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Culture and traditions in Provence

Culture and traditions in Provence

  • Three different Provence
    Three different Provence
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    Since the twentieth century, we can see the heart of cultural Provence through three major influences that identify three very marked terroir: firstly, Provence Mistral, most central, the plains; Then Provence of Jean Giono, to the east and a more mountainous; Finally, the Provence of Marcel Pagnol, one bordering the Mediterranean Sea. These three Provence juxtapose a folkloric and linguistic point of view, and recross for doing a unit where all the Provence identify with the great...

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  • The most important holidays of the Provencal calendar - Provencal Christmas
    The most important holidays of the Provencal calendar - Provencal Christmas
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    Deeply rooted in the culture of Provence are calendales holidays. This begins December 4, the day of St. Barbara, and end on the eve of Candlemas, when we must defeat the crib ... It is a period that spreads out on the last month of the year and the first of the following year, the hardest to pass because the harshest winter in Provence. It is also a tradition closely linked to religion of Provence, predominantly Catholic, and this is certainly one of the reasons why this festival has...

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