Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Why Fete de Bon Hiver?

Bon Hiver!
In French, Bon Hiver literally means "Good Winter."  Long before a somewhat bastardized version of the saying was appropriated by a currently hip band (for some reason they dropped the "H" from Hiver . . . ),  Bon Hiver was a traditional greeting extended to neighbors, friends and acquaintances upon the arrival of the season's first snow.

It may be that Bon Hiver most recently re-entered American culture in the mid-1990s via an episode from the last season of Northern Exposure (supposedly this episode gave the inspiration to name the above mentioned band, Bon Iver . . . ).

In any case, Confectionique is reclaiming the saying for our Fete de Bon Hiver as a celebration of the beginning of winter and the holiday season . . . join us (snow or no snow!) for live music, holiday crafts and frivolity this Saturday, November 26 from 6-10 PM!  Here's a Sneak Peek of what you can expect to find!

Bon Hiver!  

The Crafting Sisters of Confectionique

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