Now you know how to talk about date and time in French, let’s continue with some more special occasions, holidays and how to wish people well in French.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning French“.

Holidays & Good wishes in French

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Good wishes

All the best!Tous mes vœux!
Good luck!Bonne chance!
Happy birthday!Bon anniversaire!
Merry Christmas!Joyeux Noël!
Happy Easter!Joyeuses Pâques!
Happy New Year!Bonne année!
with all my heart / wholeheartedtrès sincèrement

Holidays & festive occasions

birthday(l') anniversaire
Christmas Eve(la) réveillon de Noël
Easter holidays(les) vacances de Pâques
Pentecost / Whitsun(la) Pentecôte
New Year’s Eve(le) réveillon du Nouvel An
New Year(le) Nouvel An
wedding(le) mariage
name day(la) fête
Valentine’s Day(la) Saint Valentin
anniversary(l') anniversaire


(to) inviteinviter
(to) wishsouhaiter
(to) make a giftfaire un cadeau
(to) getrecevoir

Vocabulary & Phrases

party [Sg](la) fête
parties [Pl](les) fêtes
birthday party(la) fête d'anniversaire
invitation [Sg](l') invitation
invitations [Pl](les) invitations
I invite you to the party!Je t'invite à la fête!
Je vous invite à la fête!

wish [Sg](le) vœu
wishes [Pl](les) vœux
What would you like? / What do you want?Qu'est-ce que tu veux?
Qu'est-ce que vous voulez?

surprise [Sg](la) surprise
surprises [Pl](les) surprises
present / gift [Sg](le) cadeau
presents / gifts [Pl](les) cadeaux

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