Real key word of traditional and contemporary Occitan civilisation is the concept of convivencia, something more than conviviality. It is first of all a characteristic of daily life: the pacific sharing of food, of feast and music, which everybody visiting Occitania may find at local festivals and in the hospitable private houses. And it is something more. Convivencia represents the welcome of the stranger, attitude coming from the tolerance tradition towards the different religions living together in the territory up to the Crusade time.