Brandivy

Brandivy (Brandevi in Breton) is a commune in the Morbihan department of Brittany in northwestern France.

Brandivy
Brandevi
The Manor of Kergal
The Manor of Kergal
Location of Brandivy
Brandivy is located in France
Brandivy
Brandivy
Brandivy is located in Brittany
Brandivy
Brandivy
Coordinates: 47°46′29″N 2°56′39″W / 47.7747°N 2.9442°W / 47.7747; -2.9442Coordinates: 47°46′29″N 2°56′39″W / 47.7747°N 2.9442°W / 47.7747; -2.9442
CountryFrance
RegionBrittany
DepartmentMorbihan
ArrondissementVannes
CantonGrand-Champ
IntercommunalityGolfe du Morbihan - Vannes Agglomération
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Pascal Herisson[1]
Area
1
25.88 km2 (9.99 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
1,299
 • Density50/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
56022 /56390
Elevation28–171 m (92–561 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

PopulationEdit

Inhabitants of Brandivy are called in French Brandivyens.

Breizh-Kernow FestivalEdit

Brandivy is notable for its "Breizh – Kernow Festival" (Breizh = Brittany in Breton; Kernow = Cornwall, United Kingdom, in the Cornish language) which takes place at Easter. The Festival started in 1987 taking place most years until 2002 when the festival started to alternate with the "AberFest" festival in Cornwall. The Breizh – Kernow Festival now occurs on odd numbered years (2003, 2005, 2007) and AberFest on even numbered years (2004, 2006 and due at Easter 2008). In recent years, Brandivy has shared festival events with Bignan.

Both festivals celebrate the ancient Celtic cultural, musical, linguistic and other ancient links between Cornwall and Brittany. An exceptional aspect of the festival is that it is centred on families. Families in each country hosting guest families from the other country, reciprocating the following year. This has developed to create very close, international family links between participants in Cornwall and Brittany which now spread over more than 20 years.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Maires du Morbihan" (PDF). Préfecture du Morbihan. 7 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2018". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2020.

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