Re: Do you celebrate the name day?
I would say that not many people celebrate it any longer in France, except maybe by just saying "bonne fête", but without any particular celebration. In my family we did celebrate it, and my friends usually found it strange.
Originally Posted by GenJen54
When my sisters and I were kids, we used to get a small gift and a nice meal on our name day. When we grew up, the whole family took the decision to stop giving presents... Instead, we would go to a restaurant chosen by the "Saint of the day", because, well, we didn't mind having an additionnal occasion to go to the restaurant together But we haven't been very loyal to this tradition lately, alas !
Nonetheless, Miss Météo announces next day's Saint(s) every night, along with the weather forecast.
Last edited by geve; 19th February 2006 at 5:19 PM.
Reason: there can be more than one Saint every day
... she said, with a gallic shrug.