Fête de la Bretagne 15 to 18 May 2014 - Gouel Breizh

Fête de la Bretagne week is celebrated by Breton’s in Brittany and around the world. It is a celebration of Breton culture in the lead up to St Yves Day. St Yves' Day on 19th May is celebrated on the date of the death of Saint Yves. Saint Yves was born on 17th October 1253 at Kermartin in Brittany. He graduated in civil law and became a lawyer and judge who was famous for defending the poor without taking payment. Saint Yves was ordained in 1284 and when he retired from law in 1287 became a preacher. The feast day marks the date of his death on 19th May 1303 at Louannec, Brittany.

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