Newborn Traditions in France

Monique wrote to me that there aren’t many customs around the birth of a child in France. When the child is born people give gifts of clothes and accessories… but only once the child is born. There’s a superstition that it’s bad luck to give anything before the birth.

Jordan almonds (dragées) are given at baptisms. They represent love, luck and happiness.

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Monique Palomares works with me on the French and Spanish versions of Mama Lisa’s World. -Mama Lisa

Image:  Taken by Evan-Amos. A pile of Jordan Almonds, which are almonds in a sugar coating in pastel colors. These specific Jordan Almonds were manufactured by La Pone. CC-BY-SA-3.0

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