An ancestral celebration
The origins of this festival are lost in past centuries.
Initially a religious occasion based on the 15 August celebration of the Virgin Mary, it is also a village festival which during the middle ages was accompanied by a major agricultural fair in the gardens of the Notre-Dame de la Queste Chapel. Breeders and merchants came from all over the Gulf to buy and sell all kinds of goods as well as livestock.
It was also a joyous occasion full of music and dance, and this aspect has remained in the hearts of the population.
That is why, nowadays, between land and sea, we perpetuate this village festival as a celebration of all traditions, with religious services and processions, festive balls, shows and firework displays, not forgetting our gastronomy with the great aïoli at the Notre Dame de la Queste Chapel.