New Year Celebrations in FranceThe French call New Years Eve la Saint- Sylvestre. On this day they host a special New Year feast called le Rveillon de Saint-Sylvestre which consists of customary dishes like pancakes, foie gras (flavored duck or goose) and champagne. French believe this special dinner brings prosperity to the house.
People greet eachother with greetingcards, gifts andgoodies. It wont bewrong to say thatNew Year in Franceis celebrated likeChristmas is byAmericans byexchanging giftsand feastingaround.
New Year Parade in ParisOne of the famous New Yearparades take place in Paris. It is notto be missed 2-day festival.Thousands of performers - singers,dancers and entertainers steal theshow. The parade marches throughvarious streets. It mostly goesthrough Chantilly on 31st December,under the Eiffel Tower on January 1.
Elsewhere everylarge town andsmall village hasfireworks, fromPerpignan toAntibes, fromnorthern Franceto Marineland, hasa fabulouscelebration withcostumedcabarets and itsown fireworks.
New Yearcelebrations inFrance meanspartying hardwith near anddear ones.Various culturalprograms canalso be enjoyedduring theFrench NewYear.
But wherever you are, Iwish you Merry Christmasand a Happy New Year!