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la Toussaint Learning Objectives: learn about the French festival of La Toussaint make comparisons between Toussaint and Halloween celebrations learn Halloween/Toussaint related vocabulary lundi trente et un octobre NAME:_______________________________
la Toussaint vs. Halloween La Toussaint is a Catholic festival in France, celebrated November 1 st. It is a religious & public holiday and many French people will have the day off work The name Toussaint is similar to Halloween - Tous les Saints (All the saints) = Toussaint All Hallows (saints) evening = Halloween But the festivals are celebrated very differently in France and the UK.
On November 1 st, the French often visit the graves of their loved ones and put flowers (especially Chrysanthemums) on the grave. They see la Toussaint as an opportunity to remember their lost loved ones and honour their lives. It is a day for celebrating the lives of departed relatives and praying for the happiness of their souls.
Celebrations are normally private but in some areas of France there are religious processions or parades in the street. Offices and shops are normally closed, and the only places to remain open are florists so people can buy flowers.
Halloween is not celebrated in France as it is in the USA. In France there is no trick or treating, dressing up or parties. Many French people dislike the tradition of celebrating it as they think it is too commercial.
Although it may sound like a sad day, La Toussaint is actually seen as a very positive date – people celebrate the lives of their loved ones and it is not really a sad occasion, more of a respectful and happy day. This may be helped by the fact that it also, in most regions, marks the start of a two week school holiday, so it is easier for children to enjoy the date!
Answer in full sentences 1.On which date is la Toussaint celebrated? 2.What flowers do French people normally put on their loved ones graves? A - roses B - chrysanthemums C - sunflowers 3.What sometimes happens on Toussaint? A - parades in the street B - trick or treating 4.Why do a lot of French people not like Halloween? 5.Why do French children in particular like la Toussaint? 6.Which of these places WOULD be open at Toussaint A - swimming pools B - offices C - florists
Halloween in France ? Learning objectives:- To learn about, understand and respect festivals and celebration differences across cultures and nations.
Halloween wordsearch Find the French words in the grid then write what each one means
L ann é e derni è re...Last year... D habitude...UsuallyCette ann é e...This year J ai fait... On a fait... I made... People/we made... Je fais... On fait... I make... People/we make... Je vais faire... On va faire... I am going to make... People/we are going to make... Je n ai rien fait de sp é cial for Halloween. I didn t do anything special for Halloween. Je ne fais rien de sp é cial pour Halloween. I don t do anything special for Halloween. Je ne ferai pas rien de sp é cial. I am not doing anything special for Halloween. Je me suis d é guis é (e) comme... On s est d é guis é comme... I dressed up as.. We dressed up as... Je me d é guise comme... On se d é guise comme... I dress up as... People/we dress up as... Je vais me d é guiser comme... On va se d é guiser comme... I m going to dress up as... We re going to dress up as... On est all é à une fête /soir é e On a fait une fête/soir é e We went to a party. We had a party. On va à une fête /soir é e. On fait des fêtes/soir é es. People/we go to a party. People/we have party. On vais aller à une fête /soir é e On va faire une fête/ soir é e We re going to a party. We are going to have a party. C é tait...It was...Je pense que c est...I think it s...Ce sera...It s going to be... J aime/Je n aime pas Halloween parce que... I like / I don t like Halloween because... PAST PRESENT FUTURE