Apprendre la Langue Française (Part Dix-Sept): 12 mois et 7 jours


Not only in Switzerland, but all over Europe as well, days and/or dates are written differently. For example:

mardi 21 septembre 2010

And this can be read as: mardi, vingt et un septembre deux mille dix. Especially when date in numbers are required to be written., be extra careful in filling out date fields on the forms coming from Europe.

Days in French are:

Monday is Lundi.

Tuesday is Mardi.

Wednesday is Mercedi.

Thursday is Jeudi.

Friday is Vendredi.

Saturday is Samedi.

Sunday is Dimanche.

Here’s the 12 months of the year in French. Out of curiosity I mapped out the public holidays of Geneva and of the Philippines.

Janvier is January.

It’s New Year’s Day Celebration all over the world!

Fevrier is February.

It’s the Anniversary of EDSA or People Power Revolution in the Philippines.

Mars is March.

For Catholics all over the world, it is the season of Lent.

Avril is April.

It’s Araw ng Kagitingan in the Philippines.

Mai is May.

Particularly in Geneva, Ascencion Day, Whit Sunday/Pentecost, and Whit Monday are commemmorated. Labor Day is a worldwide affair.

Juin is June.

The Philippines celebrates its Independence Day.

Juillet is July.

It seems to be a quiet month for both Geneva and the Philippines!

Août is August.

It is Swiss National Day all over Switzerland while the Philippines commemmorates Ninoy Aquino and its national heroes.

Septembre is September.

It is Geneva Fast in Geneva and it is Eid’l Fitr for the Muslim brothers and sisters in the Philippines.

Octobre is October.

It is just another quiet month for both countries, again!

Novembre is November.

The Philippines has All Saints’ Day, Eid’l Adha, and Bonifacio Day.

Decembre is December.

It is Rizal Day in the Philippines while it is St. Stephen’s Day and Restoration Day in Geneva. All over the world, it’s Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

Isn’t it obvious which country celebrates more holidays than the other?

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