Festivals

The Vaxholm Boys' Choir prepare to follow Sara Ringkrans at the start of the procession in the Nave of York Minster as part of the Sankta Lucia Festival.  The Sankta Lucia Festival of Light is an atmospheric, candlelit procession and carol service based on the Swedish Lucia celebration, a powerful symbol and celebration of light. This year it is the first time the service has been held at York Minster in partnership with York Anglo Scandinavian Society.

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The Vaxholm Boys’ Choir follows Sara Ringkrans into the Nave of York Minster as part of the Sankta Lucia Festival of Light, a candlelit procession and carol service based on the Swedish Lucia celebration. The festival marks the feast of St Lucy, a young Sicilian girl who died a martyr in the early fourth century. The service is a first for York Minster and is held in partnership with York Anglo-Scandinavian Society.

An Indian artist makes effigies of the antagonists in the Hindu epic Ramayana, Ravana, Meghnath and Kumbhkaran in preparation for the upcoming Dussehra festival in Jammu, India. The effigies of will be burned at the end of the festival marking the victory of good over evil.

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An Indian artist makes effigies of the antagonists in the Hindu epic Ramayana, Ravana, Meghnath and Kumbhkaran in preparation for the upcoming Dussehra festival in Jammu, India. The effigies will be burned at the end of the festival, marking the victory of good over evil.

An artist prepares an idol at a workshop ahead of the Durga Puja festival in New Delhi, India. The five-day Durga Puja festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga to mark the triumph of good over evil, begins on the 10th October.

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An artist prepares an idol at a workshop ahead of the Durga Puja festival in New Delhi, India. The five-day Durga Puja festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga to mark the triumph of good over evil, begins on October 10.

An artisan works on clay idols of Hindu God Vishwakarma ahead of the Vishwakarma festival in the eastern Indian city Bhubaneswar, India.

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An artisan works on clay idols of Hindu god Vishwakarma ahead of the festival named after the god in the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar.

Charles Montoya and Chantal LaRue of 'She Dances With Fait' pose at the Edinburgh Fringe.

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Charles Montoya and Chantal LaRue of ‘She Dances With Fait’ pose at the Edinburgh Fringe.