vendredi 1 novembre 2013

Dieu merci c'est vendredi

Thank God it's Friday et c'est férié ! Today I am not in school rather, I am home chilling. After une
grasse matinée, I am cuddling with my hubby watching a scary film "The conjuring".

Today in France, it's All Saints' Day known as la Toussaint. C'est une fête catholique where the Catholique church honours all saints, known or unknown, from all over the world.

Although the 1905 French law seperates the Churches and the State, putting an end to the funding of religious groups by the state, religious holidays have not been scrapped from the French public holidays.

On Toussaint, some people, believers and non-believers, visit family graves to clean it and place flowers. Christains, especially catholiques, honor the lives of their deceased relatives and all the saints by attending special church services. For those who don't believe in the existence of God and saints, they consider this day as a period for a short autumn (fall) vacation.
Post offices, banks, stores and other businesses are closed on this day. Les fleuristes are opened and they sell a lot of chrysanthemums as these flowers are an important symbol of All Saints' Day. They are often laid on graves, and rarely given as gifts.
The day after Toussaint, November 2 is also a special day in France. It's known as la fête des Morts but the French people prefer to visit the tombs of their loved ones on All Saints' Day since November 2 is not a public holiday.

Going back to my movie which is coming to an end. It's so scary que ça me fait flipper... Have you seen this movie ?

Bises :)

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