Fête D’Emilie

Today is my Fête!
No, not my Birthday, that is two months away. In France you have your birthday and the day of your namesake. And the 19th of September is the fête de Sainte Émilie de Rodat who in 1815 formed a foundation young women, girls with dificulties and prosoners or war. She was also a mystic.

So if in France somone wishes you “Jouyeuse fête” and it isn’t your birthday: It is the feast day of your saint.
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f68b_1.JPG Ste Emilie de Rodat.

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About Emilie

I'm a small girl with big ambitions and very little common sense it seems. I decided after I graduated from college that I would move from my little city of Lafayette Louisiana to the raging monster city that is Paris. In 4 months of planning I have now uprooted everything I had in an amazing town to live in a truly wild place where I have no idea WHAT I am going to do. But isn't that the fun of it all. So here is cheers to getting lost, breaking hearts, starving, and many wonderful adventures that come along with finding yourself.
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4 Responses to Fête D’Emilie

  1. Jane Vidrine says:

    Love this tradition. Two days to celebrate yourself in France. Did you look closely at her face? She actually resembles you and grandma. Yipes.

    • Emilie says:

      Yeah it is the eyebrows I think. And maybe the cheeks (“jowels” even…oh my!). But I certainly love the tradition. It is nice to get texts from friends out of nowhere to wish you a happy fête.

  2. Hope you enjoyed it Emilie! Thanks so much for visiting our blog. Funny coincidence, yesterday a dear friend of ours, an Emily in germany, bought a ticket to join us here in Paris today!! Good way to celebrate the feast of St. Emilie! all the best, Margaret and Elizabeth

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