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23/03/2017
What's on TV during the 2017 Francophony Week?
Before the 2017's "French Language and Francophony Week" wrap-up on March 26, check out some of our recommendations for entertainment, current affairs and lifestyle shows!
27/02/2017
Mardi Gras - highlight of festivities before Lent
Why are there carnivals in February? What is Mardi Gras, and what is the history behind all these festive celebrations?
24/02/2017
Menton Lemon Festival
The 84th Menton Lemon Festival is here! Why lemon, you say? Find out about the history behind with our article.
16/02/2017
A look at the festive Nice Carnival 2017
One of the world's top 3 carnivals (alongside Brazil and Venice), traditionally the celebrations take place in February in this iconic city on the French Riviera.
02/02/2017
It's Pancake Day today!
The “Candlemass” day is originally a day with pagan origins and later adapted by the Roman Catholic Church. Nowadays, it is more popularly known as Pancake Day in France. Let’s ...
26/01/2017
Happy Australia Day!
Happy Australia Day to all our friends down under! Learn more about this important day and the history behind.
16/11/2016
Beaujolais Nouveau is (almost) here!
The arrival of the Beaujolais nouveau is celebrated every year in France and abroad and symbolizes the conviviality.
28/10/2016
Light up your week with Diwali
Diwali means "a row of lights". It’s a 5-day festival of joy and happiness. Learn more about this colourful and dynamic tradition with our blog!
09/08/2016
Let's visit Saint-Amour on Saint-Amour
On August 9th, it's the “Saint-Amour”: the Saint of Love... Learn more about this celebration and the city of Saint-Amour in the Jura region.
13/07/2016
Australia and New Zealand are guests of honour at Paris 2016 Bastille Day Parade
This year, troops from Australia and New Zealand have been invited to join the parade, in order to commemorate their support and sacrifices in the participation of World War I’s...
21/06/2016
World Music Day at Alliance Francaise Chittagong, Bangladesh
Alliance Francaise Chittagong celebrates World Music Day 2016 with French Singer Marion Sila with the support of the Embassy of France, UCB and TV5MONDE
09/06/2016
The Dragon Boat Festival in 8 essentials
From an antique tragedy to a major sport activity, the Dragon Boat Festival is presented here in 8 essentials. Read more...
10/05/2016
TV5 is now accessible for Tata Sky subscribers on channel No. 537!
French-language channel ‘TV5MONDE Asie’ is available in India on the country’s leading DTH platform - Tata Sky. It is now accessible for Tata Sky subscribers through its English...
25/04/2016
The Anzac Day Tradition
April 25th or the Anzac day is Australia’s and New Zealand's most significant commemoration of military casualties and veterans. Learn more here
23/03/2016
Holi or the festival of Love
Discover the splendid Holi festival in India! Colorful and joyful! Do you know the signification of the colors?
21/03/2016
French gastronomy around the world
Goût de France / GoodFrance! Which restaurants are participating to GoodFrance in your country?
20/03/2016
Indulge your Inner Frenchie during the Francophonie week!
The week of the French language and the Francophonie is starting on March 12th and it’s coming to you! Even though we celebrate the Francophonie everyday on TV5MONDE, we still w...
05/03/2016
Sharpen Your Quill for the Printemps des Poetes
Have you ever felt in Poetic mood? Grab the chance of becoming a poet! It’s the Printemps des Poètes (Spring of the Poets) between March 5th and 16th 2016. This cultural event t...
17/02/2016
Alliance Française French Film Festival in New Zealand
One of the largest French film festivals outside France is about to start and we are so excited about it! DIscover now
14/02/2016
The great list of romantic French nicknames
Are you a chouchou, a small cabbage or a little flea? Take a look at these funny terms of endearments that French people use everyday to address their darling…
02/02/2016
Why do French people eat crêpes on February 2nd?
The word “Chandeleur” comes from “Chandelles”, literally Candles, which means the celebration of Candles... Learn more
26/01/2016
India Republic Day 2016
The French President François Hollande honored as the chief guest for India Republic Day 2016.
02/12/2015
Laos National Day
Learn more about the celebration of the National Day in Laos. Laos is also a member of the Organisation de la Francophonie.
CULTURAL EVENT 24/11/2015
Happy Water Festival in Cambodia
Bon Om Tuk - For 3 days, Cambodia is celebrating the Water Festival. This is the largest and most popular celebration in Cambodia and is also a long-term tradition.
01/11/2015
The event that makes you melt
The Salon du Chocolat is THE event entirely dedicated to chocolate! See what's going on and watch the video...
22/10/2015
It's FIAC 2015
After Fashion, place for Art in the City of Light! Paris is about to hold the 42th edition of FIAC. Modern art is not always easy to understand and that’s the reason why it’s a ...
13/10/2015
The Week of Taste
‘The Week of Taste’, La Semaine du Goût in French, is an event not only about gastronomy but also about a sustainable development and preservation of culinary heritage.
27/09/2015
10 foods to eat during Mid-Autumn Festival
When we talk about Mid-Autumn Festival we all think about moon cakes. Discover other foods that people like to eat on this occasion and why...
01/08/2015
Swiss National Day: “One for all, all for one"
The National Day is coming up soon in Switzerland. Let’s grab the opportunity to know more about this fabulous country. You will discover many good reasons to visit it on your n...
21/07/2015
The Belgian National Day
Belgium is France's close friend! On July 21st is the Belgian National Day, a very good opportunity to talk about the charming country of wonderful chocolates, amazing waffles a...
14/07/2015
The Grande Parade for Bastille Day
Don’t miss the Grande Parade in Paris for National Day in France. It will be broadcasted on our channels. Read more about the history of France National Day.
04/07/2015
Tour de France and chasse-patate
This year, be an expert of the Tour de France thanks to this survival guide with useful expressions and vocabulary around cycling...
CULTURAL EVENT 01/07/2015
Canada Day
Canada Day (French: Fête du Canada) is the national day of Canada, a federal statutory holiday celebrating the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the British North Am...
24/06/2015
The St-Jean bonfires
The traditional Feast of Saint-Jean takes place every year on June 24th in France. It is a happy celebration where people light giant bonfires and dance and turn around the bonf...
29/04/2015
Japanese Golden Week
Many Japanese workers get about a week off around the end of April and beginning of May. This is because there is a cluster of national holidays during this time. The Japanese “...
09/04/2015
Press release from April 9th 2015
On Wednesday April 8th, at 8.50pm Paris time, TV5MONDE broadcast and technical centres in Paris have been attacked by cyber terrorists for which the Islamic State group has clai...
28/03/2015
Earth hour 2015
Let’s use all our power to save our planet! Watch this amazing video!
21/03/2015
This happens only once every 18 years!
This phenomenon only happens once every 18 years! Thousands of people have gathered in the Mont Saint-Michel to witness the landmark being surrounded by the water. A quick intro...
20/03/2015
10 things you should know about the Francophonie
The International Francophonie Day is celebrated everywhere in the world every year on March 20th since 1988...
19/03/2015
Goût de / Good France
We can’t wait to discover 2015 values of the French Gastronomy. Short programs will be introducing some of the Chefs who are taking part in this event and based in different cit...
05/03/2015
The Lantern Festival
It’s a Chinese festival marking the last day of the lunar New Year. How do people celebrate it?
03/03/2015
The practical guide to Hina Matsuri
Hina Matsuri is a traditional celebration that happens in Japan on March 3rd. Through this Doll’s Festival, families pray for happiness and healthy life for one’s daughter.
03/03/2015
The practical guide to Hina Matsuri
Hina Matsuri is a traditional celebration that happens in Japan on March 3rd. Through this Doll’s Festival, families pray for happiness and healthy life for one’s daughter.
19/02/2015
Happy Tet in Vietnam
The Têt is the shorter name for Têt Nguyên Dán (meaning the celebration of the 1st day) and is the most important day of the Vietnamese calendar. It refers to the Lunar New Year...
CULTURAL 14/01/2015
“Study in France” Virtual Education Fair
What is it like to study in France? For those who are interested in this great experience, this event has been organized just for you. Campus France and the General Consulate ...
31/12/2014
A kiss under the mistletoe
In France, kissing under the mistletoe was reserved for New Year's Day. It was called 'Au gui l'An neuf' which literally means 'Mistletoe for the New Year'. Discover the origin ...
24/12/2014
The Nativity scene or "La crèche de Noël"
The Nativity Scene is part of the Christmas decoration in many places in France. There is a special way to set it up...
21/12/2014
Christmas table settings decorations
It doesn’t matter whether you are going to be 2 or 20 people eating on your table; the table settings for Christmas should always to be planned! Not to worry, you still have a f...
17/12/2014
"For a Child's Smile" opens a new branch in Hong Kong
In 1995, Christian and Marie-France des Pallières have created the Association PSE “Pour un Sourire d’Enfant” which literally means “For a Child’s Smile”. This association is ba...
13/12/2014
Feel the Christmas Magic in your Home Sweet Home
Decorate your Home Sweet Home with Christmas decorations! This is definitely part of the Christmas celebrations!
07/12/2014
Decorate your Christmas tree à la Française
In this article we will show you how to you decorate your Christmas tree. Would you like to create a traditional and classic Christmas tree? A snowy effect? An icy look? A warm ...
05/12/2014
The Festival of Lights
Every year, Lyon city organizes this beautiful Festival of Lights or Fête des Lumières, that takes place between December 5th and 8th. Many artists take part in this 4-nights fe...
05/12/2014
Christmas markets in France
In France, most of the traditional Christmas markets have started already (usually 4 weeks before Christmas). They are a unique experience and they definitely put you in a Chris...
01/12/2014
★What is the Advent Calendar? Have you written your letter to Santa?
Today (December 1st) is the first day of the Advent Calendar. This tradition exists in many countries today and many of us have seen the calendars made with chocolate. Most of t...
CULTURAL EVENT 31/10/2014
Halloween
Halloween originated in what is now Ireland out of the Pagan Celtic celebration of Samhain. On this day, it was believed that spirits rose from the dead and mingled with the liv...
CULTURAL EVENT 04/10/2014
The White Night Festival
‘La Nuit Blanche’ (White Night) is an “all-night arts festival” in Paris, held every year from 7pm till 7am on the first Saturday in October. During this one night, Paris blosso...
CULTURAL EVENT 03/10/2014
National Foundation Day of Korea
‘Gaecheonjeol’ (Korean: 개천절, hanja:開天節) is National Foundation Day of Korea and it is observed on 3 October. This public holiday celebrates the creation of the state of Gojoseon...
CULTURAL EVENT 02/10/2014
Chung Yeung Festival
“The Chung Yeung Festival” falls on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month and that is why it is also called as “Double Ninth Festival”. There are two versions for the origin of...
CULTURAL EVENT 01/10/2014
National Day of the People's Republic of China
The National Day of the People's Republic of China is celebrated on October 1 to mark the formation of the People’s Republic of China. This special event has been originated in ...
CULTURAL EVENT 26/09/2014
French Cuisine Festival
A meal is not just about eating in France. French culinary culture is a combination of social habits, great products, history, tradition and climate. In fact, most of French peo...
CULTURAL EVENT 06/09/2014
Lille Flea Market
‘La braderie de Lille’, the name “braderie” coming from the Flemish and Spanish words for ‘bargain’, is the biggest flea-market in entire Europe and is one of the most anticipat...
CULTURAL EVENT 02/09/2014
Vietnam Independence Day
On September 2 in 1945, President Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence of the newly-proclaimed Democratic Republic of Vietnam from France and this date still remains...
CULTURAL EVENT 17/08/2014
Indonesia Independence Day
Indonesia Independence Day, known locally as Hari Merdeka, is observed annually on August 17 to celebrate their declaration of independence from Dutch colonization in 1945.
CULTURAL EVENT 15/08/2014
Assumption of Mary
The feast day of the Assumption of Mary, also known as the “Assumption Day”, celebrates the day that God assumed Virgin Mary into Heaven following her death according to the Chr...
CULTURAL EVENT 30/07/2014
Vanuatu Independence Day
Vanuatu celebrates their Independence Day on July 30th to commemorate its freedom from the British and French rule in 1980. This archipelago of 83 islands is located about 2,000...
CULTURAL EVENT 07/07/2014
Tanabata - Evening of the Seventh
Tanabata (七夕, meaning "Evening of the seventh") is a Japanese star festival, originating from the Chinese Qixi Festival. It celebrates the meeting of the deities Orihime and Hik...
CULTURAL EVENT 28/06/2014
Ramadan - Ninth month of the Islamic calendar
Ramadan (Arabic: رمضان‎) is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar; Muslims worldwide observe this as a month of fasting. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five ...
MUSIC 21/06/2014
Music on the Tram!
Let's celebrate the music together! MUSIC ON THE TRAM! Alliance Française and Hong Kong Tramways proudly present the World Music Day in the tram featuring various local groups w...
THEATRE 17/06/2014
‘Le Grand Restaurant’ By Pierre Palmade
‘Le Grand Restaurant’ By Pierre Palmade Stage adaptation by Emilie Guillot
CULTURAL EVENT 12/06/2014
Philippines Independence Day
One of the most significant dates in the Philippines' history is the Independence Day as it marks the nation’s independence from the Spanish rule in 1898. Independence Day is...
CULTURAL EVENT 09/06/2014
Le lundi de Pentecôte
Pentecost Monday (Lundi de Pentecôte) is the day after Pentecost Sunday. It is a public holiday in France and also in many European countries. Many Christians believe that t...
INTERVIEW 09/06/2014
Diversity within Paris Combo
Paris Combo was officially formed in 1995 when the trio of Belle Du Berry (Lead vocalist singer), François-François (Singer, percussionist/ drummer) and Potzi (Mediterranean gui...
CULTURAL EVENT 29/05/2014
Ascension Day in France
Ascension Day marks the day that Jesus ascended to heaven following his crucifixion and resurrection, according to Christian belief. It is celebrated in many countries including...
CULTURAL EVENT 06/05/2014
Buddha’s Birthday
Buddha’s Birthday is also traditionally known as Vesak or Visakah Puja. The annual holiday of Vesak is observed by Buddhist maily in South Asia and Southeast Asia such as Nep...
THEATRE 29/04/2014
Je Danse Toujours - HK Theatre Association
A one-woman poetic stage play on the French Resistance Performed in French with English surtitles. With Ariele Zanini our pianist, Margaux Bordaz our singer, Mohamed Drissi ...
ÉVÉNEMENTS CULTUREL 05/04/2014
Qing Ming Festival
Ching Ming, or “QingMing”, is a festival known as the Remembrance of Ancestors Day or the Grave Sweeping Day. This date is indicated on the Chinese Lunar calendar by the two ...
INTERVIEW 31/03/2014
Café-Théâtre “Ils s’aiment”
How would you describe this play to people who has never seen before? These are the situations that are all experience to certain extent in our private life. It’s quite funny to...
INTERVIEW 18/03/2014
Meeting Brigitte
We chose this name “Brigitte” because for us it's a very meaningful name with lots of feminine backstory behind it. You can imagine Brigitte, an old woman, or a mother, or e...
ÉVÉNEMENTS CULTUREL 14/03/2014
White Day
March 14th is a day that is marked in several regions in Asia such as Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and also parts of China. The significance of this day (March 14th) is that it i...
INTERVIEW 07/03/2014
Meeting Matthieu Chedid and meeting -M-
Matthieu Chedid, better known by his stage name –M-, is a highly respected guitarist who appeared in the 90’s with a cartoonesque look with a M shaped haircut, and outfits that ...
The Bread week in France
In France, it’s the 20th anniversary of the “Fête du pain”! Did you know that a festival has been created especially to honor the French traditional bread? Discover the legend o...
Disciples Escoffier Asia Young Talent Trophy 2015
Young chefs from South Korea, Thailand, Philippines, China, Macau, Singapore, Hong Kong took part in the contest last week. And the Asia winner is........
Tous au restaurant! Your guest is our guest!
Buy 1 menu get 1 free in 1000 restaurants in France? Take a look at this event and hurry up to book a table!
One Beat, One Dance, One Vision
Sinulog, which started in the 1980s, is one of the biggest festivals in the Philippines, held yearly in reverence for the Santo Niño (the Child Jesus).
Waitangi day and Waitangi village
New Zealand is a magic country and today they are celebrating Waitangi Day. Let yourself drift away with the Northland region and the historic Waitangi village.
Japan honoured for the Flower Carpet of Brussels
Around 600,000 flowers will be placed beautifully and thoughtfully to create an exceptional flower carpet, under the theme of Japan!
Special Womens Day on TV5MONDE with Francoise Giroud
Françoise Giroud, the mysteries of a free woman - On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, watch the special program about Françoise Giroud, a heroin of the French femi...
New Year celebrations in South-East Asia
Mid-April is that time of the year when Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar are celebrating New Year. What does it look like in each country?
The Lily month
What does the month of May reminds you of? For many French people, the month of May refers to the “Mois du muguet” or the month of the Lily. See the origin of the tradition in F...
Special Cannes Film Festival
What to watch on TV5MONDE? TV5MONDE is proud to be a partner of one of the biggest international and Francophone Film Festivals.
10 things to know about Neighbours Day
Fête des voisins - Read the 10 things you have to know about this celebration
3 touching French songs dedicated to Father's Day
Get ready for a Father's Day in French with these 3 Dad songs. What do you think about them? Which song is your best Dad song?
Listen to the playlist for World Music Day 2016 by TV5MONDE
Listen to the Playlist for World Music Day (Fête de la Musique) 2016 by TV5MONDE
Red and white for Canada Day
Are you ready to celebrate Canada Day? We will explain you how to make the perfect Canadian Flag Cake!
Tour de France in turmoil and happiness
Do you know some of the worst and the greatest stories of the legendary Tour de France since the very beginning?
The Festival d'Avignon
It's the 70th edition of the Festival D'Avignon. Is there a better place than Avignon to celebrate Art? See more...
21st of July Flag Cake
We’ve found the perfect Flag Cake to celebrate Belgium National Day, made by Sarah Giebens. What do you think of her cake?
Australia honoured at the Lorient Interceltic Festival in Brittany
The famous annual Festival Interceltique de Lorient, in Brittany is about to take place! If you are interested in Brittany, or in any Celtic related country or activity, this ev...
Corso de la Lavande
Did you know that France had a Festival especially dedicated to Lavender? The strong emblem of Provence is at its apogee for almost a week...