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!
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
Parade and distribution of flowers, in the streets of Grasse for the Jasmine Festival, France
Jasmine Festival, Grasse – during the festival, daily harvest of the jasmine flowers, in Grasse, France
International White Truffle Fair, Alba, Piemonte – landscape scene of Le Langhe district during the autumn white truffle season, Italy
International White Truffle Fair, Alba, Piemonte – in the pavilion, judges assess the quality and price of the white truffles
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