European Festivals 2018

I had the wonderful opportunity last year to travel across Europe to document 3 of the 9 festivals published in this year’s  New York Times feature; ‘Celebrate 9 European Festivals worth travelling for’.  

The Jasmine Festival in Grasse, France, The Wedding Festival in Galicnik, Macedonia and The International Truffle Festival in Alba, Italy.

Here are some of my favourite pics from each festival and a link to view the online article at NYT.

Definitely worth planning a trip to experience at least one of these!

Susan Wright Photographer - European Festivals NYTimes

 

 

Macedonia wedding festival Susan Wright Photographer

The wedding ceremony in the Ss Petar and Pavle church, Galichnik Wedding Festival, Macedonia

Saturday evening, the groom leads a procession with torches from the groom’s house to the brides’ house, Galichnik Wedding Festival, Macedonia

Sunday morning when the bride is ready, the procession led by the standard bearer, followed by the bride and the horses carrying the dowry chests, on the way to the wedding ceremony, Galichnik Wedding Festival, Macedonia

Street performers in the historic centre of Grasse, during the Jasmine Festival, France

Grasse Jasmine Festival - Susan Wright Photographer

Parade and distribution of flowers, in the streets of Grasse for the Jasmine Festival, France

Grasse Jasmine Festival - Susan Wright Photographer

Jasmine Festival, Grasse – during the festival, daily harvest of the jasmine flowers, in Grasse, France

Alba Truffle Festival - Susan Wright Photographer

International White Truffle Fair, Alba, Piemonte – landscape scene of Le Langhe district during the autumn white truffle season, Italy

Alba Truffle Festival - Susan Wright Photographer

International White Truffle Fair, Alba, Piemonte – in the pavilion, judges assess the quality and price of the white truffles

Alba Truffle Festival - Susan Wright Photographer

International White Truffle Fair, Alba, Piemonte – local truffle hunter Gianni Monchiero and his dog Lila, hunting for white truffles in the forests around Alba in the Le Langhe district of Piedmont, Italy

 

Photos copyright  © Susan Wright

Editorial, travel, lifestyle and portrait photographer, based in Rome, Italy

 

 

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