Tag Archives: French Traditions

Further early C20th images of women of the Touraine


Here is the final post in my mini series of images of early C20th women of the Touraine. The image is of a woman in a traditional Touraine bonnet by the artist B McManus (?), 1905.       Advertisements

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Easter traditions in France #1 ~ Holy egg-scattering bells, Batman


Kids in the UK can spend many happy hours hunting for small easter eggs that have been left by the Easter Bunny. In France the tradition is similar but somewhat different: Church bells ring every day in France to invite … Continue reading

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French Folklaw & Traditions ~ dog names, cuckoos & coins


Over the past week I’ve heard two French traditions of which I was previously unaware. The first tradition I came across was that all pedigree dogs born in the same year should have names beginning with the same letter. This … Continue reading

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