WELCOME TO FCRE
AND THE JOURNAL OF FESTIVAL CULTURE
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS
We are a non-funded voluntary-led network that supports learning, teaching, and inquiry in culture, including rituals, ceremonies, rites, religious gatherings, music, community, cultural, and sport events, fetes, etc. Get involved and be a part of a growing community of scholars in this diverse and interdisciplinary field. Visit our brand-new journal.
Filmed at the Luton International Carnival 2022
"The Edinburgh Festival is thought to be the world’s largest arts festival" and sold 1.9 million tickets in 2013 (UNESCO, 2015).
There are many festivals in major European countries, with France coming out on top with 1,000 (UNESCO, 2015).
'March of the Mokos' shared by Dr. Kim Johnson, Former Director of the Carnival Institute of Trinidad & Tobago.
Number of Performers
The Smithsonian Folklife Festival, usually a two-week event has attracted 23,000 musicians during its time (UNESCO, 2015).
In New Zealand "there was a net economic benefit to the country of US$32 million, in contrast to the US$143 million benefit claimed by event organizers” (UNESCO, 2015).
We are working towards publishing peer-reviewed journals with an academic publisher. The start date for the journal will likely be late 2022. See our call for reviewers and get in touch and become involved in this exciting opportunity.
"Festivals celebrate community values, ideologies, identity and continuity. Perhaps more reflective
of the modern approach to naming events as festivals, Getz (2005 p.21), defined them as “themed, public celebrations”. Pieper (1965) believed only religious rituals and celebrations could be called festivals. Numerous forms and themes of festival are possible, and the term festival is often misapplied and commercialised. No widely acceptable typology has emerged" (Getz, 2010).
Below is a display of a growing list of global festive and celebratory events click the links to find out more!