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Festa Major, Saint Cyprien

16th September 2017 - 17th September 2017

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 the Catalan, Corsican and Basque cultures. A new addition to the 2017 programme, is the arrival of the Breton faction, bringing its unique, northern flavour to the party.

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

Saturday 16th

10am : Festival inauguration, musical breakfast courtesy of the Mairie
10am – 6pm : Farmers’ market from Basque, Breton, Catalan and Corse producers
11am : Traditional Corsican folklore performance
12pm : Catalan apértif courtesy of the Mairie (Catalan snails!)
1pm : Terra i mar grillade (meat & seafood BBQ)
3pm : Horse and cart rally and treasure hunt (reservations 04 68 51 56 96)
3pm – 4.30pm : Traditional Basque music
4.30pm : Catalan ballet
5pm – 7pm : Basque games
6pm : Castellers
7pm : Homage to USAP and donkey games
7.30pm : Corsican singing
8pm : Terra i mar grillade (meat & seafood BBQ)
9pm : Correfocs
10pm : Bal Catalan

Sunday 17th

10am : Festival opening, Battle of the Chefs
10am – 6pm : Farmers’ market
11am : Mass, blessings and distribution of bread
12pm : Traditional Catalan folklore performance
1pm : Giants’ parade
1pm : Terra i mar grillage (meat & seafood BBQ)
3pm : Traditional Corsican singing
4pm : Traditional Catalan folklore performance
6pm : Festival closing

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