Festivals in Austria

Festivals – this action whose main objective is the preservation of the national memory about events or customs relating to the history of a country. Usually it is a holiday, which allows to understand better the spirit of the people and becomes, usually, one of the brightest events in the journey. And most importantly, this holiday is real. I always, preparing for the trip, try to find out whether there are such festivals.

• The days of Haydn (early March),

• The days of sacred music (early March – mid April),

• Vienna festival (may – June),

• Vienna music summer (mid June – mid September),

• International musical youth festival (July),

• festival Spectaculum (July),

• Schubert (November),

• operetta festival in Baden (end of June – mid September).

• National day of the Republic of Austria is celebrated in Austria on October 26.Traditionally the most important celebrations on this day take place in Vienna, on Heroes ‘ square – the very place, where he was declared perpetual neutrality.

• Christmas magic: mid November – 24 December: pre-Christmas mood in city Hall Park

• New year’s eve trail: December 31: New year in the Old town will meet with a variety of music and entertainment

• Vienna Ice dream: from mid-January to early March. Giant ice field in front of city Hall beckons skaters

• The Opera ball in February at the State Opera will be the most famous of the Viennese balls, the Opera.

In Innsbruck

• concerts in the Palace of Ambras (mid June to early August) and the festival of ancient music (second half of August).

• From late November to 28 December: from 11.00 to 20.00 – Christmas Bazaar (December 24, from 11.00 to 15.00, December 25: closed), every day around 17:40 in City tower brass music sounds

• From 1 to 23 December at 17.00 (24 December at 14: 00): “Advent calendar” with musical and literary performances of artists from Tyrol, December 24; “living manger” (a Christmas story)

• 31 December: Mountain New year. It is the largest new year show Western Austria. Live music in the Old town, fireworks and more

In Salzburg –

• Procession partow (mummers) in the district of Pongau (Altenmarkt, (6-8 January)). Involved in the process of “beautiful”, olitsetvorenie good party, in an unusual two-meter headdresses and “evil” party, dressed in skins and scary wooden masks and other characters Salzburg epic

• The Salzburg marionette theatre (all year round),

• Salzburg festival (end of July – end of August),

• Culture days in Salzburg (October),

• Pre-Christmas concerts (December) and music festivals Mozart.

• From late November to 15 December: Christmas carols in Salzburg,

• Famous performances at the Grand Palais des festivals from late January to early February

• The procession of glicerol (Salzburg, Thalgau, Strobl, St. Gilgen and the Salzkammergut, annually 3-6 January). “Leclere” is dressed in white men in huge headdresses, inside of which are candles. According to the legend, gaklery bring light to the streets of cities and villages.

• Mozart week (the last week of January),

• Easter festival,

• Salzburg festival on the Trinity,

• concerts in the fortress Hohensalzburg (Easter – end of October),

• concerts in the Palace of Mirabell (all year round),

• International days of Haydn (mid September), concertos by Haydn at the Esterhazy Palace (mid September – early October).

• From late November to 24 December: Christmas market in the Old town of Eisenstadt

In Graz –

• Steriade (June – July),

• the festival “Autumn in Styria” (end of September – end of October),

• concerts in the Palace Eggenberg (may – September)

• International Bruckner festival (mid September – early October),

• exhibition ARS electronica (mid September).

• From late November to 24 December: Christmas festivities, among other things Bazar (pastries), concerts, candle molding and much more.

• From late November to 22 December, the Christmas in Linz: exhibitions across the city (in showcases, cultural institutions, etc.

In Mörbisch lake festival (July-August, Saturdays and Sundays).

“Percentagem” (“carnival tramps”): every year on the Monday of carnival week around the city, there is a procession of beggars (“fetzen” by the name of old clothes). This tradition dates back to the time of the poor in the mass of the people was not expensive carnival Kostrov ( Ebensee ).

“Apersonalized”: every year on New year blows his long leather whips the demonstrators chased away the winter.

“Printersharing – carnival sequin” is held each year on Tuesday of carnival week. The youth, dressed in ornate sequined clothing, goes from house to house, says the wishes and treats children with sweets ( bad Aussee ).

Procession “Khammershmidtiell – March of the dogs-Yes”; each year on 5 December, the city hosts the Krampus (the evil companion of Saint Nicholas). During the procession resurrected the city’s history, from the grubbing of trees in the forest for the laying of the town to its heyday (St. Gallen, Marktplatz).

The carnival in Villach . the climax of the carnival in the South of Austria. Great masquerade procession.

Noisy procession “Paratpara”; from late December to early January (“bleak night”). Everyone’s attention every year attracts a wicked-looking party who in their wooden masks noisily through the villages. The most terrible party in Feistritz and Oberdrauburg.

“Sparkling Sunday”: One of the carnival celebrations: the burning of a wooden tower and stuffed with gunpowder figures of witches. So Sunday before Lent the sounds of wind instruments youth banishes the winter in all the towns and villages in Vorarlberg .

The procession fatties (small): annually in February on the streets of the cities of Tyrol is the so-called small procession “fatties”, which the participants marching in white shirts, stuffed with hay.

On “fatties” attacked “knights” who try to stain their clothes. It is believed that the more “fat” will remain in clean shirts, the richer the harvest. Every four years there is a great procession of “fatties”.

“Mullerlite” is an old carnival custom of the city of Eagles . during which masked men “treat sticks” to the gathered spectators.

Procession “Mulelao” comes originally from the procession “Hallertau” in the villages of the middle reaches of the river Inn. After the dance numbers performed folkloric figures “Titlerow”, “Shaglerov” and “Spielcasinos” – they are beautiful decorated with mirrors mask, viewers get the shocks of varying strength on the backs, which according to legend brings prosperity in every sense.

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