Information in English
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Joensuu Herättäjäjuhlat 2022 Contact Information
- Kati Nissi, secretary general, 050 552 11 24, **@**
- Petri Karttunen, committee spokesman, 045 189 34 40, **@**
Welcome to herättäjäjuhlat religious festival!
The herättäjäjuhlat Festival is one of the largest spiritual summer festival inside the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland. It is always held in a different place. The organizers are Herättäjä-Yhdistys Association and the local parish as a partner locality / city. Please find more about the Finnish religious movement Awakening. You can also visit our web shop.
Regardless of the weather, the festivities are celebrated under the sky, on the festival field. The arrangements are mainly carried out with the help of volunteers, and a total of about 1,500 helpers are needed.
The basic body of the program is seurat aka conventicles, a kind of prayer-meeting. The seurat, which last about an hour, alternate between short speeches and hymns sung unaccompanied by a hymn book called The Hymns of Zion. (Some of them have been translated in English, see here.) In addition to the seurat, the festival has an additional program for children and young people, as well as e.g. various meetings, concerts, etc.
Weather forecast for the weekend predict hot and sunny days. The organizers remind of drinking water frequently enough. Lue lisää
Volunteers are welcome to herättäjäjuhlat. There are plenty of tasks, for example in catering, accommodation and construction. Lue lisää
You can find many interesting places and activities besides the festival!