Bear Day (Hartzaren Eguna) in Saint Jean de Luz.


The awakening of the bear normally evokes the spring awakening. In Saint Jean de Luz, it rather evokes the arrival of the many festivities in February, the month of the carnivals.

In particular, it is an opportunity to discover the dance of the Hiruburus, three-headed characters representing the past, present and future.

The carnival will occur on the next Saturday, 22nd.


Place: Saint Jean de Luz, Labourd.

Date: First or 2nd Saturday of February, rather in the morning (10:30 am) to see the Hiruburus dance at the market and in the streets. February 15, 2020.

Type: carnival, traditional dances, outdoor.


For this festival, you can book my holiday rental through the contact section.

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For the best culinary experience in the area, head for the must-see table of the Ibarboure brothers, Brikéténia, in Guéthary – 2 toques at Gault and Millau 2018.

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In Saint Jean de Luz itself, you can try the deliciously original table of the Hirondelle.

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For more traditional Basque festivals, visit the agenda page here.


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