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Via Crucis (Helsinki) 2018
Where: Helsinki, Finland
When:  Friday, March 30, 2018 - Sunday, April 1, 2018
Via Crucis (The Way of the Cross) is held in Helsinki, the capital of Finland, every year on Easter. This theatrical parade is a symbol of Jesus agony on his way to the crucifixion. The parade is a sort of street theater, with the participation of more than hundred professional and amateur actors playing the agony march. The event starts in Kaisaniemi Park, moving to the House of the Estates and then to the Senate Square. The play starts 9pm.
Good Friday Procession in Rome 2018
Where: Roma, Italy
When:  Friday, March 30, 2018 - Friday, March 30, 2018
Once a year, Rome holds a unique impressive parade, with the participation of the POP.   The parade which takes place on Good Friday (the Friday before Easter), attracts thousands of people from all over the world.   The traditional procession is accompanied by thousands of believers who light its way with torches.   The parade stops 14 times on its way, to present the crucified march of Jesus from his death sentence to his burial.   The POP, carrying a wooden cross, holds a ceremony of short pray in every...(read more)
Good Friday processions in Malta 2018
Where: Valletta, Malta
When:  Friday, March 30, 2018 - Friday, March 30, 2018
Once a year, on "Good Friday", Malta holds impressive sad processions like many other Christian countries. The most impressive one is the procession which takes place in Valletta, the capital of Malta.   In this day, all restaurants, coffee houses and entertainment places are closed.   The “Good Friday” parades in Malta’s towns and villages are serious and gloomy, they express Jesus walk to his crucifixion. Glorious statues of Jesus are carried in the processions.   Among the...(read more)
Naval Port Festival (Jinhae Gunhang) 2018
Where: Jinhae , South Korea
When:  Sunday, April 1, 2018 - Tuesday, April 10, 2018
The Naval Port Festival in Jinhae, located in South Gyeongsang Province, is held once a year when the cherry blossoms reach its climax, in March - April (different dates).   The celebrators indicate the patriotism of the Korean navy admiral Lee Sun-Shin. The festival is held since 1963, and since, it turned to be one of the outstanding spring's events of the city. Naval Port Festival events attract, yearly, more than million locals and tourists who enjoy the beauty of the cherry blossom as well as the various culture and...(read more)
Easter Sunday in Malta 2018
Where: Valletta, Malta
When:  Sunday, April 1, 2018 - Sunday, April 1, 2018
Easter Sunday marks Christ risen from Dead. It is an important Christian holiday in Malta. Religious processions were statues of Jesus who rised from the dead are carried. In addition to the adults who march with religious motives, Malta’s children carry Figolla, the traditional Easter pastry.   Figolla supposed to get the statue blessing and forward it to the children. The holiday joy in Malta combines the religious Easter with the folklore joy about the end of the winter and the start of spring.   Malta - Online...(read more)
Explosion of the Cart 2016 - Scoppio del Carro 2018
Where: Florence, Italy
When:  Sunday, April 1, 2018 - Sunday, April 1, 2018
The Explosion of the Cart parade (in Italian Scoppio del Carro) is held, in Florence, every year on the Easter Sunday. This is a traditional folklore event in which the city residents set on fire pyrotechnic staff. Fireworks and detonators are carried in an ancient wagon of more than 500 years.   The wagon that is 10 meters high is dragged by a white bull decorated with flowers. The wagon moves through the city streets in a course that starts in Porta al Prato and ends in Piazza del Duomo.   The wagon is accompanied by a...(read more)
Kanamara Matsuri 2018 (かなまら祭) - Festival of the Steel Phallus
Where: Kawasaki, Japan
When:  Sunday, April 1, 2018 - Sunday, April 1, 2018
The male steel organ festival, Kanamara Matsuri, is held since 1969 every spring in the Kanayama shrine in the city of Kawasaki in Japan.   With all the strangeness and irony of this, according to the tradition of the local Shinto religion, the masculine penis is the main theme of the festival.   An ancient legend tells us that a demon with sharp teeth fell in love with a young woman and hid in her vagina.  On her wedding night the demon bit her husband's sex organ. The woman who was sorry for her husband asked...(read more)
Wangin Culture Festival 2018
Where: Yeongam, South Korea
When:  Thursday, April 5, 2018 - Sunday, April 8, 2018
Wangin Culture Festival is held, yearly, in April in honor of the distinguished Dr Wangin who concentrate on tightening the political and culture connections between Korea and Japan. One of the events of the festival is a great parade where more than two thousands marchers wear cloths that imitate the cloths that Dr. Wangin and his people wore in Japan. The fiesta is held in the cherry blossoming season, which adds unique beauty to the festive atmosphere.
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