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Epiphany: the origins of the Feast of Kings

on January 6, it commemorates the presentation of Jesus to the three Wise Men: Balthazar, Melchior and Gaspard. This feast, which has a different symbolic meaning depending on the denomination, is moreover associated with the tradition of 'pulling out the kings'. What is the symbolic meani ...

13
Dec
2007

Christmas decoration: 5 things to know about the Nutcracker

that associated this character with Christmas It is thanks to Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and his ballet The Nutcracker that this character has become a symbol of Christmas. Indeed, in Tchaikovsky's ballet, this figurine comes to life for the duration of a dream, during the night of Christmas Eve. I ...

01
Dec
2021

Nice Carnival 2022: our top 5 most beautiful floats

cellence, I mean of course the eagle that appears on the city's coat of arms since 1431! Not only does the king ride a giant red eagle and wear this symbol on his crown, but he holds an eagle with spread wings on his left arm and a nest containing small animated eaglets in his right hand. The ...

18
Feb
2022

Exotic flora: 3 emblematic flowers of Malaysia

cus: the national flower The first of the 3 iconic flowers of Malaysia is the Hibiscus Rosa sinesis, which is the national flower. It was chosen as a symbol by the government in 1960 because it is very common on Malaysian soil. It is a red colored hibiscus often depicted on souvenirs you may brin ...

23
Nov
2022

Consumption: the QR Code will replace the barcode

A revolution is underway This symbol composed of 24 lines is so common that we don't even see it anymore... And yet, it's been more than half a century since the barcode has been generalized on packaging, from the package of cookies to the bottle of mineral water. In the coming years, however, t ...

27
Feb
2023

Saint Patrick's Day: Where does the tradition of wearing green on March 17th come from?

king Guinness, and dressing in green clothing. On this occasion, it's common to dress up as an Irish leprechaun and wear a shamrock, which is another symbol of the country. However, originally, the color associated with Saint Patrick's Day was not green but blue! In fact, the Order of Saint Patrick ...

15
Mar
2024

The Eiffel Tower: presentation and history

The symbol of France The Eiffel Tower, which has become the symbol of France and its capital, is a puddled iron tower built by Gustave Eiffel and his collaborators for the 1889 World's Fair. Originally named the 300-metre tower, the monument was thought by Eiffel to be a 'summary of contemporary ...

01
Sep
2008

Mountain Law: what does it change for your vehicle?

to 2024, the designation 'winter tyres' will cover all tyres identified by one of the M+S, M.S or M&S markings or by the joint presence of the alpine symbol marking (recognised as 3PMSF for 3 Peak Mountain Snow Flake) and one of the M+S, M.S or M&S markings. As of November 1, 2024, the winter tir ...

12
Oct
2021

The stars of Saint Vincent: 5 things to know about these exceptional jewels

1- They are jewels created from fossils If you go on vacation in the Digne-les-Bains area, you may see a recurring local symbol at the Gassendi Museum in particular: a 5-pointed star. This symbol refers to the pentacrines, fossils in the shape of small stars that are said to have been discovered ...

28
Apr
2022

QRishing: how to use QR codes safely?

ntraction of 'QR code phishing'). To avoid being tricked by hackers, be especially cautious when a QR code is simply stuck on a package. When this symbol is not printed on the carton or inserted into the box of a product, there is no proof of its origin for you. 2- Limit your actions after fl ...

10
Mar
2023

Garden: 5 good reasons to adopt the golden lotus dwarf banana tree.

garden. This plant is often represented in Buddhist temples or cultivated near these sacred places. Indeed, in Buddhist culture, the lotus flower is a symbol of purification, reincarnation, and rebirth. The growth of this flower, which grows in muddy water and rises to reach the light, is also co ...

28
June
2023

The Michelin Key: a distinction dedicated to hotels

gular personality. This distinction will be awarded after one or more stays conducted anonymously by the Michelin Guide's selection teams. With this new hotel symbol, the Michelin Guide teams aim to steer travelers towards characterful accommodations that offer much more than just a room for the ni ...

18
Oct
2023

Online scams: beware of fake administrative websites!

nch administration. They use legal references and a deceptive visual identity with the blue, white, and red colors of the French flag, as well as the symbol of Marianne and logos similar to official logos... According to the DGCCRF, one million people are deceived every year by this type of online ...

19
Oct
2023

Paris 2024: 5 Things to Know About the Olympic Torch Relay

2024 Olympics. Some 600 torchbearers will carry the flame in Greece and cover more than 5,000 km across the country. On April 27, 2024, this highly symbolic flame will leave Piraeus to cross the Mediterranean aboard one of the most famous French ships: the Belem! She will arrive in Marseille on Ma ...

15
Jan
2024

Easter Around the World: 5 Unusual Easter Traditions

eeks, the Poles don't have egg battles but water battles! This tradition is known as "Wet Monday." In this predominantly Catholic country, water is a symbol of baptism and reminds residents that they need to wash away their sins. The funny custom aims to purify oneself from the past year's sins. I ...

28
Mar
2024

Carnival of Nice

s who provide about 90% of the flowers used, from local growers. The main plants are gerberas, daisies, irises, roses, carnations, gladioli. The mimosa, symbol of Nice, obviously occupies a privileged place in the heart of these battles. The splendor of such a corso, of typically Nice inspiration ...

23
Jan
2007

The Lemon Festival of Menton: history and traditions

he Lemon Festival has become one of the unmissable events in Menton. How has the Lemon Festival evolved to the present day? The lemon has become the symbol of the city of Menton which has chosen as an emblem and as part of the graphic charter of all its documents. The collaboration with anima ...

14
Feb
2007

The Tour de France: presentation and history

race, thanks to on-board cameras on motorcycles relayed by plane or helicopter. The different jerseys The yellow jersey, which has become the iconic symbol of the Tour de France, rewards the leader of the overall classification. It is decorated with the signature of Henri Desgrange, the famous HD ...

05
July
2007

For Saint Barbara's Day, sow wheat and lentils

ara on December 4 is still associated today with the notion of fertility, if we are to believe the proverb: 'Well-sprouted Saint Barbara's wheat is a symbol of prosperity for the coming year'. How to make this seedling? Today, St. Barbara's wheat has become a decorative element for the Advent ...

30
Nov
2007

Bean collecting or fabophily: definition and history

es of American cinema. What is the history of the Epiphany bean? The history of the Epiphany bean and fabophily begins with the vegetable bean, a symbol of life that was already part of ancient rites because of its embryonic form. Also used as a voting token among the Greeks, the bean did not ...

08
Jan
2008