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).
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
Date: June Location: The Black Hills mountain range, South Dakota, USA Description: The Sacred Hoop 500 Mile Run is a circuit around the Black Hills. “It is an annual run that serves over 150 Lakota youth. Kids run a 5-day, 500-mile relay that follows a sacred loop around the Black Hills and
Ronald Grimes has been at the forefront of ritual studies research for more than forty years. His research explores the interface of ritual theory, critique, creativity, and practice. Along with running a ritual studies lab for many years, Ron has served as a consultant for theatre and liturgical groups, as
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands Date: November 11th; All Hallows’ Eve Description: St. Marten’s Celebrations consist of a week-long set of events, culminating in a lantern procession held in the Town Centre of Utrecht. Today’s parade/procession is a secular revival of the celebration of St. Martin (the city’s patron saint), emphasizing charity