Feast of the Gardians and Election of the Queen of Arles
Arles - Arènes et centre ville - Provençal Tradition - Le 1er mai - Free
Every year, on May 1, the Cowboys celebrate Saint George, the patron saint of horsemen.And if you're attending the procession? Appointment at 9: 00 on boulevard des Lices for the gathering of the herdsmen and the Arles in traditional costume. Direction up the Forum in front of the statue of the provencal poet, Frédéric Mistral, for him to pay tribute.Continue to our Lady of the Major, where the mass in Provençal, followed by the blessing of the horses on the front of the Church is celebrated.At noon the crowd invading the Republic square to attend the awards ceremony of the blessed bread to the city authorities.The day is far from over. At 16:30 the herdsmen and the public themselves to arenas for a big show of Provence, Cowboys games. Riders and their horses are competing audacity and dexterity throughout the afternoon.
No admission charge
Information provided by OT Arles
OrganiserBrotherhood of the guardians
6 rue Des Capucins
Arènes et centre ville
- 06 12 92 61 86
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