Festival Theme

Dressed up performers.

Each year we share a theme for the festival that shapes the decorations, illuminations and activities.

The theme for 2023 is:


Connections to people and place.

Connections to each other and our region.

The concept of universal connection: 

Nothing in the world stands by itself. Every object is a link in an endless chain and is thus connected with all the other links. And this chain of the universe has never been broken; it unites all objects and processes in a single whole and thus has a universal character. We cannot move so much as our little finger without “disturbing” the whole universe. The life of the universe, its history lies in an infinite web of connections.

Previous festival themes include: