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Les traditions taurines

Bullfighting traditions

Saint-Drézéry cares a lot about bullfighting traditions.

Several times in the year the bullfighting club organizes abrivados, bandidos and encierros.

Every week-end around August 15th, the village is celebrating and the bullfighting activities take a big place in the festivities

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Abrivado: provencal word meaning “elan, haste”, noted abrivada or abrivado, once designated the behavior of bulls from the pastures to arenas under the supervision of gardians. (the bandido, mean the return of the bulls from the bullring to the pastures.)

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Bandido: provencal word (provençal bandir or fòrabandir, “expelling” the bulls) which originally designated the return of the bulls from the bullring to the pastures (the abrivado designating the transfer of the pastures to the bullring)

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Encierro: Spanish term meaning literally “confinement” and denoting either the confinement of bulls to the corrales, or a lot of bulls destined for bullfighting, or the bulls run from the corrales to the bullring.

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The 15th of August festival

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