Réveillon vs Nöel

Ana CarolinaB1Kwiziq community member

Réveillon vs Nöel

Isn´t Réveillon for New Year's Eve? Shouldn't it be Nöel?

Asked 1 year ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Réveillon is used for both - if you are lucky enough to be in France at that time, you will certainly hear it used for Christmas Eve’s celebration with its long dinner culminating in present opening immediately after midnight, and for the equally or even more prolonged New Year’s Eve conviviality.  

https://www.larousse.fr/dictionnaires/francais/réveillon/69069

https://www.wordreference.com/fren/réveillon

DanielB1Kwiziq community member

Isn't Noel for Chrismas?

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Daniel, yes ‘Noël’ translates generally to the English use of “Christmas”,  but the question asked here previously was about the meaning and use of  ‘Réveillon’. 

It might be better to post a new question separately if you are after more information, as old threads are less likely to attract responses. 

Réveillon vs Nöel

Isn´t Réveillon for New Year's Eve? Shouldn't it be Nöel?

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