Joyeuse Saint Valentin!

Another holiday, another opportunity to learn about France.

For example, you might ask yourself…..”If St. Valentine was a male, then why do the French say “Joyeuse” (a feminine word) instead of “Joyeux” (a masculine word)?


As it turns out, since the word for holiday/celebration is “fête” and a feminine word, that makes saying “Happy Saint Valentine’s Day” feminine!

In addition, notice how in French, the “E” is dropped from the end of Valentine, making the French pronunciation (VAL-UHN-TAWN).

Check out this great video which tells you all you need to know about La Fête de Saint Valentin.

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