Thursday, March 18, 2010
Proud to be a celt!
We don't have many Irish people in Paris (about 15 000 according to a few sources that I found on the web), but we have Bretons! Bretons (remember this post?) are the people who live in the northwest west of France and who originate from the same Celts "tribes" and share more or less the same language (even though, it's not much spoken anymore, at least in France). This year, to celebrate Saint Patrick, they organized a huge Celt gathering where Irish, Bretons, and Asturians (Celts from Northern Spain) will gather, dance and play the bagpipes (check this if you want to hear what it sounds like- go directly to minute 4:30!). If you want to join them, it's next Saturday in Bercy.