—the feasts of Saint Barbara and Saint Nicholas, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, and the Epiphany.
About the Christmas Around the World Series:
Christmas in France is a part of World Book’s Christmas Around the World series. Each volume includes detailed recipes for traditional Christmas foods, illustrated instructions for traditional national crafts, and words and music to beloved carols. The text is suitable for all grade levels.