новый год во франции горбунов 6 4 классPresentation Transcript
New Year in France Project work by Gorbunov Denis
In some parts of France the Christmas celebrations begin Dec. 6 - the day of St. Nicholas. That same day, French Santa Claus - Per Noel (Pere Noel) - brings a good and diligent children with gifts and sweets. In wooden shoes and a basket of gifts behind his back, he arrives on a donkey, and left the animal outside, penetrates through the chimney into the house. Gifts he puts in his shoes (sabots), which the children previously left before the fire. Companion Pera Noel is Per Fuetar (Pere Fouettard) - grandfather of the rod, which resembles Noel Peru as a child behaved during the year and why he deserves more - a gift or slapping. In some provinces, Pere Noel brings small gifts on December 6 and returned again at Christmas with great. Also, gifts can bring Petit Noël (Le Petit Noel) - baby Jesus.
On Christmas Eve after Midnight Mass, people gather at home or in restaurants (which are open all night) at a special dinner called reveyon (reveillon). Reveyon means awakening, the onset of the day. It is a symbolic spiritual awakening as a result of human awareness of the significance of Christ's birth.
The Christmas tree has never been particularly popular in France. The French simply hang over the door of the house branch of mistletoe, believing it will bring good luck next year. In addition, the French simply adore flowers - they place them around the house, in bouquets, one, be sure to put flowers on the table.
Buche de Noel
Since 12 century in France appeared in the Christmas Eve tradition of manufacturing the whole family in the yard of fresh wood (usually cherry tree), Christmas log - Bush de Noel (Buche de Noel)