Monday, August 15, 2016

Espadrille Day!

Copyright © Françoise Herrmann

If you are trekking  Europe this summer, you might want to stop in the Basque Country, on the French side of the Pyrénées Mountains….

 At Mauléon, capital city of the Soule region, today, Aug. 15th. is Espadrille Day! A small workshop is  making espadrilles, right in the center of Place des Allées!

NB. The two languages on the celebration poster are French and Basque (euskara), the oldest documented language of Western Europe. Red (Pantone 485C) is one of the two colors of the Basque flag called Ikurriña.
Portail de la Soule 

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