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Spring in Europe

Festivals & Traditions

In Europe, people celebrate the end of the winter weather and the arrival of the spring with unique festivals and traditions. Some date back thousands of years and others are relatively new.  From great folk festivals to traditionally handmade dolls, take a look at how cultures in Europe celebrate the start of the spring season. Diplomats Society is showing you how the Europeans celebrate the arrival of spring and where the celebrations take place.

Czech Spring

Prague Spring Festival | May 12 - June 4

Fans of opera performances and classical music will be dazzled by the Prague Spring Festival. From May 12 to June 4, this historic music festival features top soloists and orchestras from all over the world. The Prague Spring Festival, the multi-genre festival famed throughout the world and the biggest music show in the Czech Republic. For more than 70 years the Prague Spring International Music Festival has ranked among the top cultural events in the Czech Republic. This presentation of the world's best musicians, symphony orchestras and chamber music ensembles is somewhat of a phenomenon as it has survived the political upheavals and dramatic cultural changes in the seven decades of its existence. This is mostly thanks to its audience, who always appreciated and today still appreciates the true artistic quality.

The history of the Prague Spring Festival marks the first celebrations at the end of World War II and since then it has been attracting fans of music and first-class performers. There are many famous performers, who have graced the festival, such as violinists David Oistrakh, Yehudi Menuhin and Shlomo Mintz, pianists Sviatoslav Richter, Arthur Rubinstein and Rudolf Firkušný, and singers like Galina Vishnevskaya, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Dagmar Pecková and Magdalena Kožená, Peter Schreier, Luciano Pavarotti and Peter Dvorský. Concerts and performances held within the festival are staged throughout the whole of Prague, so apart from excellent music presentations you can relish the historical backdrops of monasteries, churches and museums. However, the main festival activities are centred on the majestic building of Rudolfinum on the bank of the River Vltava and the Municipal House, a true gem of Art Nouveau architecture.

Spring in Hungary

Budapest Spring Festival | April 5 - 22

Budapest Spring Festival fills Hungary's capital with various stage shows and artful attractions for more than three blooming weeks. During April 5 - 22, many prominent local and international artists headline performances in diverse genres and many other cultural gatherings welcome everyone with concerts, dance productions, and other artful presentations spanning days or weeks.

 

The 39th Budapest Spring Festival awaits visitors with a programme that involves many of the arts, with events in classical music, opera, jazz, world music, dance, contemporary circus, theatre and the visual arts. With the best Hungarian performers and real world stars, the Budapest Spring Festival is a truly special occasion, presenting premieres and co-productions with partner institutions.

There will be dozens of venues in 2019: in addition to the Müpa Budapest and Liszt Academy, Uránia National Film Theatre, Pesti Vigadó and Várkert Bazár (Castle Garden Bazaar), Budapest Music Center, Akvárium Klub, A38 Ship and other Budapest theatres, cultural institutes and museums will also be home to outstanding events. The event series continues to broaden its offer by involving the leading cultural institutions of the city.

 

Whether you admiring stomping folk-dance moves, immersing in contemporary museum displays enjoy listening to soulful jazz tunes, or attending moving theater shows, the Budapest Spring Festival has you covered. With numerous programs offered across the city’s major cultural hotspots, the 2019 edition of this annual artistic gathering presents excitingly enlightening events to visitors for almost one month.

Spring in Slovenia

Jurjevanje Folklore Festival | Bela krajina | June 19 – 23

In June, Črnomelj in the southern region of Slovenia, with its Jurjevanjska draga karstic doline and its old town centre will transform into the folklore capital of Slovenia for the 56th time. Jurjevanje in Bela krajinais the oldest folklore festival in Slovenia. In the five days of the festival you will be able to come in contact with diverse cultures from Europe and other parts of the world. Explore Bela krajina and visit Kolpa river, European Destination of Excellence 2010, in order to experience everything that the rich natural and cultural heritage have to offer. The programme will take place at seven different locations and will cater to the youngest, young, and older audiences. At Jurjevanje you will be able to unleash your creativity at creative and art workshops or participate inrecreational sports events. Dance along the folklore groups, there are more than twenty lined up to perform. There will be the opportunity to learn the dances of Bela krajina or any others you set your mind to. “Zeleni Jurij”, the mythological springtime hero known in English as the “Green George”, will come to visit. Savour the gastronomic specialities of Bela krajina and enjoy a selection of high-quality wines.

The slovenian folklore festival features folklore groups from Bela krajina and other regions of Slovenia, individual folk musicians and also international groups. Jurjevanje is a dance, music and song festival, featuring traditional Bela Krajina "tamburica" instruments, "brač", "berda", "bisernica", "bugarija", "gudalo", "white birch leaf", "rug" and some other traditional instruments. The songs, dances and music performed by local folklore groups date between the end of 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. The festival programme includes also exhibitions, book presentations, folk music concerts and culinary events.

We thank all participants, partners and members of the network for their cooperation, contribution and effort. The images provided in this story are featured and copyright protected by multiple notable members of the community: gocollette.com,  avante.biz, netherlands-tourism.com, travelandleisure.com, envato elements, swiss blog, Zentralkomitee der Zünfte Zürichs, visitBerlin, natbg.com, picturesmania, airambulancecard, muenchen.de, Suuapinga, muc-blog.com, James Benson Photography, IgiMag, habosvilla.blog.hu, welovebudapest.com, hippodrom.de, Stuttgarter Frühlingsfest, travelandinspiration, wwd, presseportal, Stadt Nürnberg, scantinental, dpa, Jens Hollerith, notnixon, czechtourism, jurjevanje, shutterstock and Mackrodt Brands & Media.

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Spring in Europe

Festivals & Traditions

In Europe, people celebrate the end of the winter weather and the arrival of the spring with unique festivals and traditions. Some date back thousands of years and others are relatively new.  From great folk festivals to traditionally handmade dolls, take a look at how cultures in Europe celebrate the start of the spring season. Diplomats Society is showing you how the Europeans celebrate the arrival of spring and where the celebrations take place.

Czech Spring

Prague Spring Festival

May 12 - June 4

Fans of opera performances and classical music will be dazzled by the Prague Spring Festival. From May 12 to June 4, this historic music festival features top soloists and orchestras from all over the world. The Prague Spring Festival, the multi-genre festival famed throughout the world and the biggest music show in the Czech Republic. For more than 70 years the Prague Spring International Music Festival has ranked among the top cultural events in the Czech Republic. This presentation of the world's best musicians, symphony orchestras and chamber music ensembles is somewhat of a phenomenon as it has survived the political upheavals and dramatic cultural changes in the seven decades of its existence. This is mostly thanks to its audience, who always appreciated and today still appreciates the true artistic quality.

The history of the Prague Spring Festival marks the first celebrations at the end of World War II and since then it has been attracting fans of music and first-class performers. There are many famous performers, who have graced the festival, such as violinists David Oistrakh, Yehudi Menuhin and Shlomo Mintz, pianists Sviatoslav Richter, Arthur Rubinstein and Rudolf Firkušný, and singers like Galina Vishnevskaya, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Dagmar Pecková and Magdalena Kožená, Peter Schreier, Luciano Pavarotti and Peter Dvorský. Concerts and performances held within the festival are staged throughout the whole of Prague, so apart from excellent music presentations you can relish the historical backdrops of monasteries, churches and museums. However, the main festival activities are centred on the majestic building of Rudolfinum on the bank of the River Vltava and the Municipal House, a true gem of Art Nouveau architecture.

Spring in Hungary

Budapest Spring Festival

April 5 - 22

Budapest Spring Festival fills Hungary's capital with various stage shows and artful attractions for more than three blooming weeks. During April 5 - 22, many prominent local and international artists headline performances in diverse genres and many other cultural gatherings welcome everyone with concerts, dance productions, and other artful presentations spanning days or weeks.

 

The 39th Budapest Spring Festival awaits visitors with a programme that involves many of the arts, with events in classical music, opera, jazz, world music, dance, contemporary circus, theatre and the visual arts. With the best Hungarian performers and real world stars, the Budapest Spring Festival is a truly special occasion, presenting premieres and co-productions with partner institutions.

There will be dozens of venues in 2019: in addition to the Müpa Budapest and Liszt Academy, Uránia National Film Theatre, Pesti Vigadó and Várkert Bazár (Castle Garden Bazaar), Budapest Music Center, Akvárium Klub, A38 Ship and other Budapest theatres, cultural institutes and museums will also be home to outstanding events. The event series continues to broaden its offer by involving the leading cultural institutions of the city.

 

Whether you admiring stomping folk-dance moves, immersing in contemporary museum displays enjoy listening to soulful jazz tunes, or attending moving theater shows, the Budapest Spring Festival has you covered. With numerous programs offered across the city’s major cultural hotspots, the 2019 edition of this annual artistic gathering presents excitingly enlightening events to visitors for almost one month.

Spring in Slovenia

Jurjevanje Folklore Festival

Bela krajina | June 19 – 23

In June, Črnomelj in the southern region of Slovenia, with its Jurjevanjska draga karstic doline and its old town centre will transform into the folklore capital of Slovenia for the 56th time. Jurjevanje in Bela krajinais the oldest folklore festival in Slovenia. In the five days of the festival you will be able to come in contact with diverse cultures from Europe and other parts of the world. Explore Bela krajina and visit Kolpa river, European Destination of Excellence 2010, in order to experience everything that the rich natural and cultural heritage have to offer. The programme will take place at seven different locations and will cater to the youngest, young, and older audiences. At Jurjevanje you will be able to unleash your creativity at creative and art workshops or participate inrecreational sports events. Dance along the folklore groups, there are more than twenty lined up to perform. There will be the opportunity to learn the dances of Bela krajina or any others you set your mind to. “Zeleni Jurij”, the mythological springtime hero known in English as the “Green George”, will come to visit. Savour the gastronomic specialities of Bela krajina and enjoy a selection of high-quality wines.

The slovenian folklore festival features folklore groups from Bela krajina and other regions of Slovenia, individual folk musiciansand alsointernational groups. Jurjevanje is adance,music and song festival, featuring traditional Bela Krajina "tamburica" instruments, "brač", "berda", "bisernica", "bugarija", "gudalo", "white birch leaf", "rug" and some othertraditional instruments. The songs, dances and music performed by local folklore groups date between the end of 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. The festival programme includes alsoexhibitions,book presentations, folk music concerts andculinary events.

We thank all participants, partners and members of the network for their cooperation, contribution and effort. The images provided in this story are featured and copyright protected by multiple notable members of the community: gocollette.com,  avante.biz, netherlands-tourism.com, travelandleisure.com, envato elements, swiss blog, Zentralkomitee der Zünfte Zürichs, visitBerlin, natbg.com, picturesmania, airambulancecard, muenchen.de, Suuapinga, muc-blog.com, James Benson Photography, IgiMag, habosvilla.blog.hu, welovebudapest.com, hippodrom.de, Stuttgarter Frühlingsfest, travelandinspiration, wwd, presseportal, Stadt Nürnberg, scantinental, dpa, Jens Hollerith, notnixon, czechtourism, jurjevanje, shutterstock and Mackrodt Brands & Media.

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