Tag Archives: Christmas Eve

French Solstice Customs

This post was written in 2014. This year, 2019, the solstice occurs at 5.19 am Central European Time (4.19 am GMT) on 22nd December. We’re in winter now, marked by a sharp frost and bright sunshine (hurray!). The winter solstice … Continue reading

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Midnight Mass in France

People celebrate Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve throughout France. We went this year to the service at l’Eglise Saint-Andéol in Parisot. Père Serge, the local priest, had asked for volunteers from le Choeur de Parisot to swell the ranks of … Continue reading

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