MadameJeFaisTout has created an upper-level reading passage for advanced and AP-level students to read. Incorporating both higher level grammar (subjunctive, advanced negations) and vocabulary (thematic), this text is ideal for a post-holiday break activity that serves also to fit into the Holidays and Celebrations component of the La Vie Contemporaine overarching theme for the AP language and culture exam. This passage is followed by two activities. The first activity asks students to analyze the passage for products, practices, and perspectives of French New Year's Eve, New Year's Day and Epiphany practices and compare it to their own. The second is a reflective writing where students relate their traditions to those presented in the passage, as they are asked to do in the cultural comparisons section of the AP exam. Presented as a Word document, this can be edited to the tastes of the teacher and/or the abilities of the students.