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"Sidi Nicolas", "Sainte-Nicolas", "Petite Maman Noël"... These municipalities that de-Christianize the end-of-year celebrations

2023-12-05T13:56:24.085Z

Highlights: "Sidi Nicolas", "Sainte-Nicolas", "Petite Maman Noël"... These municipalities that de-Christianize the end-of-year celebrations. In Nantes, for the second year in a row, the "Journey in Winter" and its light sculptures have replaced the traditional decorations. Rainbow-coloured illuminations, without garlands or fir trees - except for a giant mechanical fir tree on Place Graslin - have been replaced by "multicultural" installations.


Because some elected officials want a more inclusive, feminist and diverse Christmas, it's a whole host of new characters that children could well come across, this December, in schools and markets.


Between "Sidi Nicolas", "Sainte-Nicolas" and "Petite Maman Noël", there is a whole host of new characters that children could well meet this December. In the closet, the white males over fifty years old, Santa Claus and Saint Nicholas... For an ever more inclusive, feminist and diverse Christmas, some municipalities have decided to "reinvent the end of year celebrations". From then on, each day of the Advent calendar opens the door to a surprise, which is not always unanimously accepted.


In Nantes, for the second year in a row, the "Journey in Winter" and its light sculptures have replaced the traditional decorations. Rainbow-coloured illuminations, without garlands or fir trees - except for a giant mechanical fir tree on Place Graslin - which have been replaced by "multicultural" installations, the PS municipality is pleased to say, in order to leave "room for all faiths or non-faiths". Slouching, jogging...

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Source: lefigaro

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