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Poisson d’avril - April Fool.

Nouns - Customs and Festivals 01

What are ‘fête du travail’, ‘jour férié’ and ‘pâques’? How would you , ‘April Fool’ or ‘New Year’s Eve’?

Studying Year 10 or 11 French? This rapid revision quiz is for you.

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In each question you will be given a word or words in French. All you have to do is choose the English equivalent from the four choices offered.
1.
Jour férié
Advent
Bank holiday / public holiday
Pancake Day
Good Friday
Of course, Pancake Day (or Shrove Tuesday) is mardi gras
2.
Fête du travail
Good Friday
May Day
Halloween
Bonfire Night
Fête du travail is literally “festival of work”
3.
Le jour de l'An
New Year’s Day
New Year’s Eve
Christmas Day
Boxing Day
New Year’s Day is the first day of the year
Le jour de l'an est le premier jour de l'année
4.
Poisson d’avril
Fish supper
Easter Sunday
Fisherman’s Day
April Fool
Poisson d’avril is both April Fools Day and an April Fool
5.
La Saint-Sylvestre
Boxing Day
Michaelmas
Christmas Eve
New Year’s Eve
As well as la Saint-Sylvestre you could also say réveillon de Nouvel an
6.
Fête des mères
Mother’s Day
Father's Day
New Year’s Day
New Year’s Eve
Father’s Day = fête des pères
7.
La Saint Valentin
Valentine’s Day
All Saints Day
All Saints Eve
Michaelmas
Even though Valentine was a man, we use la, not le
8.
Pâques
Lent
Ramadan
Easter
Diwali
Lent = Carême
Ramadan = Ramadan
Diwali = Diwali
9.
Fête
Jelly
Buffet
Party
Gift
Fête = party, festival, holiday, feast or celebration
10.
La veille de Noël
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
Boxing Day
Twelfth Night
Boxing Day = le lendemain de Noël
You can find more about this topic by visiting BBC Bitesize - French customs and festivals

Author:  Graeme Haw

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