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Berries being crushed by foot

Festival of the Vat is the most important holiday in Toussaint, taking place in October at the end of the grape harvest and to herald in the beginning of the wine production stage.

While Toussaint switched to mechanical presses years ago, tradition is sacred in the duchy and thus they use traditional wine vats during the festival to celebrate.

Process[]

Two scantily-clad maidens (The Beauties) are each carried by an enthusiastic man (The Youths) into the wine vat, where they proceed to crush the grapes with their bare feet, accompanied by the celebrating crowds, music, and performing jugglers. All this to celebrate the end of the harvest and the beginning of the period of wine production.