Political 'creatures' : the lily-of-the-valley festival in Rambouillet, France

Griffin-Kremer Cozette: Political 'creatures' : the lily-of-the-valley festival in Rambouillet, France. In: Politics, feasts, festivals 4. pp. 193-208. (2014)

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There are many festive events associated with particular flowers in France, among the most pervasive being the association of the lily-of-the-valley (Convallaria majalis) with May Day and maying customs. This entails a relationship with official policies and politics on both the national and the local level. the town of Rambouillet is a case in point, with its lily-of-the-valley Festival, founded officially in 1906. In today’s world, a festival may lead rather a crowded life among many other offerings and the interaction of politics, policies and the many people who work to create and perpetuate it provides us with a glimpse of the interweaving of the festive and the political.

Item Type: Book Section
Heading title: Politics and the transformation of rituals
Journal or Publication Title: Politics, feasts, festivals
Date: 2014
Number: 4
ISSN: 2064-4825
ISBN: 978-963-306-254-8
Page Range: pp. 193-208
Series Name: A vallási kultúrakutatás könyvei
Language: English
Event Title: International Society for Ethnology and Folklore : Working group on the ritual year : annual conference (9.) (2013) (Szeged)
Related URLs: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/67606/
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gyöngyvirág-fesztivál - Franciaország, Ünnep - Franciaország, Politika - francia
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: 206. p. és a lábjegyzetekben ; ill. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 05. Social sciences
05. Social sciences > 05.04. Sociology
05. Social sciences > 05.06. Political science
Date Deposited: 2020. May. 27. 10:18
Last Modified: 2021. Nov. 24. 11:05
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/67099

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