SARAJEVO IRISH FESTIVAL – THE FALLOW YEAR
Are you experiencing major “Fear of Missing Out” at the events of this year’s Sarajevo Irish Festival?
Wondering why a schedule of events has not been posted?
Well, unless you were eager to show up to an empty theatre, cinema or other cultural event
for our traditional St. Patrick week celebration of Irish culture, food and craic, you will be disappointed.
The Sarajevo Irish Festival is taking a year off in 2020.
The festival has gone dark this year for a “fallow year”,
which allows us – and you – to gather our thoughts, ponder about the future
and as the Celtic Wheel would say,
to “open up the possibility of being in the world in a different more easeful and nourishing way”.
As I write, with the advance of the COVID 19 virus
and the cancellation of Saint Patrick’s Day events across the world,
though not prescient it does seem we choose an opportune year to take a break.
Take care out there and lá Fhéile Pádraig sona duit!
Garret Kelly, festival director