From 1947 to 1958: After war Rebirth of fires of Midsummer's Day.


1 It is the restoration of traditional fires of Midsummer's Day.

In the vicinity of Perpignan (with Our Injury of Safety), the Circle of the young people organizes a bonfire where one is interfered taken care Catalan songs, folklores and sardanes.

2 In the heart of each Catalan a deep desire and a need remain to find its roots, to establish a bond with its history, its traditions, and to give again a vitality with the language of his/her fathers.

1955: The first fire with the peak of Canigou

a) François Pujade celebrates his birthday with the peak.

b) He invites some mountain friends.

c)Se joins to him supporters of the USAP which  had made the wishes light a fire with the peak in the event of victory with the championship of France of Rugby.

d)C' is on June 23 harms of the tradition of fires of Midsummer's Day.

1956: Radio Perpignan establishes a connection with Canigou

a) The meeting of Jean Iglésis (known as the pasha) and of François Pujade will give another dimension to this festival.

b) An exploit due to Albert Llech: to retransmit by radio the manifestation of Canigou to all the Catalans.

1957-1963: Lighting of fires of the summits.

The mountain team of the Circles of Young people takes part in the lighting of fires on the summits (more than 20 sites) and lathes with signals.


1963: Year 1de the flame of Canigou.

In 1963 Mr. Jean Iglésis, President of the Circle of the Young people, Takes an initiative which will give to this Catalan night of June 23 a new dimension:

to descend fire from the Peak to the plain by relay of runners and to distribute it in some villages to light a "Rey LED jib" with the palate of kings de Majorque.

Using hurricane lamps several runners of Circle of the Young people bring the flame to the palate of Kings de Majorques.

With the peak of this crowned, ground of legend, expensive mountain in the heart of all the Catalans, the flame of Canigou is regenerated with the faggots of all Catalonia. Three mountain dwellers of the Circle of the Young people will take care it all the night and on June 23 it will set ablaze thousands of fires and will make shine million hearts.

History

From 1947 to 1958: After war Rebirth of fires of Midsummer's Day.

1 It is the restoration of traditional fires of Midsummer's Day.

In the vicinity of Perpignan (with Our Injury of Safety), the Circle of the young people organizes a bonfire where one is interfered taken care Catalan songs, folklores and sardanes.

2 In the heart of each Catalan a deep desire and a need remain to find its roots, to establish a bond with its history, its traditions, and to give again a vitality with the language of his/her fathers.

1955: The first fire with the peak of Canigou

a) François Pujade celebrates his birthday with the peak.

b) He invites some mountain friends.

c)Se joins to him supporters of the USAP which  had made the wishes light a fire with the peak in the event of victory with the championship of France of Rugby.

d)C' is on June 23 harms of the tradition of fires of Midsummer's Day.

1956: Radio Perpignan establishes a connection with Canigou
a) The meeting of Jean Iglésis (known as the pasha) and of François Pujade will give another dimension to this festival.

b) An exploit due to Albert Llech: to retransmit by radio the manifestation of Canigou to all the Catalans.

1957-1963: Lighting of fires of the summits.

The mountain team of the Circles of Young people takes part in the lighting of fires on the summits (more than 20 sites) and lathes with signals.

1963: Year 1de the flame of Canigou.

In 1963 Mr. Jean Iglésis, President of the Circle of the Young people, Takes an initiative which will give to this Catalan night of June 23 a new dimension:

to descend fire from the Peak to the plain by relay of runners and to distribute it in some villages to light a "Rey LED jib" with the palate of kings de Majorque.

Using hurricane lamps several runners of Circle of the Young people bring the flame to the palate of Kings de Majorques.

With the peak of this crowned, ground of legend, expensive mountain in the heart of all the Catalans, the flame of Canigou is regenerated with the faggots of all Catalonia. Three mountain dwellers of the Circle of the Young people will take care it all the night and on June 23 it will set ablaze thousands of fires and will make shine million hearts.

1964: Year 2 of the flame of Canigou.

a) The Committee of fires of Perpignan with the Circle of the Young people deals with all the organization of the flame of Canigou.

b) The flame of Canigou; Girl of the sun.

In top of Castillet one gathers some branches (bay-tree and olive-tree) come from the garden of Jancint Verdaguer (1845-1902). The rays of the sun using a magnifying glass give rise to a small flame come from the fire of heaven. The flame is given to Marguerite Mestre.

c)Pourquoi the flame is it lit on the terrace of Castillet?

Hurdy-gurdy prison of State, Castillet, where one had tortured those which wanted to preserve their Catalan identity, symbolized a State which martyrisa a whole people eager to preserve the language and its culture.Cette prison of hatred and suffering will become by the flame of Canigou a house of love.

d) Castillet, this old fortress, is transformed by our friend OJ Delocle into museum and traditions popular and baptized "Put it Pairal".Dans one of the rooms was reconstituted the antique cooks Farmhouse Gleix.  "It is in its hearth that the flame of Canigou all in charge of love will be preserved, of peace of fraternity" says our friend OJ Delocle.

e)Avant the demolition of the Farmhouse built before the treaty of the Pyrenees  appeared on the old lintel in oak a engraved date: 1631. For 333 years had run out. Three hundred and thirty three, figure esoteric venerated by all the mystics in many religions or initiatory schools.

F) Marguerite Mestre deceased in 1966 was the downward one of 16 generations which had lived in this farmhouse. Since, each year 3 watchers of the summits of the Circle of the Young people renew the epic of the catch of the flame, then assemble it to the peak of Canigou to take care it and regenerate it before going down again it to distribute it

G) to follow soon