In France they call soccer football. Football is their most popular sport for boys. France won the 1998 world cup, which is the most popular sporting event. Most French people like individual sports instead of team sports so they ride bike, ski and fish.
On New Years Day, it is traditional to give flowers to elders, or exchange cards. On Christmas eve French children leave their shoes by the fireplace for Le P’ere Noel (Santa). France’s biggest national holiday is Bastille Day ( July 14) celebrating the French Revolution and democracy.
France’s climate differs, in the north there are cold winters, warm summer and medium rain. On the Mediterranean coast winters are sunny and it hardly rains in the summer. The Alps are covered with snow year round.
One fourth of France is covered with forests. The types of trees are pine, fir, ash, oak, beech and maple. All the wild animals in France are fox, beavers, wildcats, deer, pigs, hawks, flamingos and stork.
Kids dress in the latest fashion and don’t like to look sloppy in public. Families are small with one to two kids. French children go home for lunch and go back to school until 4:30. kids like watching soccer on TV and love to play video games