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Traditions and festivals


FESTIVALS IN THE BASQUE COUNTRY:

The  traditional sports are related to two main historical occupations: the fisherman and the farmer.

The boat race (Estropadak):

It is a sport which is practiced in all the Basque Country. The most important race is Concha’s flag  in San Sebastian. It’s done the first and the second Sunday of each year

San Sebastian:

International Film Festival:

Every September, a film festival is celebrated in San Sebastian. It is very important worldwide and the first time people celebrated was in 1953. Celebrities such as Woody Allen,Audrey Hepburn, Elisabeth Taylor, Al Pacino, Steven Spielberg, Anthony Hopkins, Robert De Niro and so on. 

Drums parade:

It's celebrated every year on the 20th January and it's known like San Sebastian's day. People play drums through all the streets to commemorate the Independence War in 1813.
 

FESTIVALS IN FRYSLÂN:

Waldrock:

Wâldrock is a musicfestival in Fryslân. Every year 8.000 to 10.000 people visit this music festival in Burgum.

Sneekweek:

The Sneekweek is an annual sailing event organized by the Royal Association Watersports Sneek. During this week there every day regattas in various categories.  Also there are various festive activities organized in Sneek, like a fairground and a General Review.

Franeker Balverkaatsdag:

The most important match is the PC game (referred to by the since-2003-Royal Standing Committee of Franeker Balverkaatsdag) that this contest annually since 1853  organizes at Franeker. The Franeker Balverkaatsdag itself is much older and probably the oldest regular sports world. And then there's the Mistress Party Wommels is the most important reflection of party boys 14 to 16 years.  You can only win a watch at the PC.People play for the honor and not for the price.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last modified: 2010-03-08 11:54 by Annelies Luinstra