May 1 has been a day for celebrating old French customs since King Charles IX first received a gift of flowers on May 1 in 1561. At the 2017 May Day in Paris, families take part in ancient traditions while the working class and trade unions unite to stand for...
Fête de la Musique
Every year on the 21st of June, over 400 cities around the world take part in the Fête de la Musique, or World Music Day. Since its inception in France in 1982, the Fête de la Musique has brought free music to people all across the planet.
Feast of St. John
In French pagan times, June 21 was a celebration of the summer solstice, with bonfires signifying purity and hope for the new season. During the reign of King Clovis, the first Catholic king of France, the festival fused with the religious remembrance of Jean...