Photographer's Note

Saint Claude chapel and calvary.

Tomorrow, I am happy to celebrate my 5th anniversary on TE. For this occasion, I have chosen a photo taken at the beginning of my 5th year on September 12th, at the religious festival of this lovely chapel, situated 500 meters from where I live.

This festival takes place every second Sunday of September and is attended by the locals from the parish of Loperhet and Plougastel, as the chapel is situated very near the limit between the two parishes.
On this special day, a few locals proudly take out their traditional costumes :
The men's waistcoats are pink here, but could also be blue.
The blue costume of the little girl used to be worn, up to the age of 3, by girls and boys. The reason being, it was easier to change nappies or diapers. The same was true all acoss Europe. (see pict 111).
The older girl's costume used to be worn, up to the age of 12, when they then donned the bonnet for a proper white head dress WS5.

WS1. View fom the chapel.
WS2. Another view of the chapel.
WS3. A close-up of the little statues and of the memory plaque.
WS4. A vertical version.
WS5. Wearing the young ladies'head dress.

I am looking forward to the next 5 years in your company.

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