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.


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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  1. Lisa Says:

    Monique later wrote that Jordan almonds are also given at weddings in France.

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