23 avril 2024
Saint Catherine's typical hat

Do you know Saint Catherine’s day ? Saint Catherine’s day is a feast celebrated on 25 November. It commemorates the martyrdom of Saint Catherine of Alexandria.

During the 4th century, Sainte Catherine, a young Catholic woman refused to marry Emperor Maxentius, and for this reason he put her in prison and tortured her. As by miracle, Saint Catherine was saved from this torture, however the Emperor decided to behead her.

Do you know Saint Catherine’s day ? Saint Catherine’s day is a feast celebrated on 25 November. It commemorates the martyrdom of Saint Catherine of Alexandria.

From the middle ages a tradition was born. Every 25 November the statue of Saint Catherine was decorated with a hat on her head. Saint Catherine, represented and still today represents young unmarried women aged 25. Today they’re called Catherinettes. Saint Catherine is also the patron of those employed in the textile and hat making industries. For this feast it is customary to wear a green and yellow hat especially in the big houses of haute couture.

     As a fashion student we also wanted to celebrate this feast ! Every fashion student of our school participated in this project.

We all created a green and yellow hat. We used different materials such as felt, satin, carboard…. And to decorate them we used feathers, pearls, flowers, or pompoms.

Then a hat show was organized and photographs were taken.

Thank you for reading this article. I hope you now know more about Saint Catherine and that you will celebrate this feast on November 25 !

                                                                                                                                                                        Gauchet Léa BTSMMV1

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