The costume party

Arles - De la place de la République au théâtre Antique - Village fete - Le 2 juillet dès 9h - Free

The most beautiful and rich costumes are out so far there. More than 500 participants in the parade in the streets of the city and for the presentation of the show at the theater Antique.La feast of the costume is the tradition become art. To celebrate this new millennium, it is devoted to the costume of Arles. We can consider that this feast originated in 1903, under the leadership of Frédéric Mistral (Provençal poet 1830-1914), when he created the Festo Vierginenco. All the girls were invited to an outlet of Ribbon and habit, symbol of their passage to adulthood. (Up to the age of 15, they can wear that suit said Mireille). Worried about the future of the habit of l ' Arlésienne, Mistral had wanted to formalize and make the port of the costume of 'Lady' is not only a symbol, but also an honour and an event. It was a stroke of genius! In 1903, 18 girls responded to this appeal. In 1904, they were 350, and the party moved to the Roman Theatre. Since then, it are always hundreds to scroll in Arles and come together for a dazzling and rare final at the ancient Theatre. 72 Young girls who took the habit and the Ribbon during the last "Festo Vierginenco» will be also presented to the Roman Theatre. Every three years, it is that day that takes place before the Provençal people the enthronement of the new Queen, who delivered a speech responding to that of the Queen that ends its function.It is with the Pegoulado one of the most important moments of the Provençal sublimation. Departure 9 h place de la République, rue de la République, rue Wilson, Boulevard des Lices summer garden, Théâtre Antique arena 5 pm, show "homage to the Queen".

No admission charge

  • Free

Information provided byOT Arles

  • Organiser

    Festiv'Arles / Committee of the "feasts of Arles"
  • Phone

    • 04 90 96 47 00
  • Fax

    04 90 96 81 17

  • Website

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