27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
St. Catherine's Day
director: Lucien Le Saint
original title: Fête de la Sainte-Catherine
running time: 1 min.
synopsisSt. Catherine's Day, Rue de la Paix, Paris, November 25, 1922
Every year, November 25 is celebrated in France as “Catherinettes’ day”. According to a tradition dating back to the Middle Ages, 25-year-old girls who aren't yet married have to wear extravagant yellow-green hats in the hope of finding a husband.
The film captures several groups of young girls walking around and posing for the camera in the fashion houses of Rue de la Paix.
© Département des Hauts-de-Seine – Musée Albert-Kahn, collection Archives de la Planète
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|director:||Lucien Le Saint|
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