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Monday, November 11, 2013

Remembrance Day in Catus

Remembrance Day was celebrated with a ceremony by the war memorial attended by a large number of villagers. In France, the signing of the armistice ending hostilties of the First World War in 1918 on the "11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month" is usually referred to as le jour de l'Armistice or le jour du Souvenir. As one of the most important military celebrations in France it is a national holiday and since 2012 the occasion is also used to honour those who gave their lives for France. In France the blue cornflower (Bluet de France) is used symbolically rather than the poppy.