Easter in Orléans

In Europe, easter used to be celebrated for the whole week after the ressurection of Jesus Christ. Nowadays only the monday remains as a holiday in most of the European country, including France. This confused me at the beginning because in Indonesia our holiday is the Good Friday – the day Jesus died.

For easter this year, we visited one of our best friends, Afifa. We did our study together in Grenoble and now she lives in Orléans. Orléans is the capital of the Loiret department and located in the Centre-Val de la Loire region. It is located in the southwest of Paris and about 575km north west from Grenoble. You probably are familiar with the city of New Orleans in the United States which is indeed named after the Duke of Orléans.

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