29 January 2010

The Festival of Sainte Dévote - The Parade Begins...

Almost as soon as the Mass was over and H.S.H. Prince Albert II had been driven away, the parade from the Cathedral to the Place du Palais, began.

The photo below shows you how it started - with a close-up in the main pic.

There were many different groups in the parade, wearing totally different clothes. I wish I could tell you what the various costumes represent but I don't know. No matter, I hope you enjoy the parade for Monaco's patron saint as much as I did.


Virginia said...

Very nice closeup of the clergy here Jilly. Interesting to learn about all of this.

Dina said...

Interesting faces. And history and everything else too.

Chuck Pefley said...

These clergymen look ever so serious!

The tradition of "burning the boat" is very interesting ... all the more so in that it is followed by fireworks.

Leif Hagen said...

A wonderful capture of the parade! Francois in the middle of the top photo seems to wonder why he's being photographed!

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