Wednesday, February 24, 2016
As usual, I am trying to put together a list of as many as possible of the numerous Jewish festivals -- culture, film, dance, etc -- that take place each year around Europe. Please help me by sending me information!
The big culture festivals and other smaller events make good destinations around which to center a trip. Some, like the annual Festival of Jewish Culture in Krakow, are huge events lasting a week or more, which draw thousands of people and offer scores or sometimes hundreds of performances, lectures, concerts, exhibits and the like. Other festivals are much less ambitious. Some are primarily workshops but also feature concerts. Many of the same artists perform at more than one festival.
The list will be growing and growing -- and again, I ask my readers to please send me information and links to upcoming events. Thanks!
ALL OVER EUROPE
September 4 -- many countries -- European Day of Jewish Culture (theme this year: Jewish languages)
July 7-10 -- Boskovice -- 24th Festival for the Jewish Quarter
August 1-6 -- Trebic -- Samajim Festival
September 19-27 -- Olomouc -- Days of Jewish Culture
May 31-June 6 -- Copenhagen -- Jewish Culture Festival
February 25-28 -- Fürth -- Jewish Film Days
March 4-13 -- Fürth -- International Klezmer Festival
July 9-August 12 -- Weimar -- Yiddish Summer Weimar
August 15-19 -- London -- Klezfest
March 14-18 -- Trani (various venues)-- Lech Lecha festival
June 16-19 -- Oswiecim -- Oswiecim Life Festival
June 29-July 2 -- Kosice -- Mazal Tov festival
March 5-6 -- Besalu -- Ciudad Judia
June 8-June 13 -- Cordoba -- International Festival of Sephardic Music