Saléchan

Brandon. On or around June 24.

Saléchan

Saléchan 150 150 Prometheus.Museum

The St John’s Eve brandon is initially ordered from a sawmill by the Saléchan council. The tree is then split with wedges and covered with straw. The brandon was cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but in 2021, it was held in October. The village council took charge of organization (previously provided by the festival committee) so that inhabitants could enjoy the festival as usual. The brandon is set ablaze at the village festival in August.

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

Email : mairie.salechan@orange.fr

Social media : Comité des fêtes de Saléchan – https://www.facebook.com/cdfsalechan/photos/2369833919961949

Phone for info : +33562993230

The brandon is set up in Saléchan, June 22, 2018 © Patricia Heiniger-Castéret.

Close-up of the Saléchan brandon, June 22, 2018 © Patricia Heiniger-Castéret.

The brandon is covered with straw and decorated with plants and a bouquet of flowers at the top, June 22, 2019 © Saléchan Festival Committee.

Video of the brandon in flames on the Facebook page of the Saléchan Festival Committee: : https://m.facebook.com/watch/?ref=watch_permalink

Covering the brandon with straw, October 9, 2021 © Gérard Calmel.

Brandon on fire, October 9, 2021 © Gérard Calmel.