20 May 2017

Traditional Festivals on Postcards

Tor this week's theme on Postcards for the Weekend, I chose three colourful postcards received ages ago, through Postcrossing.

First Nations dance
(Canada)
I don't have any information about this dance (neither has The Postal Picture, who happened to choose the same very postcard!).


"Fulehung" Ausschiesset, Thun
(Switzerland)
Every year, on the last Monday in September, the people of Thun celebrate their folk festival and remember the fool who's name was Fulehung. The story of Fulehung goes back to the time of the Burgundian Wars in 1476, in which the soldier of Thun received high honors. The court jester of Charles the Bold mocked the Bernese and the soldiers of Thun, calling the latter lazy. But when the soldiers caught him during the battle, they brought him to Thun and punished him. During the annual Anschiesset festival, the person wearing the mask is teased on his way from the castle to the town hall.


Sandugo Festival
(Philippines)
The Sandugo Festival is an annual historical celebration that takes place every year in Tagbilaran City on the island of Bohol in the Philippines. This festival commemorates the Treaty of Friendship between Datu Sikatuna, a chieftain in Bohol, and Spanish conquistador Miguel López de Legazpi. This 16th-century peace treaty occurred on March 16, 1565 through a blood compact or sandugo.

8 comments:

  1. The festivals that are centuries old are fascinating.

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    1. These are all amazing, sure.

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  2. Oh wow, I realized I totally missed to check my Philippine postcards album when I selected postcards for this weekend's theme! I don't have a Sandugo postcard but it reminded me that I have the Sinulog - Sto Nino Festival from Cebu, an island often visited along with Tagbilaran, Bohol where Sinulog festival is celebrated.

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    1. :D I supposed that you had this one!

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  3. The first nations card must be very popular choice to send Eva because I discovered when I decided to use mine I had received two in the past.

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  4. So interesting and colourful traditions!

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Thank you for coming. All your comments make me extremely happy.