European Heritage Days: Five inspiring traditions

Armenian Kochari dance
Armenian Kochari dance, Armenia Image: Alik Admin (Youtube)

In around thirty years, the European Heritage Days (EHD) have grown from local one-day events, to a Europe-wide collection of ‘mini-festivals’. In those years the events has inspired numerous local traditions. On the website of the EHD you can now find a selection of the most exciting local traditions that enable citizens to explore their heritage every year.

Deeply rooted in local traditions, ancient histories or old customs, these events are highly anticipated by citizens every year. Even as the EHD common theme changes every year, they remain relevant to both new and old visitors.

European Heritage Days 
The European Heritage Days involves all 50 signatory states of the European Cultural Convention under the motto, Europe: a common heritage. The annual programme offers opportunities to visit buildings, monuments and sites, many of which are not normally accessible to the public. It aims to widen access and foster care for architectural and environmental heritage.

Read more at European Heritage Days.

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