french holidays april fool s day le poisson d avril and bastille day n.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
French Holidays- April Fool’s Day (Le Poisson d’Avril) and Bastille Day PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
French Holidays- April Fool’s Day (Le Poisson d’Avril) and Bastille Day

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 39

French Holidays- April Fool’s Day (Le Poisson d’Avril) and Bastille Day - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 269 Views
  • Uploaded on

French Holidays- April Fool’s Day (Le Poisson d’Avril) and Bastille Day. “Encore” is French for “again”. This button moves you backwards to the previous slide. “Aidez-moi” is French for “help me” and will bring you back to this menu.

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'French Holidays- April Fool’s Day (Le Poisson d’Avril) and Bastille Day' - arich


Download Now An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
controls

“Encore” is French for “again”. This button moves you backwards to the previous slide.

“Aidez-moi” is French for “help me” and will bring you back to this menu.

“Allons-y!” is French for “Let’s Go!”. This button moves you forward to the next slide.

Controls

Encore

Aidez-moi

Allons-y

Aidez-moi

Encore

Allons-y

bonjour
Bonjour!

Hello! I’m Pierre the Fish, or as the French say, Pierre le Poisson! I’m going to teach you all about April Fool’s Day in France, or as we say, Le Poisson d’Avril (April Fish) and another French holiday, Bastille Day!

Encore

Allons-y

Aidez-moi

slide4

In this presentation, we will look at the history of both holidays and how they are celebrated today in France. Choose which holiday you want to start with and click the corresponding button below!

April Fool’s Day

(Poisson d’Avril)

Bastille Day

Encore

Aidez-moi

Allons-y

history of april fool s day

The year used to end in March, and April 1st was the start of the new year.

In 1564, King Charles IX changed the start of the year to January 1st.

History of April Fool’s Day

Encore

Aidez-moi

Allons-y

history of april fool s day1

At this point in time, it was hard to communicate and let everyone know about the calendar changes.

Some people were unaware of the calendar change and some people refused to change.

History of April Fool’s Day

Encore

Aidez-moi

Allons-y

history of april fool s day2

People would stick paper fish on the backs of those people who still celebrated the new year on April 1st.

The victims of these pranks were called “Poisson d’Avril” which translates to literally mean “April Fish”.

This was the start of April Fool’s Day, and people all over the world now play these sorts of pranks.

History of April Fool’s Day

Encore

Aidez-moi

Allons-y

pranks
Pranks

People in France often play pranks relating to fish on April Fool’s Day.

Encore

Aidez-moi

Allons-y

common pranks

One common prank is when people stick paper fish on the backs of their friends and family.

Common Pranks

Encore

Aidez-moi

Allons-y

common pranks1

People will also call their friend on the telephone, ask them to hold, and then once their friend gets back on the phone, they ask their friend if they’ve had any “bites”.

Common Pranks

Encore

Aidez-moi

Allons-y

common pranks2

People will also trick their friends into calling fish shops or aquariums. (Don’t try this one!)

Common Pranks

Encore

Aidez-moi

Allons-y

brainstorm 3 common april fool s day pranks that we play in america
Brainstorm 3 common April Fool’s Day pranks that we play in America.

How are they similar to those in France?

How are they different?

Encore

Aidez-moi

Allons-y

slide13

You’re all done learning about April Fool’s Day. You can choose to learn about Bastille Day, or if you’ve already done this, you can go ahead and take the quiz!

BastilleDay

Quiz

Encore

Allons-y

Aidez-moi

bastille day
Bastille Day

Bastille Day is celebrated on the 14th of July and is similar to our 4th of July in the United States.

Encore

Aidez-moi

Allons-y

history of bastille day

The Bastille was a French prison, but the building no longer exists.

On July 14, 1789, people stormed the Bastille to mark the end of the monarchy (a monarchy is a government ruled by the king).

This marked the start of the French Revolution.

History of Bastille Day

Encore

Allons-y

Aidez-moi

history of bastille day1

It was declared an official holiday on July 6, 1880.

It symbolized the birth of the Republic (a republic is a different form of government where there is not a monarch and people have more control over the government).

The storming of the Bastille is similar to the signing of the Declaration of Independence in America.

History of Bastille Day

Encore

Aidez-moi

Allons-y

history of bastille day2
History of Bastille Day

“La Marseillaise” is the French national anthem and was written in 1792, not very long after the storming of the Bastille.

Encore

Aidez-moi

Allons-y

history of bastille day3
History of Bastille Day

Here is a video of “La Marseillaise” in French. The French and English lyrics are listed. You only need to listen to the first two minutes of the song.

Encore

Aidez-moi

Allons-y

celebrating bastille day

It is similar to our 4th of July celebration in America.

  • On Bastille Day, in France, there are many major public events including
    • Parades
    • Dances
    • Balls
    • Musical Performances
    • Fireworks
Celebrating Bastille Day

Encore

Aidez-moi

Allons-y

think about the 4 th of july in america give one way it is similar to france s bastille day
Think about the 4th of July in America. Give one way it is similar to France’s Bastille Day.

Encore

Aidez-moi

Allons-y

bien fait well done
Bien Fait!Well Done!

Now you can either go back to review April Fool’s Day or go on and take the quiz.

April Fool’s Day (Le Poisson d’Avril)

Quiz

Encore

Aidez-moi

Allons-y

question 1
Question 1

True

False

correct bien fait
Correct! Bien Fait!

Without today’s technology, it was harder to communicate and tell people about these changes.

Allons-y

Aidez-moi

sorry that s not right
Sorry, that’s not right!

Without today’s technology it was harder to communicate and tell people about these changes, so many people weren’t aware of the new calendar.

Allons-y

Aidez-moi

question 2
Question 2

B. December 31st

A. March 1st

C. April 1st

D. September 2nd

correct bien fait1
Correct! Bien Fait!

The new year used to start on April 1st.

Allons-y

Aidez-moi

sorry that s not right1
Sorry, that’s not right!

Hint: Think about the name “April Fish.” Try again!

Encore

Aidez-moi

question 3
Question 3

A. Poisson d’Avril

B. Jokesters

C. April Fish

D. A and C

correct bien fait2
Correct! Bien Fait!

The victims of April Fool’s Day jokes in France are called “Poisson d’Avril” which is French for “April Fish.”

Allons-y

Aidez-moi

sorry that s not right2
Sorry, that’s not right!

Hint: Think about what the victims of April Fool’s Day are called in both French and English! Try again!

Encore

Aidez-moi

question 4
Question 4

A. June 4th

B. July 14th

C, December 12th

D. July 4th

correct bien fait3
Correct! Bien Fait!

Bastille Day is celebrated on July 14th!

Allons-y

Aidez-moi

sorry that s not right3
Sorry, that’s not right!

Bastille Day is not celebrated that day. Try again!

Encore

Aidez-moi

question 5
Question 5

True

False

correct bien fait4
Correct! Bien Fait!

When people stormed the Bastille, that marked the start of the French Revolution.

Aidez-moi

Allons-y

sorry that s not right4
Sorry, that’s not right!

When people stormed the Bastille, that did actually mark the start of the French Revolution.

Allons-y

Aidez-moi

great job you ve completed the activity
Great job! You’ve completed the activity!

Now, it’s time for us to celebrate “Le Poisson d’Avril.” Log off the computer and cut out two paper fish. Tag two people in the class with them, and make sure they haven’t noticed you got them! Then, come find me and tell me the names of the two people you tagged.

Allons-y

Aidez-moi

sources

http://www.cactuslanguagetraining.com/us/french/view/beware-the-poisson-davril/http://www.francetravelguide.com/april-fools-day-in-france-le-poisson-davril.htmlhttp://www.cactuslanguagetraining.com/us/french/view/beware-the-poisson-davril/http://www.francetravelguide.com/april-fools-day-in-france-le-poisson-davril.html

http://french.about.com/od/culture/a/bastille-day.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4K1q9Ntcr5g

http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/france/bastille-day

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_IX_of_France

http://www.clker.com/clipart-fish-8.html

Google Images

Sources