(the misadventures of an expatriate corporate dropout)

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Fête des Mères

so apparently I won't be sacrificing Mother's Day when I move to France. Napoleon was on the job and got the French celebrating motherhood waaaaaaay before the 'mericans did. May 23 is the date, I've discovered. Doesn't sound like anything much different goes on....moms chill while being waited upon hand and foot, given cards, gifts and general adoration.


Anonymous said...

Happy Mother's day to you!

Je ne regrette rien said...

FOT-why thanks ma'am! backatcha!

Jenny, the Bloggess said...

General adoration is awesome in any language.

Je ne regrette rien said...

jenny-t'is true, t'is true!

Betty C. said...

After living in France for 18 years, I finally figured it out after I wrote an article about it:

In the US, Mother's Day is the second Sunday in May.

In France, Mother's Day is the fourth Sunday in May.