In our celebration of Spanish cultures last month, we encouraged Spanish teachers to share holidays that capture the rich traditions found in the Spanish-speaking world. Now we invite French teachers to explore holidays and related activities with students as part of your spring world languages curriculum.
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April 14-22—Kite Festival - France
Berck-sur-Mer Kite Festival
A 25-year tradition that takes place every year, this nine-day-long kite lovers' extravaganza highlights the colorful imaginations of kite-makers from around the world. Area natives, beach-goers and tourists are treated to a myriad of elaborate kites that range in size from small and medium to gigantic. The kites come to life as dragons, sea-dwelling fish-- even cartoon characters soar through the sky. These rich creations delight the minds and spirits of the estimated 500K people who attend annually.