“Bonsoir le maître et la maîtresse, and everyone who lives here too. Now for the last day of the year, la guignolée vous nous devez.” So begins the song chanted almost every New Year’s Eve in Ste. Genevieve for well over 250 years! Sadly, the last generations of native French speakers are disappearing, but cherished traditions like La Guignolée still remain in Ste. Genevieve. Join in the festivities this New Year’s Eve by making a reservation at a local restaurant or by attending the La Guignolée Watch Party at the Centre for French Colonial Life.