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  • Lundi de Pentecôte (Whit Monday) in France
    Lundi de Pentecôte (Whit Monday) in France Whit Monday (Pentecost Monday) in English, le Lundi de Pentecôte in French, this day is usually the last of four public holidays in May, this year (2015) on the 25th. In fact, it is a ’movable feast’ in the Christian calendar, (...) read more...


  • La Chandeleur - February
    Pancake Day in France 2nd February ‘Fête de la Chandeleur’ Apart from the well known Mardi Gras, the nearest French equivalent to Pancake Day is the ‘Fête de la Chandeleur’ (Candlemas), also known as ’Fête de la Lumière’, or ’jour des (...) read more...


  • La galette des rois - December
    La Fête des Rois (Three Kings Day) The French tradition of serving a frangipane filled tart known as the ’galette des rois’ (or the gateau des rois in the South of France) on, or around the 6th January, (the first Sunday of each New Year) actually dates back to the 14th century. (...) read more...


  • La Toussaint (All Saints Day)
    La Toussaint (All Saints Day) - Festival of the dead. November 1st La Toussaint in France (All Saint’s Day) was originally created by the Catholic Church to honour the poor old saints and martyrs who didn’t have their own holy day. Rather sneakily, it was also believed (...) read more...


  • “Merci” with a difference…
    ’Merci’ with a difference… WITH KATJA WILLEMSEN (Read Shepherd’s Prayer, Katja’s fast- paced adventure set in Collioure. Available on Amazon) What do wooden crutches, miniature boats and faint words scrawled on an altar have in common? (...) read more...


  • La Trobada du Canigou and Les feux de la Saint Jean - June
    La Trobada La Trobada du Canigou A lovely tradition to celebrate the Summer Solstice of St Jean around the 22nd June is the meeting of Catalans from both sides of the Pyrénées on the summit of the Canigou. Troops of walkers and representatives of villages and towns throughout Catalonia, (...) read more...


  • Feux de la Saint Jean
    Feux de la Saint Jean In the fifth century the Church placed the longest day of the year under the sign of Saint John the Baptist. Despite it’s beginnings in Christianity, that date is linked with ancient practices and white magic For example, the curative powers of local herbs (...) read more...


  • Fête de la Belle Epoque - May
    Fete de la Belle Epoque The "Belle Epoque" festival - Vernet-les-Bains - May In 1845, the Pacha Mehemet Ali was king of Egypt. He was surrounded by advisers from France, notably one Doctor Clot. The doctor was treating the king’s son, Ibrahim Pacha, who suffered seriously from (...) read more...


  • A region steeped in tradition
    The rich and varied historical heritage of Catalonia means that the Pyrenees-Orientales is a region steeped in tradition. Festivals and regular events, many of them having their origins in the distant past, serve both to unify Catalan society and give visitors and inhabitants a reason to (...) read more...


  • Midsummer Madness - Els Focs de la Sant Jean
    Midsummer Madness - Els Focs de la Sant Jean Basil Howitt discovers to his surprise that the revival of Catalonia’s summer solstice festival on Mount Canigou was inspired by a rugby victory. He also throws in a few Catalan recipes enjoyed during the festival preparations at the (...) read more...



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