During the holidays, Alan and I received a few of the expected “Bonne Fête” and couple “Bona Festa” (which sounds like “feta”) from other year-round locals like ourselves.
It was a little confusing the first time, but we quickly caught on that the elderly gentlemen who offered us a Bona Festa were speaking Catalan rather than French.
It’s a fun, daily challenge to figure out how to return a greeting . . . English, French, or Catalan!
However you pronounce it . . . Happy Holidays!