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Fete des Tripettes 2020, Barjols

Festival held in mid-January to celebrate the feast of Saint Marcel

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Dating back to the 14th century, the Fete de la Tripette is a religious/pagan ceremony that commemorates the end of a famine. 

The fete is best known for the 'tripette dance', accompanied by tambourines, drums and flutes. Feasting on beef is customary, as is a large street party in the evening. The fete occurs on the weekend closest to Saint Marcel's day.

This is the day Barjols traditionally sacrificed a fat ox to commemorate an old famine fortunately stopped by the arrival of a providential beef. The steaming guts of the animal, collected in baskets, were distributed amongst the entire population of the village accompanied by song and dance.

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