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Old Aug 27 2017, 02:34 PM
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Default Farm #21 ... "May Pole Celebration"

Upon reading the theme of this months Contest of a celebration ... I immediately thought about the celebrating of the May Pole.
Maypole dancing is a ceremonial folk dance performed in May around a tall pole garlanded with greenery or flowers. This celebrated usually marks the beginning of spring to ensure a fruitful planting season. ... dancers would sometimes hold high strings of flowers and then danced around the May Pole as seen in this design ... as an avid gardener I found this celebration delightful.

Old Aug 27 2017, 05:15 PM
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Festival MORESKA – a traditional sword dance

The town of Korcula is well known for MORESKA – a traditional sword dance and drama that was common through the Mediterranean in 12th and 13th century, reaching Korcula in 16th century from Italy and Dubrovnik.

The dance originated in Spain is associated to the conflict between Moors and Christians. In Dalmatia its popularity was almost certainly linked with the struggles against Ottoman Empire, above all with the victory over a Battle of Lepanto, the first major Ottoman defeat by the Christian powers, which ended the myth of Ottoman naval invincibility. Through the centuries Moreska vanished from the Mediterranean and nowadays is only to be find in Korcula, where it is performed for over 400 yrs.

Briefly, the dance follows the story of the conflict between the Red King (locally called “White”) versus Black King and their soldiers, as Bula – the Red King’s fiancée is captured by Black army. Following the dialogues between Kings, the romantic and ritualized sword battle starts, and is performed in seven circles representing seven different dances with swords. Finally Black King is conquered and Bula happily returns into arms of her bellowed Red King.


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Old Aug 28 2017, 06:06 PM
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Default Vidalia Onion Festival

Vidalia Onion Festival (Georgia, U.S.A.)

This is Yumion, mascot of the festival which is held each April. Only thirteen full counties, and seven partial counties in Georgia can grow the sweet onions under the Vidalia Sweet Onion trademark.

Link to farm: http://apps.facebook.com/farmtown/pl...453&farm_ix=23

Old Aug 30 2017, 01:17 AM
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Default Brisbane ekka 140 years

Here is my farm 14 of the Brisbane ekka that come around in August. It has baby animals, art, cakes, show bags, rides, fruit and flowers displayed. It where city meet country. and night show with wood chopping sheep dogs demo horse riding and fire works.
People wear jeans or shorts today but they had people dress up in the fashion of when it started. 140 years ago


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Old Aug 30 2017, 11:57 PM
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farm link http://apps.facebook.com/farmtown/pl...1833&farm_ix=3

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Old Aug 31 2017, 01:26 PM
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Default farm photo fixed

Farm #11 Our County Fair

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Old Aug 31 2017, 07:01 PM
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Hi all

I am now closing our August contest for "Festivals". Thank you all for sharing such amazing farms. Please be patient while we judge these entries, results will be posted as soon as we are able.

Good luck to all of you!!

This is the link to our September competition:




Granjera desde el 29 de Julio 2009

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