Celebrations in Europe

Seasonal traditions and customs

Folk school children at carnival, Falbygdens museum Public Domain

Celebrations, traditions and customs are part of our common cultural heritage in Europe. They unite us across borders, structuring our seasons and lives, often reflectingthemes relating to identity, religion and nature.

Explore a variety of customs and traditions across Europe in this exhibition. We invite you to read stories brought together from people across Europe, and discover objects from cultural heritage institutions and people in Europe and beyond.

Perhaps some of these occasions will be new to you, or maybe you will recognise some celebrations? We hope you'll see that together we share many traditions that connect us.