Bertren

Brandon. On or around June 24.

Bertren

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In Bertren, the brandon is split and then left to dry before being raised. Once upright, the brandon is covered with straw and branches are propped up against the base. Lastly, a bouquet of flowers is hung on top on the day of the festival. In the evening, the village council organizes a community meal which is followed by the lighting of the brandon. There is music and dancing to accompany the celebration.

For more information : https://tourisme-neste-barousse.fr/site/la-tradition-des-brandons/

Email : mairie.bertren@orange.fr

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The preparation of the brandon in Bertren, July 13, 2021 © Mathilde Lamothe/CIRDOC-Institut occitan de cultura.

Covering the brandon with straw (detail), July 13, 2021 © Mathilde Lamothe/CIRDOC-Institut occitan de cultura.

Bouquet on the top of the Brandon de Bertren, 13 July 2021 © Mathilde Lamothe/CIRDOC-Institut occitan de cultura.

The Bertren brandon, 13 July 2021 © Mathilde Lamothe/CIRDOC-Institut occitan de cultura.

Farandole around the brandon, 13 July 2021 © Mathilde Lamothe/CIRDOC-Institut occitan de cultura.