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Styrian Customs

Customs create a sense of community and often appear as transitional rites between seasons. The seasons have always been important parts of the year, which were welcomed or bid farewell with festivals and customs.

In the spring, the arrival of the warm season is celebrated at Easter, the Pentecost or setting up the maypole. Summer is rich in tradition, such as the Samson-carrying, and in the autumn people give thanks for the rich harvest. During harvest festivals, the products from the region are focused on and shown during parades. With the winter, when the cool days arrive, the Advent and Christmas season arrive, but the new year and carnival customs also have a season.

In addition to these old customs, there are young customs, such as the daffodil festival, which has a short tradition and already enjoys great popularity.