Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur -
Tisdag 7 November, 2017
kultur : Http://www.kurzfilmtage.ch in Winterthur 2016 edition confirmed
Turnip lantern procession -
Söndag 11 November, 2018
kultur : Children hollow out turnips and carve them into lanterns, later putting candles in them and carrying them through the dark streets to the sound of musical accompaniment. The procession often finishes with a drink or some hot food. The custom is organised by sport and community associations, residents' associations, church groups, schools and kindergartens.
Jullov (början) -
Fredag 22 December, 2017
Måndag 25 December, 2017
Katolska och protestantiska : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day
Sankt Stefans dag -
Tisdag 26 December, 2017
Katolska och protestantiska : Christian remembrance of St Stephen, the first Christian martyr.