Panier of Plenty

Joyeuses Pâques

Or Happy Easter.

It is Good Friday, and today in Perpignan there is the annual procession
‘The Confraternity de la Sanch’ (The Brotherhood of the Holy Blood),
a tradition that dates to the 15th century. Sacred relics are carried
from the Chapel of the Devout Christ to the Cathedral as women dressed
in black mourn and the faces of the ‘condemned prisoners’ are covered
– many walk with bare feet, in penitance.

Good Friday, Perpignan

La Sanch

I have chosen a less sombre approach this year. As hot cross buns
(my usual Easter breakfast) are not to be found, I toasted slices of
Panettone, ground fresh coffee, and chose to greet the garden
– celebrating instead, new life.

To sooth a weary soul

Made for bare feet

To uplift the spirit, quince flowers

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This entry was published on April 6, 2012 at 10:23 am. It’s filed under Fête, Festival, France, French Culture, Garden, La Vie Quotidienne, Landscape, Languedoc Roussillon, Life, Lifestyle, Mediterranean, Nature, Photography, Pyrénées, Seasons, Travel, Writing and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

4 thoughts on “Joyeuses Pâques

  1. Liking your quiet procession through the new growth.

  2. I’m happy to have discovered your lovely blog. I hope that you get spring rains and that you have a bountiful year.

  3. mesarapugs on said:

    So very interesting! What a spectacle! Gorgeous new spring bursting forth!

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