France - Bretagne - Pardons

A pardon is a religious festival held once a year at a church to honour the local patron saint. Sometimes it involves only the small village church, for others it involves the whole parish and many churches. There is usually a procession with the priests at the head, and all the people following and singing, and carrying the colourful banners of their churches. These have been going on since the Middle Ages in Brittany. Thanks to Jean-Pierre of France.

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