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LA CHANDELEUR

A la une, à la deux, je casse les oeufs.
A la deux, à la trois, je remue le plat.
A la trois, à la quatre, je verse la pâte
A la cinq, six, sept, elle est prête… ma belle crêpe!
Grands et petits, bon appétit!

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February 2, 2018 at 3:25 pm Leave a comment

Les Dictons de la Chandeleur

La Chandeleur

A la Chandeleur, l’hiver se meurt ou prend vigueur.

Soleil de la Chandeleur annonce printemps, fleurs et bonheur

A la Chandeleur il faut manger la soupe dorée
pour avoir de l’argent toute l’année

A la Chandeleur s’il fait beau, sûr qu’il ne tombera plus d’eau

Quand le soleil, à la Chandeleur, dit lanterne
Quarante jours après il hiverne

Quand Notre-Dame de la Chandeleur luit
L’hiver de quarante jours s’ensuit

Quand pour la Chandeleur le soleil est brillant
Il fait plus froid après qu’avant

A la Chandeleur verdure
A Pâques neige forte et dure

Soleil de la Chandeleur
Annonce hiver et malheur

Celui qui retourne sa crêpe avec adresse, qui ne la laisse pas tomber à terre ou qui ne la rattrape pas sous la forme navrante de quelque linge frippé, celui-là aura du bonheur jusqu’à la Chandeleur prochaine

Celui qui rapporte sa chandelle chez lui allumée
Pour sûr ne mourra pas dans l’année

A la Chandeleur, grande neige et froideur

A la Chandeleur, le froid fait douleur

Si la louve se met au soleil, le 2 février :
six semaines d’hiver derrière

A la Chandeleur, au grand jour, les grandes douleurs

Si point ne veut de blé charbonneux
Mange des crêpes à la Chandeleur

February 2, 2018 at 5:25 am Leave a comment

Night Circus


by Etienne Delessert

Author and illustrator Etienne Delessert reflects on his lifelong pursuit of art using the dreamlike scenario of a circus procession filled with fairy-tale allusions and literary inspirations.

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January 25, 2018 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Mateo y su gato rojo

MATEO Y SU GATO ROJO
By Silvina Rocha
Illustrated by Lucía Mancilla Prieto

Mateo received a present: a notebook with smooth white pages that called out to him to draw. So Mateo drew. He drew a happy red cat. As the days went by the cat lost his smile. Mateo worried and decided to add more drawings so his cat would be happy again. He did this again and again until he realized that this was not the solution. Then he started to think about what he could do to make his cat happy again. Finally, he discovered the secret…

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January 22, 2018 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

68voces: The Fireflies that Embellish the Trees

Matlatzinca. Las luciérnagas que embellecen los árboles from Hola Combo on Vimeo.

Mi grandfather used to tell me that, when rain season started in June, fireflies arrived with it.
They made the trees happy so people’s hearts also shined.
All of this during Saint Peter’s Day.
The chimer rang the church’s bell loudly while the fireflies, lead by torches, arrived to to the trees to make them happy with their little lights. Trees forgot about sadness and beard fruit.
The people in town kept singing until torches were extinguished or fireflies stopped shinning.
Then the night was dark but the trees were healed.
Now, the absence of the chants and ocotes has made the trees sad again, but it’s our job to light the torches again, sing to Saint Peter and make our hearts shine along the fireflies to make the trees happy again.

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January 2, 2018 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

68voces: The Wind

Ayapaneco. El Viento from Hola Combo on Vimeo.

Back then, there was a drunk man who fall down wherever he went. He even got inside some houses.One day, he stepped on a cornfield and destroyed it.He went on and knocked down whatever was on his way: trees, houses, and every parcel of land. He was considered a worker in this world because that drunk man became the wind, that’s why now the wind wanders around as he pleases. Just like the drunk man who used to destroyed everything on its way. Since then, that drunk man is the wind we feel.

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January 1, 2018 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Knecht Ruprecht

Knecht Ruprecht – Theodor Storm

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December 5, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

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