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Summer Solstice Fire Festivals in the Pyrenees. Andorra Spain France

Language: English
Available in:»English»Français
Analogue only: Español, 

The summer solstice fire festivals take place in the Pyrenees every year on the same night when the sun is at its zenith. Once night falls, people carry flaming torches from the mountains to light traditionally-constructed beacons. The descent is a special moment for young people, signifying the transition from adolescence to adulthood. It is also considered a time for regenerating social ties and strengthening feelings of belonging, identity and continuity with celebrations including popular folklore and communal dining.

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Place/region: Pyrenees, Andorra, Spain, France, Europe
Series: 2015 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Participant: Jean-Michel Armengol
Publisher: QUCUT Producció Comunicació
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Original: DVD
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: HQFS-CLTICH-RL-2015-0107300003
Source ref.: DOC:0107300003; CAND:01073
Rights holder: UNESCO; ACMEMFP