For those of you who are not familiar with the occasion, St. Philip’s Night, or “Philippinacht” is one of the more interesting traditions in Europe. It occurs the night of April 30 in Austria in celebration of the apostle Philip, the patron saint of order. That night, the young men of the villages stroll along the streets picking up anything and everything considered to be not be kept properly or untidy and brings them to a collection point usually formed by the nearest church.
Tag Archives: Austria Festivals
July 18, 2011
Easily the most important annual film festival in Austria, and arguably one of the most significant of its kind anywhere in the world, the Vienna International Film Festival, otherwise known as the Viennale, is a worthwhile reason to visit the Imperial City all on its own.