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La Fete Patronale d'Arcachon

The feast day of Arcachon takes place annually in March

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A mass is held where prayers are said for those who have perished at sea, followed by a procession to the Cross of the Sailors. Afterwards, the sea is blessed by the "Sailors of the Women's Committee Fishermen Basin" who throw a crown into the ocean from aboard the lifeboat.

The mass takes place at the Basilica Notre-Dame - La Chapelle des Marins, normally around 10:00 in the morning of the 25th March. But, over a few days, there festivities and entertainment programs across the town for old and young alike to celebrate the event.

The weekend after the 25th will normally host a fairground with fireworks and numerous rides. Then the feast will be hosted on the Saturday following the 25th.

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Arcachon