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La Fete-Dieu – Antique Engraving of a Traditional Procession in the Valais

Antique engraving of children in a procession in the Valais region of Switzerland in the style of French toile de jouy. The night before La Fête-Dieu in the Swiss region of Valais, a special procession takes place to mark the anticipation of this significant religious event. La Fête-Dieu, known in English as the Feast of Corpus Christi, is a Catholic celebration that honors the Eucharist. Children often carry trees and plants symbolizing renewal and rebirth.