14th Jul 2012
(Jour 44) Le quatorze juillet
Today is la fête nationale (Bastille Day to us anglophones) and in this region the day is subsumed into a four day festival, les fêtes de Mauléon. But for ‘our’ household the family reunion celebrations took precedence. They began at 11 am and finished at 11 pm. Fifty members of Françoise’s family contributed to the feasting, singing, reminiscing and the petanque tournament.
A great day was had by all.
PS Here on YouTube is one of many versions of Les fêtes de Mauléon:
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