To be Human is to Fest!
Marked as a holiday, mela or eid the significance of a festival is usually historically related to agriculture. It signifies the rest in a community after a harvest, simply forming as a commemoration or a thanksgiving.
While the word was first recorded in 1589 as a Festifall; such a assembly isn’t alien to communities around Europe. Ancient Greece and Rome would celebrate events such as Saturnalia were closely associated with Social Organisations and Political Processes.
Europe Day - 9th of May
On the 9th of May there will be 30 stalls from EU countries in George Square, Glasgow (commencing at 12.30.)
The event will highlight things that we all have as Europeans have in common with the Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop MSP and The Lord Provost of Glasgow, Eva Bolander opening the celebration.