Le Fête de la Saint-Louis is a Fantastic Carnival weekend held at the end of August each year in Daglan. It transforms the the usually quiet village of Daglan into a four day Festival. The highlight of which is always the parade on a Sunday afternoon. The costumes and floats are amazing.
I must tell you a little story of what happened a few years ago when the theme of the parade was Carnival. The Familia decided to make the most fantastic float with men and ladies costumes for which they needed high heel shoes but found they were rather expensive in France. So one of the family members was sent over to England to buy the shoes. Once inside the store the person had to try on the shoes! Which was funny to the bemused crowd of onlookers and a little embarrassing for the person and for the store assistant who insisted “they suit you sir”. Having posted the shoes to Daglan he was informed that more shoes were needed. This time he went to the store just before closing time to avoid onlookers. All well and good until his return flight when he had to explain to a customs officer about the contents of his luggage.
Los Amigos lead the parade through the streets of Daglan.
Look I am so strong I can stop the parade with one littler finger.
The best floats of the parade were Street Fighterand The Ninja Turtles of the Daglan Mairie.
Impromptu concert in the street.
Magnificent guys but you do need to sort out your bra.
Cheers Richard and Rosemary enjoying a drink at la Cantine after the parade yesterday.
Event:- this evening at nine o’clock the village is holding a Bal Musette with music by Los Amigos, entrance is free.