Loos-en-Gohelle, France, 3 December, 2021.
The residents of Loos-en-Gohelle participate in the procession for the feast day of Saint Barbara. Loos-en-Gohelle is a town in the north of France that has lived it’s first major transformation in XIX century when it became a mining center. With the end of mining in late 1980s, the town took the path of ecological transition while remaining faithful to its past and its heritage.
Every year, the residents of Loos celebrate the feast day of Saint Barbara with a procession along the slag heaps. Saint Barbara is a martyr and patron saint of miners, but also of firemen and firefighters.