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Limousin Septennial Ostensions

Language: English
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The Limousin septennial ostensions are grand ceremonies and processions organized every seventh year for the exhibition and worship of relics of Christian saints. The festivities are attended by large crowds who gather to see the reliquaries as they process through the towns. Preparation of the ostensions is a communal, year-long undertaking that helps to strengthen social bonds. The festivities also play an important role in helping recently arrived or former inhabitants to integrate and in reuniting families when relatives return to join in the celebrations.

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Place/region: Limousin, France, Europe
Series: Inscriptions on the Intangible Heritage Lists
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Director: Marc Desoutter
Publisher: Fédération des confréries limousines
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Original: DVD
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: AVFONDS-CLTICH-2013-0088500012
Source ref.: DOC:0088500012/CAND:00885
Rights holder: UNESCO