Saint Eloi – St Eligius Day
A peasant festival celebrated between wheat and grape harvest, where each village and hamlet of the Garlaban area plays a friendly competition.
In turn they organize balls, concerts, serenades and dinners during the summer season.
In Provence, Saint Eloi celebrations are dedicated to the village, its farmers, and their animals, because Saint Eloi was a great protector of horses.
Thus, as a highlight of a week of celebration, mules, comtois horses, percherons and other horses working all year round are put in the spotlight, and in their most beautiful appearance, and parade during the cavalcade.