French Festivals That International Students Must Experience

French Festivals That International Students Must Experience

French Festivals That International Students Must Experience
Festivals help a person experience a country in the best way possible, fully immersing in the culture and history. If you plan to study in France, be sure to make time for the many festivals available to be experienced within a year.

So, list down some of these festivals as we discuss them:

Berck-Sur-Mer Kite Festival

If you want to see giant pigs fly, experience the Berck-Sur-Mer International Kite Festival. Held every March or April, the festival is filled with kites displayed over the Berck-Sur-Mer town. There are a lot of kites you can see, from whales, dragons, octopuses, to your favorite cartoon characters. You will feel like a child again experiencing the simple joy of kites.

Every two years, the festival hosts the International Kite Championships of the World where kite experts from different countries compete against each other and the wind.

Menton Lemon Festival

The Fête du Citron (Lemon Festival) takes place over two weeks in February in Menton city. Colorful floats created using lemons and orange parades as acrobats, wind musicians, and drummers entertain the crowds. At night, 10-meter-high statues made from lemons fill the Biovès Gardens. Visitors amounting to 200,000 come to see this vibrant and citrusy festival.

The festival is Menton’s way of celebrating the annual harvest of specialty lemons and other citruses. Reward yourself with a fresh lemonade while looking at which to buy from the jams, perfumes, and soaps on sale.

Cannes Film Festival

If you are a movie lover, you surely would want to go to one of the most famous film festivals in the world, the Cannes Film Festival. This film fest was established to rival the Venice Film Festival, and it sure succeeded. More than 30,000 international film professionals, from actors, directors, screenwriters, editors, to critics, attend the annual festival.

They compete for the prestigious award called the Palme d’Or (Golden Palm). It is considered both a professional and social gathering where you can have the opportunity to spot your favorite actors and celebrities.

Bastille Day

Bastille Day is the most important festival in France celebrated every July 14. This festival commemorates the Parisian peasants and commoners that stomped and marched the prison of Bastille. This has become a significant event that triggered the end of the monarchy and transformed into a nation of equality, fraternity, and liberty.

Although celebrations are held all over the country, there is no better place to celebrate them than in Paris. On the night of July 13, fire stations throw parties all night. On Bastille Day, parades and concerts are held in the city. The fireworks display over the Eiffel Tower will light up the sky come nightfall.

France promises a great study opportunity to its students, as well as a deep cultural understanding of the country.

Learn more about this amazing country by browsing through our articles here at MSM Unify.


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