“Easter is a holiday that is celebrated just as enthusiastically in France as it is in America, although traditions do differ. One of the best French Easter traditions is that of the Cloche Volant, or flying bell. On Good Friday (vendredi saint) all the church bells in France are silenced. As legend has it, the bells fly to Rome to see the Pope. On Easter morning, it is said that the bells return from Rome just in time to ring out and joyously declare the Resurrection. Classic chocolate Easter eggs can also be found in sweets shops throughout France—the first chocolate eggs were made in France and Germany in the nineteenth century.” (Credit/Source: France Today)
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Happy Easter – Buona Pasqua ! 🙂
Wow, that tree looks amazing!
Thanks for commenting – it is a true work of art!
I love the tree. It’s amazing – I can’t imagine how many hours it must have taken to decorate it….or how long it will take to undecorate it!
Merci – A labor of love, no doubt – it leaves me in awe of the dedication and time involved.
Joyeuses Pâques! I love the fabulous tree and the historical tidbits, Kim. Have a lovely weekend, ~T.
Merci, Theadora, et bon weekend!
I wish the bells would take some of these clouds with them to the Vatican!
Me too – thanks for making me laugh!
Beautiful trees! Wow Very lovely indeed. I love your blog 🙂 Happy Easter 🙂
Merci for the kind words and have a wonderful Easter!
Wow. I love that tree!
An amazing work of art indeed!