Saturday, May 20, 2017

Postcards for the Weekend: Traditional Festivals

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Postcrossing card from Brasil, 2013 (BR-27063)
São Paolo – Carnaval – Sambódromo

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Postcrossing card from Taiwan, 2013 (TW-1047478)
Night Market

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Postcrossing card from Lithuania, 2015 (LT-439757)
Lithuanian folk dance with hats

Borås Summer Thursday
This card is one that I have sent to a few people in Postcrossing. It shows a summer evening concert in the main square in my own town. Thursday nights in the month of July = free public concerts in the square. The surrounding stores also keep open late on those nights. The main attraction, starting after the shops close, is usually some fairly well-known band or singer (preceded by opening acts by promising local talents). I have rarely attended these “late night” events myself. But in general they are popular with a lot of people.

Postcards for the Weekend

Postcards for the weekend 38 – Traditional festival

6 comments:

  1. That's quite a crowd at the Boras concert!

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  2. I wouldn't mind to receive that postcard from the concert! Actually, all these postcards are very nice. I like the theme, because people in festivals have a great time, so they appear always happy on the pictures :)

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  3. Are the Thursday night festivals during July also taking place when it rains? I imagine they are very popular in general, what with there being long hours of daylight in Sweden that time of year.

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  4. they have night shows here to and i am glad i don't live close enough to hear it when they do since we go to bed so early

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  5. I've always been very curious about the Brazilian carnival.I always imagine this to be as animated and colorful as it is shown in the animated film, Rio.

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  6. A postcard weekend, I love it!! My favorite is the first one, it is wonderful. How I would love to go to Boras on a Thursday evening! Browse through the shops a bit and listen to the band. That is a lot of people! What is your population anyway? I always thought of Boras as rather a sleepy little town, but now I am thinking, especially with all the art, that it is much larger. Our population is between 20,000 and 30,000.

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