Fête Locale Durban 2013

The most recent fete in our village was last weekend.

Men from the audience recruited to learn the can can!
Men from the audience recruited to learn the Can Can!

Fête Locale Durban 2013 was celebrated over three days and nights. Friday night began with the apéritifs. Later a music and dance act (Plumes de Nuit). The

Bonne appètit!
Bonne appètit!

Master of Ceremonies and several women dancing. Among the dances was the can can.  Food was for sale: Salade, Plat du jour: rôtis de porc, haricots verts, pignon tomate confites.  Also available were Fromage et Glace.

At 11:00, the band, LONDON, started and the dancing went on until five the next morning. This is typical for these festivals.

The second night began with apéritifs and then a meal including: Salad of fresh spinach with strawberries,  Lapin  à la moutarde (Rabbit in Mustard) tomates provençales, fromage, Confiture de pastèque brulée, café, vin compris.

People who had not attended the dinner from this village and surrounding villages started arriving as the dinner was ending. There were other things to entertain such as rides for the little ones and a few arcade type games. at 23h or 11:00 pm the evening’s band ( FEELING) kicked off and went on, once again, until 5:00 am.

A Pètanque team
A Pètanque team

The final day of festivities got an earlier start.  At noon, Moules Frites were served to those who had purchased their tickets in advance. At 14h30 teams reported for the Pètanque tournament.  If you are interested in learning more about the game, please check out my post from February 14, 2012.

At the same time there was also trout fishing and pony rides for the children. Then at 19h, the band EQUATEUR made their appearance. It was a small group that played basically folk and local favourites. It was a warm up for 22h when the Disco began. If anyone was hungry, you could purchase a salad of greens, tomato and cucumber, brochettes of turkey with a yogurt and herb dipping sauce, cheeses and/or ice cream.

As usual, a good time was had by all.

A pony ride!
A pony ride!

Bisous,

Lèa

A pony ride!
A pony ride!
Bonne chance!
Bonne chance!
Stage for the band FEELING!
Stage for the band
FEELING!
Whee!
Whee!
Bonne chance pour les enfants!
Bonne chance pour les enfants!
Stage for the band FEELING!
Stage for the band
FEELING!
Trout fishing
Trout fishing
Stage for the band FEELING!
Stage for the band
FEELING!
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11 thoughts on “Fête Locale Durban 2013

  1. Wow Lea! What a great post and a fantastic festival. They certainly know how to live over there! And the food sounds amazing too.

    I would love to see the male attempts at the can can!

    Love

    Xxx

    1. Christine, I haven’t a clue but all your comments seem to end up in spam. I don’t see this happening yet with any of the others who are not spam? If you figure out what is going on, let me know.

      Yes. Absolutely, the French do know how to live and celebrate living! The male attempts at the can can would be worth the price of admission but there is no admission price. Yes, you do pay for food if you want some but the entertainment is free!

      Love, XxXx

    1. You can say that again! WP is giving me fits with not allowing me to preview anything and there are other problems with it as well… 🙂 Xx

  2. It starts to get in the way of the enjoyment of blogging I think.

    Ive had trouble previewing too, and also sometimes there is a load of computer style language which shows up before the new post when its been posted but doesnt show on the dratf so more editing! Its driving me mad! 🙂 xx

  3. Bonjour Léa! How have you been, young lady&dear neighbor?… 🙂 I do hope you’ve been fine and healthy.
    Nice post and cool pix… 🙂 My very best and bonne soirée dans les Corbières… 🙂 Poutous toulousains, Mélanie

    1. Bonsoir Melanie! I am climbing back after an illness and still behind as can be. Tomorrow is another day and I shall get there eventually. Thanks for asking, your kind comments and stopping by. It has been awhile. How is Toulouse? 🙂

      1. I’m fine, merci young lady! 🙂 Back from unique Iceland that I already miss… If you ever want to talk to me, you know where you can find me, O.K. Bonne santé, bon courage & pensées amicales sincères, Mélanie

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