Tag Archives: Festival

Among Stars and Fire – Mėnuo Juodaragis Festival in Lithuania

Text and images: Maria Fernanda Stinghen Gottardi Magic, symbolic, idyllic and inspiring. Those are the words that come to mind when I remember my experience at the festival Mėnuo Juodaragis (MJR) XVII, in Lithuania, a  mosaic of Baltic culture where old and new traditions meet. From bonfires to jewellery, from sculptures and ceramics to a childeren’s […]

Positivus 2013 – Three Days of Peace and Music

by Paolo Sorbello Salacgrīvā, Latvia is a small town on the Baltic Sea shoreline that offers nothing special throughout the year. It’s too far from both Riga and Tallinn to make for a summer retreat. However, for the past seven years, every July, it becomes the venue of the famous Positivus festival, attracting tens of […]

Eyewitness: A Polish Easter

Despite big inroads from ‘Coca-Cola Christmas’, Easter remains the most important and most celebrated religious holiday in the still strongly Catholic Poland.

Jewish Cultural Revival in Poland: A New Remedy to Poland’s ‘Phantom Pain’? *

by Marta Łomża Singer’s Warsaw is great fun. The one street that survived the two wartime uprisings and the post-war demolitions is dressed in posters and fairy lights, its normally empty ground floors turned into shops, lecture spaces and coffee shops. It is hard to make one’s way through the thick crowd. There is a dance workshop and […]

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