The event is called the Easter Omelet Festival. Everyone from the town is invited to eat the omelet for free.
Legend has it that early in the 19th century, Napoleon and his army stayed overnight in the town of Bessières. He ate a magnificent omelette at the inn. It was so good that he ordered the townspeople to gather all the eggs in the town to prepare a giant omelet for his army. It’s said that this started the French tradition of eating Easter omelettes.
Since then, the people of Bessières have made omelets every year to feed the poor. In 1973, they started making one giant omelet for the whole town. The tradition has spread to other countries.
In the video below, that’s in French, you can see images of the Easter Omelet Festival…
Image 1: Gargantua à Table (19 c.)
Image 2: YouTube
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