Important cultural events
Prepare the summer 2017, with the big events of Conflent
The Saint Jean's day
June 23rd, 2017 in all the municipalities of Conflent
The feast of fine's St Jean, feast of solstice to summer and to freindship, it's a recent tradition Catalane. Each village send her commission at a summit of Canigó a sunday who preced the Saint Jean. The group take with her a bundle of sticks in wood at the name of the village who be left all around he cross of Canigó.
It's the flame buring in 1964 at the Catillet of Perpignan by Joseph Deloncle and Jean Iglésisof Cercle de Jeunes, with magnifying glass concentrate ray of sun on a branches of olive tree and of bay picked in the garden of Jacint Verdaguer who set alight the pyre of Canigó at the 22 june at midnignt. This flame since, keep at the Castillet is lift at the summit of Canigó to be regenerate.
She's then handed down in other villages of Catalogne where be arrived and celebrate.
This celebration is accompanied by the bunch of the St Jean composit of four herbs scientific icked themorning of the 23. The tradition want to be a leaf of walnut an other of St John's wort and a third of everlastin flower and of orpins. This bunch be sometimes again hang at the door of habitants for attract the luck and the happinesse in the home. Aundant be the Catalans who make again, but the true recipe is forget.
From 4 to 19 July 2017
Some of the most beautiful examples of Romanesque art are mural figures. Over the last century, their artistic value and the attraction they arouse have put them in danger of theft and of degradation. Romanesque Days will present a panorama of Romanesque paintings of Europe - Western and Southern France, Catalonia, Rome and Southern Italy, and Switzerland - with the most renowned specialists in colour, liturgy and Romanesque art. With the help of the experts we will rediscover famous frescoes at St Martin de Fenollar and other lesser known ones at the Romanesque churches of Andorra.
Contact: MC CHARLET +33 (0)4 68 96 27 40 - +33 (0)6 22 82 65 18
International Ciné-Rencontres Festival, Prades
From 15 to 23 July 2017
For eight days, this festival gathers together cinema talent and the viewing public at the intersection between art films and ground-breaking cinema. The festival has carte blanche with a selection of films based around the guests, previews and unreleased films from the Cannes festival, short film competitions and home-grown films.
At Cinéma Le Lido, 174 avenue du Général De Gaulle, 66500 PRADES.
Pablo Casals Festival
From 26 July to 13 August 2017
The Pablo Casals Festival of Prades was founded in 1950 in honour of the famous Catalan cellist Pablo Casals, who gathered great musicians of his time around him (C. Haskil, M. Horszowski, R. Serkin, I. Stern, J. Szigeti, and Y. Menuhin). In the glorious setting of the Pyrenees mountain range, the Pablo Casals Festival has become an unmissable date in the chamber music calendar.
Information and reservations: +33 (0)4 68 96 33 07 or on the website www.prades-festival-casals.com