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Islanders set to celebrate the spring season at La Fête Du R'Nouvé

The festival is being held at La Hougue Bie this weekend. Credit: ITV Channel TV

Islanders have the chance to celebrate the arrival of spring this weekend at Jersey Heritage's La Fête Du R'Nouvé festival.

The annual event is held at the historic La Hougue Bie site.

Thousands of years ago, our Neolithic ancestors marked and celebrated the new season with the sun rising on the spring equinox and shining deep into the passage grave under the mound. It's the perfect place for us to hold our own celebrations with La Fête Du R'Nouvé.

Visitors can bring a rug, join us under the canopy of trees, eat, drink, listen to music, chat around the open fire and look forward to warmer weather together.

– Nicky Lucas, Jersey Heritage Events Curator

Nature activities for adults and children are on offer, while conservationist Stephen Les Quesne will be sharing his skills around the campfire.

Stories and crafts will be provided by the Jersey Library. Live music and dancing performances are set to take place throughout the weekend.

The festival is open between 10am-7pm today and 10am-5pm on Sunday.

Parking is at St Michael's School with free shuttle buses between the school and La Hougue Bie throughout the festival.

  • WATCH Becky Lancashire went along to find out more...

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