I N bygone days, the Bretons used to go on pilgrimages on foot, from one sanctuary to another, right round the peninsula. It is still possible to retrace the route of the " Tro-Breiz" today and, on the way to attend many "-pardons." In the celebrations which follow them it can be seen that the age-old Breton traditions of song, dance and dress are still alive and vigorous. Many of the saints of Brittany came from Cornwall, Wales, Ireland. and Scotland. Saint-Brieue: Fortified cathedral: " Grand Pardon," May 31, the new feast of Our Lady's Queenship. Laeronan: A Renaissance town celabrated for its silent pilgrimage on the second Sunday in July. la petite romenie. a six-mile procession in honour of St. Ronan.
Sainte-Anne-d'Auray: The " pardon " of St. Anne. " Holy Grandmother of Brittany," on July 25 and 26, is one of the most important of all.
Ruinengol: Sixteenth century hureh of Our lardy of All Rerned■ '• pardons." March 25, Trinity SunLily and September 8.
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