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If you are intrigued by French culture and curious about the history behind French traditions, this book is for you. In it, you'll find a selection of short stories, written in a lively style, which often reveal little-known, but always fascinating facts about French customs.
Would you like to know:
* Why people have fish on their backs on April 1st?
* How the Bastille was taken down?
* Who collects teeth from under children's pillows?
* Which sport honours the memory of a girl called Fanny?
You will discover the intriguing stories behind these and other French traditions.
French Holidays & Traditions is made up of twelve chapters – one for each month of the year, and each chapter contains one or two stories. These stories might relate to a holiday observed during that month, or they could relate to a tradition, which may not be associated with any particular date. Then, at the end of each chapter, you will find a list of holidays and observances for that month. A handy reference for a monthly dose of French culture.