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Three harvest Festivals in Europe

Some even take visitors back in time

  • November 25, 2018 12:30
  • Author S. Lukanova
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Harvest Festivals around the world are celebrated with various fun activities and many of them provide the opportunity for their visitors to take a step back in time and see how the previous generations observed the harvest season. Take a look at three harvest festivals that take place in Europe every year:

 

Lammas Festival, United Kingdom

Harvest Season in Britain is welcomed by the celebrations of Lammas. It is when the English bake bread from the new crop harvested and leave it at church alters along with dolls made of corn. 

 

Madeira Flower Festival, Portugal

It marks the beginnig of spring and almost all children in the island bring flowers to create the colorful Muro da Esperança (Wall of Hope). Streets of Madeira are also covered with carpets of flowers.

 

Olivagando, Italy

It is a two-day festival, taking place in Italy in Novermber, celebrating the harvest of olives and briging together numerous producers of olive oil. The new oil is blessed by a priest and a medieval dinner takes place in a 12th-century castle in the town of Magione which hosts the festival.

 

Source: nationalgeographic.com