Archives for La Val d'Aran

Burning of the “Haro” – Les (la Val d’Aran)

The “Haro” is a trunk from a fir tree which is about 12 metres high. It is planted in the middle of the village square and its upper part is then opened using wooden wedges. Once set alight, the “Haro” forms the centrepiece of a festival full of colour, fire and traditional Aranese dances.
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Calendars: festivals and fairs.
Comarques: La Val d'Aran and Les.
Campanyes: spring.
Venues: Les (Crema deth Haro).

Burning of the “Taro” – Arties (la Val d’Aran)

A group of men from the village set out in search of the largest fir tree in the forest, which is then planted outside the village. On the night of 23rd June, the Taro (a large log) is set alight, blessed, and then dragged around the village and as far as the mayor’s house. Along the way, the young people of the village jump over the Taro in celebrations that combine music, folklore and dance.
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Calendars: festivals and fairs.
Comarques: Arties and La Val d'Aran.
Campanyes: spring.
Venues: Arties (Crema deth Taro).