Every year in August, the towns of Lorient and Vannes celebrate Breton culture.
In Lorient, the Interceltic Festival brings together thousands of professional and amateur artists from all over the world, representing different Celtic nations through concerts, shows and parades. Lace caps and embroidery for traditional costumes; Binious, bombardes and bagpipes for traditional music bands(bagadoù in Bretons) : the streets of Lorient are colorful and vibrating as the great parade of celtic nations passes, which opens ten days of festivites. A unique event not to be missed!
This year,the Lorient Interceltic Festival will celebrate its 50th anniversary and will take place from 6th to 15th August 2021
In Vannes, the Festivities of Arvor animate the historic city center, the ramparts and the port. On the menu for these festive days : Breton music, traditional songs and folk dances without forgetting the election of the queen of Arvor and her dauphines, as well as the fireworks in 15th August launched from the ramparts of Vannes! A beautiful festival for discovering the richness of Breton tradition and culture !
The next edition of the Festivities of Arvor will take place on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th August 2021