vendredi 19 juillet 2013

Fête de la Musique & Juhannus

 Le Fête de la Musique or the Music Feast was on the Friday 21st and 22nd of June. At the same time we Finns celebrate Midsummer Feast or Juhannus as we call it. French do have the same feast and officially it's celebrated on the 24th of June, but different towns usually decide what day celebrate it and for how long.

La Fête de la Musique is a world wide Music Feast, where all the musicians are welcomed to come and play on the streets and bars.

Our Fête de la Musique with chéri started on Friday in a gorgeous medieval town called Saint Macaire in the southwestern France. It actually had been cancelled because of the rain. Still many bars had bands playing and we stayed a while before going to our friends' place.
The feast was a small disappointment because the last time we did it together the town was just full of people in a great ambiance.

The next day the feast continued in a local biker bar in Auros, in Le Coyote.
There was a big bikers' happening called Rock & Bike: 2 bands were playing while people could wander by the motorbikes and stands.

On Sunday we went to check out the Midsummer feast in Bazas. Their midsummer feast lasted actually more than a week: it started on the 15th of June just for the weekend and finally ended after 6 days of partying on the 25th June.

We visited Bazas on the 24th, because I longed to see the midsummer bonfires. We saw as well the "L'hommage au Taureau" or "The tribut to the bull".
It's a long tradition from XIIIth century to honor the famous boeuf bazadais that were sacrified to the king.. or something like that.

More photos of the feast, of the traditional shepherds on stilts and of the fireworks without forgetting the atmospheric bonfires..

Enjoy and I'll let you hear from me soon, about the beach, the sun & the surfing! Maybe a little of working in a restaurant as well:)

Until then:

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