San Isidro Labrador’s Day, on 15 May, and the days running up to it are the perfect occasion to enjoy the most authentic essence of Madrid. These festivities, dedicated to a 12th-century farmer, have become a patron saint’s festivity where all visitors and citizens are completely immersed in the essence of the Madrid of yesteryear.
During these days, locals from Madrid and tourists go on a pilgrimage to the Hermitage of San Isidro located in the meadow that bears the same name to spend the day enjoying music, dancing and typical dishes of the festivity such as ‘entresijos’ (lamb mesentery) and ‘gallinejas’ (fried lamb intestines) or ‘rosquillas’ (small ring-shaped breadsticks) with sugar. Morning and afternoon, the San Isidro Meadow fills with visitors who celebrate along with the ‘chulapos’ and ‘chulapas’ dressed in traditional costume and who go there to enjoy a day outdoors where concerts, gastronomy and the festive atmosphere flood every corner of the city.
For more information about San Isidro Labrador’s Day please visit https://www.esmadrid.com/en/whats-on/sanisidro-madrid
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, formally known as the Great Spring Show, is a garden show held for five days in May by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in Chelsea, London. Held at Chelsea since 1912, it is the most famous flower and landscape gardens show in the United Kingdom, and perhaps in the world. The show is attended by members of the British Royal Family and attracts visitors from all continents.
Highlights to the Chelsea Flower Show include the avant-garde show gardens designed by leading names with Floral Marquee at the centrepiece. The Show also features smaller gardens such as the Artisan and Urban Gardens.
For more information about The RHS Chelsea Flower Show please visit https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-chelsea-flower-show
The sole festival dedicated to the Viking cultural heritage in Latvia. Here the ancient Viking settlement on Skabardis Hill is revived – have a look at and try out weapons and armament from back in days, watch ancient battle re-enactments, get to know the traditions and lifestyle.
Baltica’ is the largest joint folk festival in the Baltic States, which is held annually in three Baltic countries in turns. The 32nd ‘Baltica’ is held in Estonia. The festival’s ideology follows the priorities of UNESCO’s folklore protection.
The festival presents the modern culture of Narva and St. Petersburg in its entire diversity: music, theatre, cinema, street performances, meetings with creative people and club nights.
Tallinnan vanhan kaupungin päivät on suurin vanhan kaupungin kulttuuriperintöön ja yhteisölle omistettu festivaali. Kaupunkilaisille ja vieraille järjestetään viiden vuorokauden aikana monipuolisia ilmaisia musiikki-, teatteri-, taide- ja urheilutapahtumia. Sekä pienet että suuret voivat piipahtaa vanhan kaupungin pihoille, tutustua juhlien kautta Tallinnan pitkään ja vaikuttavaan historiaan ja osallistua erilaiseen toimintaan. Vuodesta 1982 järjestetyillä festivaaleilla juhlistetaan kauniin kesän alkua.
Berlin Culture Festival and Carnival takes place every year during the Pentecost weekend, and the main attraction is the big carnival parade on Sunday.
Large population in the streets when the parade goes on Sunday.
To see the whole parade it takes over four hours.
Over 900 artists maintain and participate in the four-day street festival, which is a huge platform for most forms of cultural expression with both traditional and modern features.
The first culture carnival was 16 May 1996 and has since then been celebrated each year during the Pentecost weekend, a great festival with colors, music and happy dancing people from around the world.
Learn more: https://www.karneval.berlin/
Berlin is a cosmopolitan city. The city is home for many immigrants and representatives of different nationalities. of Cultures (Karneval der KulturenCarnival) is a four-day street festival in Berlin, on which you can hear the music, see the art, national cuisine, handicrafts of different nations. June 09 will be held a colorful parade. During the festival, concerts and parade will be attended by more than 5000 people. If you will be in Germany these days, do not miss this event. Carnival procession starts from Hermannplatz Square at noon. The festival is held since 1996.
Venue: Blücherplatz square, Berlin.
Read more: www.karneval-berlin.de.
National Day in Luxembourg was originally meant to celebrate the Grand-Dukes birthday, which started once with the birthday of Grand Duchess Charlotte, which is on January 23rd. As the date of her birthday was in winter, the celebrations were postponed to a later date, on June 23rd. The date remained unchanged even after her reign.
Lithuania holidays and festivals generally fall around the Midsummer Days. One of the most important holiday to Lithuanians is the Feast of Saint John. In a country where nature is worshipped as God, the Feast of Saint John is nothing but the celebration of the oncoming summer solstice. People get together on this day and celebrate the ancient Pagan tradition of wishing the luck on others by letting the flower wreaths float about in the mighty Neris River. Family and friends get together in an open forest area and have festive meals. As soon as the dusk falls, bonfires are set up and with lots of singing and dancing, the Lithuanians bid goodbye to the cold and dark days.