Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year - Bonne année

Bonne année et bonne santé is the classic French saying to wish one a Happy New Year. Literally, it is "good year and good health".

New Year's Eve is the celebration of la Saint-Sylvestre, the 33rd pope who is credited with converting the Emperor Constantine, the first Roman emperor who converted to Christianity. The feast is called le Réveillon de Saint-Sylvestre and includes champagne and foie gras. The celebratory party ranges from an intimate dinner to a grand ball, une soirée dansante.

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