The Comité Tricolore now has 26 members and many sponsors that can answer all your needs and help you achieve your New Year’s resolutions. You therefore will have no excuse to postpone them to the “Calendes Grecques”, so resolve...
Expression Française : "Renvoyer aux Calendes Grecques"
Resolve to Indulge
This year we are again working with our great restaurant partners and organize our now famous Solidarity Dinners...and they fill up so fast that we encourage you to reserve your seat as soon as we announce the date.
Our January 30th dinner at Marcel’s is already sold-out but indulge and bring your significant other to our next one...just two days before Valentine’s Day on February 12th at Belga Café.
A master of traditional Belgian cuisine with a flair for provocative dishes, Bart Vandaele is a contestant on season 10 of Bravo’s “Top Chef.” “I’ve become known as ‘the Belgian guy’ for putting Belgian food on the map in D.C.,” he says.
Click here to reserve. 60 tickets are available at the price of $100 per person, which consists of $75 for your meal (tax and tip included, drinks excluded) and $25 as a donation to the Comité Tricolore. The donation is tax deductible.
Please check the amazing and fun 5-course menu below... with two desserts!
Or set a beautiful table at home!
Since 1833 Garnier-Thiebaut designs, weaves and crafts high quality linens in France. In 2010 Garnier-Thiebaut USA acquired Hilden America keeping a cutting and sewing facility as well as a warehouse in South Boston (Virginia).
Their Outlet Boutique is in Arlington and you can also choose to buy online a tablecloth that will make your next dinner elegant and sophisticated!
Resolve to Protect
Protect your family
The Club des Avocats Francophones is composed of attorneys who are French or speak French in the Washington, D.C. area.
Miorini Law offers on-line and in-person seminars each month to give an overview of the issues and possibilities to best protect and provide for your loved ones.
To register click on the issue you resolved to address this year:
La Galette des Rois is a French tradition that the FACC celebrates each year.
During the entire month of January and even a little beyond, families and friends gather, usually on several occasions, to celebrate the 700-year old tradition of Galette des Rois (The King’s Cake).
Wishing "Meilleurs Voeux pour la Nouvelle Année" (best wishes for the New Year) in France is not just something you do on January 1st. French people do it the entire month, and it often becomes a pretext for more celebration and Champagne toasting.
February 12th at 6:00 PM
At Lyon Hall in Arlington
The Arlington Sister City Association (ASCA) Reims committee is having a fundraising event to support its mission of fostering exchanges in education, commerce, culture and the arts with Reims, France through a series of activities.
This will be the first event of the celebration of the 80th anniversary of D-Day!
The first French Series of 2024, “D-Day and the Liberation of France,” will convene for a panel discussion with three renowned historians:
Michael S. Neiberg, Professor of History and Chair of War Studies at the U.S. Army War College
Craig L. Symonds, Professor Emeritus of History at the U.S. Naval Academy
Frank A. Blazich, Curator of Military History at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History
Introduced by the Ambassador of France to the United States, Laurent Bili, the presentation and discussion will focus on D-Day in Normandy, but also on the landing in Provence and the liberation of Paris. It will be followed by Q&A.
Learn with the Villa Albertine and the Maison Francaise!
US Premiere of "Rudy Gobert N°27" followed by Q&A with Rudy Gobert
January 23rd at 7:00 PM
At La Maison Française
This event kicks off the series of events to celebrate Olympic values organized by the Embassy of France in preparation of the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris and marks the inaugural series of screenings « Movie Nights by French In Motion ».
La Maison Française, in partnership with French In Motion, presents an exceptional documentary film delving into the hidden world of professional basketball, tracing the inspiring journey of Rudy Gobert as he rises to stardom as a NBA leader.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with NBA star Rudy Gobert in person and the film’s producer, Sébastien Onomo.
Anne Carminati, a native Parisian, and James Wesolowski, an American francophile who lives between Paris and New York will be visiting directly from France to present their newly published insider guide about iconic and unusual museums "à ne pas manquer" in the City of Light.
The conversation will be moderated by Karen Seiger, editor-in-chief for North America of the 111 Places guidebook series.
Un mercredi midi sur deux rendez-vous à ’Tenley-Friendship Library’ - 4450 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington,DC - pour une conférence en français sur des sujets variés : littérature, histoire, musique, art et science.
January 24th at NOON
Le Kibangisme au Congo avec Marlin Friesen
This year you will not need to go far to travel in time and space.
You will be able to retrace Lafayette’s 1824 and 1825 Farewell Tour of America.
Bicentennial of Lafayette’s Farewell Tour
Follow Lafayette’s path on his thirteen month trip. Here are the dates of the events that will take place in our area this year:
October 7, 2024 Lafayette Arrives by boat at Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland
Baltimore and the American Friends of Lafayette welcome the public to attend a historic re-enactment of General Lafayette’s arrival!
The word calend is a roman word. It is the first day of each month. Julius Cesar set up a new calendar based on lunar phases which is the reason why we now have 365 days and leap years.
On the calend day, roman priests would announce the number of days until the next calend.
On this day you were supposed to pay off all your debt: an early version of our credit card due dates, and as with our credit cards, debts were listed in the Calendaria: an early version of our liability ledger!
The Greeks refused to follow the new roman calendar and continue to work with their own calendars, which differed from region to region…making it impossible to set a precise date for paying your debts. This became a joke among the Romans « ad Kalendria Graecas soluturos »!
Therefore postponing something to the Greek Calendar is postponing to an indefinite date…an expression much loved by all procrastinators, still much in use in France...
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