Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Armistice Day

November 11th marks another French holiday on the calendar. This time it's Armistice Day, or Armistice de la Première Guerre Mondiale, which signifies a more solemn occasion. Those who were killed or injured during the first World War as well as those from other wars are honored on this
day. Traditionally, the sitting president will lay a wreath of flowers at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arc de Triomphe.

While this isn't a holiday of a whole lot of partying, please take note that the post offices and most stores will be closed tomorrow.

Perhaps on your visit through the streets of Paris, maybe you too can remember that many people have lost their lives in countless wars throughout history. Perhaps we can send out a simple thought of Peace on this day.

Thank you for reading and bonne journee.