Sunday, 21 June 2009

fête St Jean de Luz

The St Jean de Luz festival got into full swing on Saturday. Everyone was dressed in black and red to celebrate.

The afternoon and early evening were filled with Basque dance, a host of choirs sang to us over dinner as they did the rounds, dessert was capped with the traditional tree burning, too much was drunk and too much fun had.

I danced my first Basque dance, sang Basque in public for the first time, ate wonderfully, respected traditions but drank far too much.

The music and festivities have not abated for twenty four hours and I can hear another band walking up our street as I write. Fabulous.
Basque of the day:- party :: jai