Date: 12th of January Location: Basel, Switzerland Description: A new ritual, the “Bärentag” (Feast of the Bear) was founded in 1998 in Basel (Switzerland). This happened in the context of the medieval, but still nowadays very popular feast of “Vogel Gryff” (grifin). In contrast to the traditional feast characterized byContinue Reading

– by Barry Stephenson Dating from the 4th century, Rome’s San Marcello al Corso houses a crucifix that began its famed career by surviving a devastating fire in May of 1519. Three years later, during the height of a plague, friars of the Servant of Mary, disregarding the prohibitions imposedContinue Reading

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 andContinue Reading

Olga Cieslarova has played a key role in the creation and development of Prague’s Velvet Carnival, which grew part out of her doctoral research on Basel’s Fasnacht. This interview is from Swiss radio SRF, from 2013.

Date: May, every two years Location: Brussels, Belgium Description: Zinneke is a living city project that creates opportunities for meeting, collaboration, cooperation and creation and it also generates an artistic and social dynamic between residents, associations, schools and artists from different districts in Brussels and elsewhere. All the artictic projectContinue Reading

Mission The mission of Women’s March is to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change. Women’s March is a women-led movement providing intersectional education on a diverse range of issues and creating entry points for new grassroots activists & organizers to engageContinue Reading