Location: all around Sweden, processions usually organized by cities, schools, universities etc. (but in general is Saint Lucy’s day celebrated to a certain extent by other European countries as well). Date: the 13th of December Common names: Luciatåg (Sweden), Lussinatt (Norway), Luciadag (Denmark and Finland), Luutsinapäev (Estonia), Saint Lucy’s day, Lucia Day (English speaking countries).
Location: Roztoky (near Prague), Czech Republic Date: Saturday before Ash Wednesday, which is the beginning of Christian Lent period Description: Shrovetide in Roztoky consists primarily of the procession of masks that starts in the city and continues to find its peak on local hill called Holý vrch. This hummock serves
Location: Town of Hlinsko and six nearby villages in the Hlinecko area (Studnice, Vortová, Hamry, Blatno), Czech Republic Date: End of winter, during Shrovetide, which is the period just before the Christian Lent Description: Shrovetide (or the Pre-Lenten Season) is the Christian period of preparation before the liturgies of Lent
“Holi hai!” (“it is Holi!”) Location: widespread in India as well as some western regions (therefore there are many local variants according to the class, region or the type of religion) Date: February/March, on the full moon of the Phalguna month Description: In general can Holi be characterised by joy and
Date: It starts on the first Monday after Ash Wednesday (during Easter period), lasts for 72 hours Location: Basel, Switzerland Description: In Basel people say that a person either loves Fasnacht or leaves town and goes skying while it’s on. For the former Fasnacht tends to be a lifelong passion and