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: Kingdom of Swaziland, South Africa Date: late August/early September Description: This type of celebration (called by the Swazis) gathers all the maidens of the land to show their virtue, talent and beauty as well as pay tribute and show their allegiance to their rulers. It is a festival typical
Location: KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa Date: late August/early September Description: This type of celebration (called Umkhosi woMhlanga in the Zulu language) gathers all the maidens of the land to show their virtue, talent and beauty as well as pay tribute and show their allegiance to their rulers. It
Location: Japan Date: 7-day festival held according to the region (March – May) Description: Sadness is inevitably bound up with the experience of beauty, because nothing lasts. This buddhist-coloured thought about impermanence together with the Shinto communion with nature forms the celebration of fleeting beauty in the form of the
“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
THE GREATEST OUTDOOR SHOW ON EARTH Location: Calgary, Canada Date: June Description: The story of the first Calgary Stampede goes back over 100 years and tells how the celebration of typical cattlemen life in the wild west was established. The first Stampede was focused mainly on the competition in rodeo