Assumption Day

During the day of the celebrations numerous concerts and exhibitions take place, while the evening is reserved for live music. The traditional holiday of Fara (the local name for Spodnja Idrija) and the surrounding villages attract once a year numerous visitors and pilgrims. In the long history of the town the rich cultural heritage of many ethnological and culinary elements has been preserved to this day.

The scene of the event is the church of Marija na Skalci (St. Mary on the Rock) where a grand mass takes place every year, followed by great celebrations. According to tradition, at this holiday people prepare štruklji (dumplings), weave garlands and sing and dance. Due to the annual traditional preparation of štruklji the holiday is also known as Prfarski štrukljevc.

Event October 2019

South Tyrolean Bread and Strudel Festival

Since 2003 the South Tyrolean Bread and Strudel Festival has been offering a vast variety of freshly baked bread and original South Tyrolean apple strudel. 20 bakeries and pastry shops offer local specialties from all areas of the region. The visitors have the opportunity to gain insight into the baking tradition of South Tyrol and to enjoy numerous delicacies made from local products in one of South Tyrol’s most beautiful squares, the cathedral square of Bressanone/Brixen.

Event August 2019

Madeira Wine Festival

This ancient Madeira wine making tradition, annually promoted in the local village of Estreito de Câmara de Lobos, combines various cultural activities with wine making rituals, such as the picking of the grapes, the carrying of grapes to the press and other traditions related to a typical Madeira feast, which are fully enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. At the same time, there are a variety of activities and entertainment taking place in downtown Funchal and connected with folklore and the traditional wine-making process.