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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Remembrance Day in Catus

On a beautiful, sunny, autumn day a large crowd turned up in front of the war memorial in Catus to honour those who fell in the First World War and other wars since. Children from the local school sang La Marseillaise and other songs and a Ginko tree of peace was planted to commemorate the occasion. (Ginkgo has become a symbol of peace because some gingko trees survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima).

The mayor, aided by schoolchildren, planting the Ginko tree

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Mi-Carême (mid Lent) festival

On Saturday the local school organised the Mi-Carême festival in Catus. Residents from the old peoples' home (EHPAD) were invited along to join in the festive occasion in the village hall. A procession around the village ended the occasion on a beautiful sunny day.

The Mi-Carême is widely celebrated in many parts of France, with the participants often dressed in a variety of festive costumes.