May 23, 2009

Labastide Onion Festival

These are pictures of the mad occitane onion festival - Lo camin de la ceba - we have in front of the village church, St. Andre, every year sometime in the middle of May.

In an ancient ritual people walk from Mazamet to our village of Labastide Esparbairenque to buy onion plants, drink wine, eat saucisson and french fries, and listen to these crazy goatpipes and dance a fun circular dance hand in hand.

Thanks to artist Julie Baugnet for the photos!

1 comment:

Sheryl St. Germain said...

See my facebook photos and videos where I've posted more photos and a video of these guys playing.