France:Paris celebrates by eating oysters
[ 2008-12-23 13:19 ]
Every home displays a nativity scene featuring little clay figurines made in the south of this country.
The Christmas tree has never been popular here.
In many areas children receive gifts from Pere Noel.
They receive gifts on both December 6th and Christmas Day.
In other regions the gifts are delivered by "Le petit Jesus".
There is a traditional grand feast every year held after midnight mass on Christmas Eve.
A world famous cake is baked for the Christmas season in the shape of a log, usually coated in chocolate and extremely delicious.
One part of the country celebrates Christmas by eating turkey and chestnuts.
The capital city celebrates by eating oysters.
Adults wait until New Years Day to exchange gifts.