Archives for Festivals in Europe category

I believed many of you had already booked their trip to Munich. In fact, millions of people from around the planet every year are flocking to this famous event to witness this German or I would rather say Bavarian culture and tradition.

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Bird’s eye view of the Oktoberfest from the Ferris wheel, my favorite ride when going to  German festivals like these.

Oktoberfest is held annually in this are called Theresienwiese in Munich. It is a 16- to 18-day folk festival running from mid or late September to the first weekend in October. The Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since 1810. Read more… »

It is time to be backed here and give you a little update! How are you doing folks? Are you currently having the time of your life? I hope so. I can’t complain at the moment but I just wish that I am in the other side of the world right now. If traveling is only for free, I will surely visit every corner of this beautiful planet.

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Let’s go back to the main topic. I am already missing a lot of fun this summer. Since I work full time, I don’t have so much time anymore to enjoy the festivals going around in Europe especially here in Germany. At the moment, some fairs are going on in the nearby towns and cities. Read more… »

This is the perfect time of the year to travel in Europe. If you love to see and witness any festivals, there are a lot going on at the moment. Whether you are going to Germany, England, Belgium, Austria, France and other cities and countries in Europe, you can always experience any festivities going around.

These summer festivals are quite great choices;

1. Tomorrowland in Belgium
2. Glastonbury Festival in England
3. Sziget Festival in Hungary
4. Colours of Ostrava in Czech Republic and a lot more Read more… »

For some fun and entertainment, it is a must to go out with family and friends going to a festival like the one we are having in the area right now. Today is Friday so after work, I have to go grocery shopping and ran some errands. I also went to the doctor and after everything were finished, I decided to drive back home. In one of the grocery stores where I always go for shopping, I met a friend who invited me to go with her in the “volksfest”, a German word for people’s fair or festival. Read more… »

Hello April! Hello spring season! I have to admit  spring  is one of my favorite times  of the year. When the weather gets nice and the first spring flowers started to blossom in my backyard, aren’t these fantastic? Yes, there are indeed some flowers  that are growing in the  garden right now. Tulips, hyacinths, daffodils and more are currently blooming!

This is also the sign that the spring festival is slowly starting in many parts of the world  especially in Europe.  There is a spring festivals going on in some cities in our area.  I can’t wait to visit such festivities so soon. It has been a long time since I was not there.  This is the fault of my full time job that keeps me busy. lol! Read more… »

Hello September! Hello folks! What’s up? I hope you are having a wonderful time during this month. I am doing good so far and I do not want to complain about life as it is still beautiful inspite of many trials and hardships. There are more things to be thankful of than things to complain. One of it is the blessing to wake-up everyday. More on that, there are a lot of things to deviate ourselves to make us happy and one of it is the Oktoberfest that is going on right now in Munich, Bavaria’s capital city in Germany.

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One of the beer tents at the Okotberfest held in Theresienwiese in Munich, Germany.

If you are in Germany currently, why not experience the world’s largest fair and Bavarian’s culture and most famous festival. Through this fair, you can taste local delicacies, the best beers in Germany, experience carnival rides, fun and entertainments are waiting for you especially the live bands that perform in every beer tents.  Read more… »

Summer time is almost here! I am so glad that the weather is getting friendlier the past days. No more sub-zero temperature in our area and most of the times, I can already wear t’shirts outside  whether  I go for  walk or  do some gardening.  I simply love spring and summer  too!

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Participants and musicians during the parade  at the  Samba Festival in Coburg during our visit last year.

Summer time also means festival time especially in Germany. If you happen to witness the Samba festival in Coburg, you will surely have fun. This Bavarian city is referred to as “Europe’s Capital of Samba.” In 2014, the Festival was pleased to be awarded the title “Best Samba event outside Brazil”, from the Edison Carneiro Prize. Read more… »

Happy Easter! I hope you did had a wonderful and peaceful celebration of this season. As for me, it is quite okey. I visited some families during the weekend and last night, I was also invited for a dinner. I did not know that it was my friend’s husband’s birthday. It was quite a lovely evening seeing friends again. The weather was not really friendly because we are having a four-seasons weather since last week until today. Bu then, everything is fine!

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I love these live performers in our hotel in Lisdoonvarna, Ireland. They are quite in the age but still, they performed great Irish folks songs that night. Cool performance indeed!

Let me share a bit about my travel in Ireland last 2013. One of the places we visited was in Lisdoonvarna. It is
a spa town  in County Clare in Ireland. The town is famous for its music and festivals. One of  its famous festivals is the so-called “Matchmaking festival” held every September.   I visited the place in winter 2013,  so sorry for me, I have not witness this celebration. Read more… »

Fasching in Germany, known as carnival is a festivity that occurs before Lent season. It is not only celebrated in Germany but also in other parts of the globe. For example the famous carnival in Rio de Janiero or the Rio Carnival, is considered to be one of the biggest shows on earth. The the festival attracts millions of tourists, both Brazilians and foreigners who come from everywhere to participate and enjoy the great show.

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Fasching or Carnival in Hemau last 2012.

In Germany, carnival week begins on the Thursday before Ash Wednesday with parades being held during the weekend and finishes on Ash Wednesday, with the main festivities occurring around Rosenmontag (Rose Monday). This time is also called the “Fifth Season.” Shrove Tuesday is celebrated in certain cities. Read more… »

There are many festivals you can experience in Germany.  Whatever time  and season it is  of  the year, festivities are all year round.   I miss this interesting festival known as Tillyfest. It is celebrated annually in Breitenbrunn every month of September. My last visit in Tillyfest was in 2010. I should be going there last year but it was a conflict with my other appointment.

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Musicians playing drums and trumpets at the Tillyfest in Breitenbrunn. This  is a municipality in the district of Neumarkt in Bavaria, Germany.

This is so far the biggest festival in this town. It is visited by locals and tourists. Americans who live and work in the US Army  Training Area in Hohenfels are also visiting it.    Tillyfest is actually a historic festival in commemoration of Johann Tserclaes von Tilly during the Thirty Years’ War in 1618-1648. Read more… »

 

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Traveling has always been her passion. Ruby wants to share her travels, adventures and personal experiences in Europe and maybe from around the world. The reason why Europe Travel Pad was created. Discover Europe virtually through this blog and travel with her as the journey goes on.

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