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Feux de la Saint Jean
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- 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 Chandeleur - February
Pancake Day in France 2nd February ‘Fête de la Chandeleur’ The nearest French equivalent to Pancake Day is the ‘Fête de la Chandeleur’, (Candlemas) known also as Fête de la Lumière, when it is traditional to eat ’ceêpes’ . Originally a religious (...) 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...
- 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...
- The ‘Catherinettes’ - November 25th
November 25th La Sainte Catherine Rather outmoded now, but nevertheless observed by some, particularly hat makers, the ‘Catherinettes’ were poor old ladies of twenty-five years old who had not managed to hook themselves a husband by the 25th November, Feast of Saint (...) read more...
- Fête de l’Ours - Prats de Mollo - February
Fete de l’Ours et carnaval de Prats de Mollo A not to be missed yearly event click to enlarge The location Built on the banks of the river Tech, surrounded by mountains, Prats de Mollo was one of the most importan read more...
- Pirena - Font Romeu - January
International dog team racing The Pirena, a *’mushing’ or dog slege pulling race takes place on the cross country ski pistes of La Calme in Font Romeu. This is just one of the stages of the dog sleigh race which is an inter-frontier event and very popular in southern (...) read more...
- RODELLA DE MONTBOLO
30th JULY RODELLA DE MONTBOLO The origin of this procession goes back to 1465 when a shepherd of Montbolo called Noguer de GASNACH had a vision at the Col de la Porta (Col de Formentere). In this vision, two witches came to Montbolo, bringing with them bad weather. When they (...) read more...
- The AFM Telethon - December
December The AFM Telethon (l’Association Française contre les Myopathies et les maladies neuromusculaires) The AFM Telethon has become France’s major fund-raising event. Contact your local Mairie or tourist office to find out details of events in your area. Purpose Behind the (...) read more...
- Fete de Mailly - Port Vendres
Fete de Mailly - Port Vendres September In commemoration of the placing of the first stone of the Obélisque in Port Vendres, on the orders of the Maréchal de France, comte de Mailly, the Fete de Mailly takes place every September. The day begins with a fancy dress parade through the streets (...) read more...