Stereotypically a New year in France is celebrated with friends and Champagne.
So, I’ve heard. I have yet to experience that instead, I spent my day/night at home. Yeah, super entertaining I know. I did not want to but I didn’t have a choice since I was taking care of someone that I cherish very much. So, who cares It is always the same thing each year making promises that you won’t keep and saying “OK, I will try next year for sure.” While adding more broken promises to your next New Year’s resolution. It is better not to make those new years resolutions, so you don’t end up hating yourself. That is what I decided not to make any more promises from here on. I was grateful what 2017 brought me, so many opportunities to travel and make new friends.
Anywaaays, Besides champagne you celebrate the first weekend of New years with a Gallete. Which is a round cake made from a flaky pastry dough. The Traditional Galette is made from Marzipan but the best one I tasted was chocolate and pear. Seriously if you get the chance just buy both not from a from a shop but from a good bakery then comment what you think. The purpose of the galette is to celebrate the coming of the three wise men that brought a gift to baby Jesus. Oh, but beware when eating it you might get a little surprise inside. So make sure you have dental insurance.(;
But here people just use that as another excuse to eat delicious pastries. Which I totally am 100 percent fine with, if it means eating French pastries. Hurray for food! How is the first week of the new year celebrated in your country? Better yet, how do you celebrate new years?