Happy Easter – Joyeuses Pâques!

Joyeuses Pâques!

“Easter is a holiday that is celebrated just as enthusiastically in France as it is in America, although traditions do differ. One of the best French Easter traditions is that of the Cloche Volant, or flying bell. On Good Friday (vendredi saint) all the church bells in France are silenced. As legend has it, the bells fly to Rome to see the Pope. On Easter morning, it is said that the bells return from Rome just in time to ring out and joyously declare the Resurrection. Classic chocolate Easter eggs can also be found in sweets shops throughout France—the first chocolate eggs were made in France and Germany in the nineteenth century.”  (Credit/Source: France Today)

 

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(Photos source: bp.blogspot)

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14 thoughts on “Happy Easter – Joyeuses Pâques!

  1. VisitSiena says:

    Happy Easter – Buona Pasqua ! :)

  2. dosirakbento says:

    Wow, that tree looks amazing!

  3. Margo Lestz says:

    I love the tree. It’s amazing – I can’t imagine how many hours it must have taken to decorate it….or how long it will take to undecorate it!

  4. Joyeuses Pâques! I love the fabulous tree and the historical tidbits, Kim. Have a lovely weekend, ~T.

  5. I wish the bells would take some of these clouds with them to the Vatican!

  6. shellwrites says:

    Beautiful trees! Wow Very lovely indeed. I love your blog :) Happy Easter :)

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