I have not yet spent New Year's Eve in Les Arcs-sur-Argens.
|Fireworks at Les Arcs-sur-Argens.|
The year I was about to, was also the year when it was Very Cheap to fly home over New Year.So we caught a flight and landed at Tullamarine during a lightning storm where the plane made a slightly scary swerve down the runway in the wet.
Everyone started cheering as we emerged from customs and it was several seconds before I realised that it had just turned midnight and rather than welcoming us home, they were welcoming the New Year.
Le Nouvel An (New Year) in France takes on almost as much importance as Christmas. Most of the cards at this time carry good wishes for the New Year.
January 1 is also le jour de Saint-Sylvestre (St Sylvester’s day) – he was a very early pope, dating back to around 335AD.
So I wish everyone a very Happy New Year and may 2016 be the best yet.
Bonne Année !