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Harvest festival in Austria

14. October 2015

Traditional celebration in Austria

The harvest festival is an annual celebration in Austria and is traditionally held after the main harvest, often on the first Sunday of October. The celebrations on this day usually include singing, praying, and decorating churches with baskets of food and fruit. Furthermore, often a harvest crown is weaved and carried through the village during a religious procession. 

The main grounds for this festival are to thank god for the harvest and to express your gratitude for the successful harvest. Harvest festivals are popular in many countries. Given the differences in climate and crops around the world, harvest festivals can be found at various times at different places.

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