Visit Heritage Festival — one of the best ways of learning and understanding of the national culture. Learn how the locals honor their colorful customs, making them a kind of a home, get to know their music, art, cuisine, take part in numerous events and exciting festival evenings. This is a great opportunity to learn about the rich history and cultural traditions of different people from the mouth of the carriers of this culture.
Many of these festivals carried out in fairly large cities, but some of these traditional festivals taking place in the countryside, where the locals will amaze you with its hospitality and rich cultural traditions. Festivals dedicated solely to the music or the visual arts, such as the Venice Biennale, attracting participants from around the world, providing a unique opportunity to get acquainted with the cultures of different countries in one place.
Some folk culture festivals so ambitious that they spend a year or even once every four years, like the Lithuanian Song and Dance Festival. For five days, you can observe the performance of ten thousand singers, dancers, actors and folk artists involved in this large-scale celebration of Lithuanian culture. The festival always ends with a powerful choral performance, continuing late into the night.
If you are attracted to smaller-scale events, visit one of the smaller festivals that take place in the low tourist season, like whirling dervishes amazing festival Mevlevi in Konya, Turkey, in December. Visit the museum complex «Mevlana», check its stunning gardens and ornate buildings.
One of the longest-running festival was founded by Grand Duke of Luxembourg in 1340. Fair Shuerberfouer — is a grand celebration on the square with the Glacis roller coaster, Ferris wheel, movies, games, candy and, of course, Luxembourg culinary delicacies. Combine a visit to the fair with other Christmas festival in any European country — for example, a Christmas Fair Christmas Full of Wonders in San Marino — and you’re ready for the New Year in Europe!
In Europe, it held a number of different festivals of cultural heritage, where you have a unique opportunity to learn from within and to participate together with local residents in the preservation of diverse cultural heritage of the peoples of Europe.