• Short Summary

    IN THE MALAGASY REPUBLIC, MAY THE FIRST, MARKS THE OPENING OF THE HUNTING SEASON AND, IN MALAGASY, THE BIRTHDAY OF ST.

  • Description

    IN THE MALAGASY REPUBLIC, MAY THE FIRST, MARKS THE OPENING OF THE HUNTING SEASON AND, IN MALAGASY, THE BIRTHDAY OF ST. HUBERT -- PATRON SAINT OF HUNTERS. ST HUBERT'S DAY IS NORMALLY CELEBRATED ON NOVEMBER 3RD, BUT IN THE MALAGASY REPUBLIC THERE WAS NO SAINT'S DAY TO COINCIDE WITH THE OPENING OF THE HUNTING SEASON. SO, IN MALAGASY ST HUBERT'S BIRTHDAY WAS MOVED TO MAY I.

    THE CEREMONY TAKES PLACE EVERY YEAR ON A PRIVATE ESTATE LOCATED A FEW KILOMETRES FROM TANANARIVE, NOT FAR FROM A SANCTUARY WHICH LIES IN THE MIDST OF PADDY FIELDS AND IS CALLED THE ISLAND OF BIRDS.

    HELD IN THE EARLY MORNING MIST, THE COLOURFUL CEREMONY INCLUDES AN OPEN-AIR MASS, THE BLESSING OF THE BREAD FOLLOWED BY THE BLESSING OF HORSES, DOGS AND HUNTERS.

    THERE ARE TEN THOUSAND HUNTERS IN THE MALAGASY REPUBLIC. EACH SEASON SEVERAL MILLION SPECIMENS OF GROUND AND WING GAME ARE SHOT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6E8Y50OJJXFL59CNWFQL9LW6F
    Media URN:
    VLVA6E8Y50OJJXFL59CNWFQL9LW6F
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/05/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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