The most recent fete in our village was last weekend.
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
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.
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.