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Saint John’s Day Customs in France

Yesterday marked la Fête de la Saint-Jean, which occurs on 24th June each year, although the festivities normally take place the night before. It’s a not uncommon example of a pagan celebration taken over by the Catholic Church to commemorate … Continue reading

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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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