French cuisine is currently considered to be a
major delicacy across the world. If you visit any continent around the world, you will find a restaurant whose background is from France. The French hotels are famous due to their uniqueness in serving food. The originality and diversity of each eatery makes them prime locations. In order to know more about the cultures that are represented in France and the surrounding villages such as Luberon, it would suffice to learn more about the traditions observed here. It is in these traditions that unique meals are served. The culture in France is heavily influenced by the traditions herein since it is an old nation that has developed well each year to grow their rich traditions.
As a matter of fact, France is ranked in third position in terms of the old nations in Europe. Every city and village in France, including Luberon, is involved in the commemoration of special traditions. This is a clear indication that the nation is proud of where it has come from. Moreover, a point worth noting here is that most of the holidays are based on Christian beliefs, and so suffice it to say, this is because 80 percent of the French are Catholics. Other interesting activities that are celebrated here are birthdays and funerals showing that the French esteem life highly.
Historic holidays in Luberon
A custom that has been practiced since times of old is the celebration of the May 1st holiday. It is famously called May Day, where residents in Luberon participate by planting trees on the main square in the village. Groups of young and old walk around the streets as they play the drums and fifes to ring in the new month.
All the lives that were lost during World War II are remembered during the May 8th holiday.
July 4th is the Bastille Day. It is a day celebrated to commemorate the French Revolution.
Middle class and farmers marched on this day to the Bastille (jail) since they did not like how the nobles were being served well while they (farmers and middle class) were left starving. This day is celebrated as the French walk across the streets as they light up fireworks and have some military parades. The end of World War I is commemorated on the 11th of November every year. The residents of Luberon gather on the grave sides of the war veterans where they lay wreaths.
The birth of Jesus, as commemorated across the world on 25th December, is also celebrated in Luberon. There are various Christmas trees that are decorated across the city. Children are guided to place some shoes on the foot of the Christmas tree on the eve of Christmas day.
Families in Luberon come together during this time and most of them exchange presents.
During these celebrations, there are huge chunks of food that are served even in the eateries. Some of the foods include Breast of Duck, Christmas Log, Truffles, and Foe Gras.