The brandon in Sost is organized by the Sost Sports and Cultural Association. A tree is split lengthwise, and wooden wedges are driven into it. The brandon is covered with straw and crowned with a bouquet. Villagers get together for a meal before the the brandon is set ablaze in the evening. The event takes place on the Saturday following Saint John’s Day.
Nom en francès: Sost
Nom en occità: Sòst
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Small torches are covered with straw and flowers and used to light the fire, June 30, 2015 © CC Neste-Barousse.
Horn players in front of the brandon, June 30, 2015 © CC Neste-Barousse.
The brandon with straw and a bouquet of flowers on top, June 30, 2015 © CC Neste-Barousse.
The brandon ablaze, June 30, 2015 © CC Neste-Barousse.