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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.
The Saint-Jean Bonfires
The traditional Feast of Saint-Jean takes place every year on June 24th in France. It is a joyful celebration where people light giant bonfires and dance and turn around the bon...
Special Programmes for Festival de Cannes 2019
Festival de Cannes has always remained committed to its founding purpose for decades: to draw the audience’s attention to promote films, enhance the development of the movie ind...
L'invité: Festival de Cannes, an interview with Patrick Simonin
As part of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival (From May 14 through 25), special editions of L'Invité will be broadcast from the iconic town. The line-up will include interviews with...
Christmas Countdown with TV5MONDE
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...
Le French May Hong Kong: School of Nice
"School of Nice – From Pop Art to Happenings" is Le French May's highlight exhibition this year. Visit it in Hong Kong until end of this week!
Hong Kong French Theatre Festival: third edition
From March 7 to 10, 2018, a culmination of culture and theatrical arts shall take place in the heart of Hong Kong. Come one, come all: the programme is bound for fans of all ages!
Day of "Galette des Rois" - Kings' Cake
It's Ephiphany, and for the non-religious folks it's the day to eat Kings' Cake! Who is going to be the King or the Queen today?
The Festival of Lights in Lyon, France
See France's second largest city come to life in a dynamic show of lights, sound and arts from 7th to 10th of December during its annual mega event, La Fête des Lumières!
#LightUpHK: Lumieres Hong Kong 2017
Inspired by Lyon and one of the world's oldest lights festival, the ultimate city of lights welcomes its own and very first edition. Learn all about Lumieres Hong Kong Festival ...
Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival 2017
The 2017 edition of Hong Kong's Wine and Dine Festival takes place from 26-29 October, 2017. TV5MONDE Asie Pacifique was there and here are some of our selected highlights.
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!
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?
Menton Lemon Festival
The 84th Menton Lemon Festival is here! Why lemon, you say? Find out about the history behind with our article.
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.
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 ...
Happy Australia Day!
Happy Australia Day to all our friends down under! Learn more about this important day and the history behind.
Beaujolais Nouveau is (almost) here!
The arrival of the Beaujolais nouveau is celebrated every year in France and abroad and symbolizes the conviviality.
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!
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.
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...
The Anzac Day Tradition
April 25th or the Anzac day Australia’s and New Zealand's most significant commemoration of military casualties and veterans. Learn more here
French gastronomy around the world
Goût de France / GoodFrance! Which restaurants are participating to GoodFrance in your country?
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...
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...
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
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…
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
India Republic Day 2016
The French President François Hollande honored as the chief guest for India Republic Day 2016.
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.
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.
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...
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 ...
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.
10 foods to eat during Mid-Automn 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 “...
Songkran 2015: The Biggest Water Fight Festival in Thailand and The Traditional Thai New Year!
If you’re considering traveling to Thailand for Songkran (Thailand’s Water Fight Festival 2015) be prepared to get soaked having the time of your life in a fun and exciting wate...
Khmer New Year
Chaul Chnam Thmey in the Khmer language literally means “Enter New Year” and will take place on April 13th 2015 for 3 days.
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...
Earth hour 2015
Let’s use all our power to save our planet! Watch this amazing video!
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...
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...
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...
The Lantern Festival
It’s a Chinese festival marking the last day of the lunar New Year. How do people celebrate it?
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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...
"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...
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!
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 ...
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...
This is an adaptation of the famous and comic show involving 2 well-known French actors: Pierre Palmade and Michelle Laroque. This show is all bout Laugh and Love. You will dis...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
THEATRE 17/06/2014
‘Le Grand Restaurant’ By Pierre Palmade
‘Le Grand Restaurant’ By Pierre Palmade Stage adaptation by Emilie Guillot
Philippines Independence Day
One of the most significant dates in the Philippines’s history is the Independence Day as it marks the nation’s independence from the Spanish rule in 1898. Independence Day i...
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 ...
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...
Dragon Boat Festival
The Duanwu Festival or the “Dragon Boat Festival” is a traditional statutory holiday originating from China. The festival occurs on the 5th day of the 5th month on the tradit...
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...
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 ...
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 even ...
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!
Mardi-Gras doughnuts
These doughnuts are ubiquitous in France during Mardi Gras (French Fat Tuesday)! Enjoy our recipe; we hope you will find them as succulent as we do!
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.
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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?
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!
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!
Important notice on programme changes
To face with the scale of the coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19), described as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, TV5MONDE is striving to ensure a balance between working...