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Festival of the Bear

bear festival and carnaval posterThe town of Prats de Mollo (66 Pyrenees Orientales, Occitanie), 40 miles southwest of Perpignan, celebrates the Day of the Bear (Fête de l’Ours) and the local Carnaval 24 February 2019

OK – they are not real bears (although Bears have been reintroduced in some parts of the Pyrenees) but young men blacked up and wearing sheepskins as”the “bears” which are then chased through the town by “hunters” – culminating in music and dancing in the town centre

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