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Festa Major, Saint Cyprien


14th September - 16th September

Festa Major

Sardanes, music and tradition…. Two days of fête in this Festa Major, which takes place annually at the end of the vendanges.

The Festa Major is back again, celebrating the rich diversity of France. Each year the festival brings together representatives of Catalonia, Corsica and the Basque country, plus new special guests. 2018 sees the addition of Aveyron and Auvergne, adding their own unique flavours to the party.

Over three days, numerous concerts, shows and other entertainment will visitors through the very best of these diverse cultures. Young and old can enjoy the various activities in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Whether it’s th Castellers, the parade of Gegants or the impressive pyrotechnic show of Les Correfocs, the weekend promises to be full of surprises!

Join the multi-cultural, intergenerational party with games and contests such as the heritage horse-drawn carriage rally or the donkey game. USAP will even be there on Saturday afternoon!

♦ Workshops for children
♦ Apéritif concert (compliments of the mairie), Place Desnoyer.
♦ Giants’ parade
♦ Sardanes and coblas
♦ Corsican singing
♦ Castellers
♦ Games
Correfocs
♦ Local produce market with over 40 stands
♦ Heritage parade

Friday 14th

6pm : Festival opening
6.30pm : Concert apéritif (Ecole de musique)
8.30pm : Catalan concert “Mongrins”

Saturday 15th

10am : Festival inauguration and musical breakfast with les Canaillous fanfare
10am – 12pm : Tordères donkey farm
11am : Traditional Basque dancing
12h : Enthronement of the Confrérie de l’Escargot (Brotherhood of Snails !!), free apéritif and music from Les Canaillous
11pm : Festival lunch- local restaurants create a bodega with Terra i mar (land & sea) BBQs and music from les Tres Vents
2pm -5pm : Tordères donkey farm
2pm – 3pm : Traditional Corsican dancing
3pm : Heritage rally with horse-drawn carriages and medieval costume
3pm – 4.30pm : Castellers
5pm – 6pm : Polyphonique Corsican singing (church)
6.30pm: Concert Rock Catalan
8pm : Festival dinner- local restaurants create a bodega with Terra i mar (land & sea) BBQs and music from Els Tirons. Prize giving for the building decoration competition.
9pm : Corefocs
10pm : Concert Rock Catalan

Saturday 15th

10am : Musical opening with Bandas & cooking workshop with Julien Boy
11am : Mass & blessing followed by bread distribution
11am : Traditional Basque dancing
12pm : Sardanes and Cobles
13pm : Gegants de Vallalta, Colle d’Argelès sur Mer
13h : Festival lunch- local restaurants create a bodega with Terra i mar (land & sea) BBQs and music from les Tres Vents
2pm : Concert Svegliu d’Isula
4pm : Sardanes & bal (place de la République)
6pm : Festival closure

Contact the Office de Tourisme for more info:
Quai Arthur Rimbaud
66750 Saint-Cyprien
04 68 21 01 33

Details

Start:
14th September
End:
16th September
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Venue

Saint Cyprien Village
Phone:
04 68 21 01 33
Website:
www.tourisme-saint-cyprien.com/