Friday, February 28, 2014

The Argeles version of Mardi Gras

Argeles-sur-mer has its own version of New Orleans' Mardi Gras or Rio's Carnavale, as do many of the other villages around the Pyrenees. It's France's answer to Halloween in that the kids and the adults get to dress in costumes and masks and party hearty. (Not that we need much prompting to party here.)

Today was the schoolchildren's parade through the village, and I managed to poke my head out in time to watch the the Cavalcade des Ecoles procession through centreville.
 

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