Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Dancing in the Street

It was the first Sunday in October and their was music coming through the window in our B&B room as we were resting. It sounded like a band was playing outside.
I grabbed my camera and we ran to the sound of the band.
And there was dancing in the street.
People in costumes.
An angel on her papa's shoulders.
And more dancing.

There was even a donkey.
There were people laughing, dancing, and enjoying life.
I took their pictures not knowing what the celebration was.
We thought it happened every Sunday afternoon.

Returning to our B&B in Carcassonne we asked our hostess about the festivities.
On the first Sunday in October anyone that was born within the cite' walls celebrates and dances in the streets. They dress in costumes. The last bride and groom to marry within the cite' walls ride the donkey. The bride wasn't there this year, but the groom was on the donkey.
It was another serendipity not planned, but so enjoyed.

8 comments:

Deanna said...

sometimes these surprises are the best!
May you have a great THANKSGIVING,
d

Steph said...

How cool!

Angela McRae said...

I'm so glad you travel with a camera to capture such moments!

parTea lady said...

Wasn't that a happy surprise to be there during this special celebration.

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Gayle @ Mountain Moma said...

What a wonderful delightful thing to find! I can't imagine the pleasure and delight of watching it.

Time Traveling in Costume said...

Those are fun! While in Florence, we got caught up in a parade but never found out what it was all about, but it was still so fun and memorable.
Val

Relyn said...

There's nothing like dancing. And, oh. I do love a donkey.