Chimney Sweep Festival in Pure Rochester

If you hap­pen to be in May in Eng­land, be sure to plan your trip so that you get to the Rochester Chim­ney Sweep Fes­ti­val. As expect­ed, in Britain they not only hon­or tra­di­tions, but also organ­i­cal­ly fit them into mod­ern life. The pro­fes­sion of a chim­ney sweep has not yet become obso­lete, it has sim­ply changed some­what tech­ni­cal­ly, how­ev­er, at the fes­ti­val in Rochester you can meet char­ac­ters known to us from chil­dren’s books.

Yes, yes, those very thin grub­by heroes in the same top hat and with a spe­cial brush for chim­neys in their hands. To meet a chim­ney sweep is good luck, says the folk omen. This year, May 4 to 6 in Rochester, luck will be wait­ing for you at every turn. May 1 is tra­di­tion­al­ly ded­i­cat­ed to a char­ac­ter named Jack-in-the-Green, who will also appear in the car­ni­val pro­ces­sion, led by Milord and closed by Mila­dy, which will take place on May 6.

In 2013, the Rochester Chim­ney Sweep Fes­ti­val will be held for the 33rd time. The pro­gram of the hol­i­day includes per­for­mances by folk­lore and eth­nic groups, as well as the­atri­cal per­for­mances.

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Oktoberfest. Beer Festival in pictures