HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 2, 2009 – Dr. Jean-Francois Llorens, associate professor of French at High Point University, recently made a paper presentation at the 2009 Annual Foreign Language Association of North Carolina (FLANC) Conference, held on Sept. 25 in Raleigh.
In his paper, Llorens discussed details about Christmas traditions in France.
“I talked about the nativity scene,” Llorens says. “It’s a centuries-old tradition in France. The nativity is a miniature version of what Americans typically use. The nativities go inside of the homes ? it’s like America’s version of the Christmas tree.”
Llorens, who says he attends the conference yearly, adds there is a great historic background to the nativities, and the French place a large value to them.
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