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. 

There will also be the attendance of the Band Hipsway.

Scheduled to start at 12.30 and will be  opened by the Official Piper of the Scottish Parliament, Stuart McMillan MSP who will play of “Ode to Joy.” Here you can hear Stuart’s wonderful rendition of “500 miles” from the roof of the new V&A Museum in Dundee.

Upcoming Festivals

Forging the Wildcraft

April 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 Chester Heritage Festival 

June 22 – June 30

Edinburgh International Festival 

August 3 – August 27

Portavogie Seafood Festival 

August 11

The Good Life Experience 

September 14 – 16

 

 

 

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