À Pâques or le jour de Pâques

BarbaraC1Kwiziq community member

À Pâques or le jour de Pâques

Here's the example the lesson gives: À Pâques, les enfants vont à la chasse aux oeufs. "à" is used because "in general" this happens. 1. "On Easter Day I have lunch with my family." -- is also a general statement. A specific statement would be: 2. "On Easter Day I will have lunch with my family." But you are saying the answer for 1. (in my test session) is "le jour de" for a specific statement instead of "à" for a general statement."  Please explain.
Asked 6 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Barbara,

À Pâques = at Easter 

It refers to a period of time, which varies every year -

for instance,  

Les enfants ont quinze jours de vacances à Pâques, , ils en profitent pour faire des cartes et pour décorer des œufs = At Easter, children have two weeks holiday, they use the time to make cards and decorate eggs 

But, if you are talking about Easter Sunday, you will use 'Le jour de Pâques'

Le jour de Pâques, on mange de l'agneau On Easter Sunday we eat lamb

Hope this helps!

À Pâques or le jour de Pâques

Here's the example the lesson gives: À Pâques, les enfants vont à la chasse aux oeufs. "à" is used because "in general" this happens. 1. "On Easter Day I have lunch with my family." -- is also a general statement. A specific statement would be: 2. "On Easter Day I will have lunch with my family." But you are saying the answer for 1. (in my test session) is "le jour de" for a specific statement instead of "à" for a general statement."  Please explain.

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