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1. Posted by xxvanille (Budding Member 16 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

I dont really know where to start, but I a junkie for random events and festivals.
I know there are the typical like Oktoberfest in Munich etc.
But there is also random ones like Waffle day in sweden on march 25.

now my question really becomes does you county have any events that seam so normal yet are different?
Also typical ones like the oktoberfest would be appreciated.

Thanx you in advance.

2. Posted by Sallyxx (Budding Member 42 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Here are some English ones that come to mind:

Chinese New Year - London (usually January/February)
Pancake Race - Olney (February/March)
St. Patrick's Day - London (March)
Oxford/Cambridge Boat Race - London (March/April)
Sweeps Festival - Rochester (May)
Gloucester Cheese Rolling - Gloucester (May/June)
Trooping the Colour - London (June)
Dickens Festival - Rochester (June)
Glastonbury Festival - Glastonbury (June)
Notting Hill Carnival - London (end of August)
Bestival - Isle of Wight (September)
West Country Illuminated Carnival (November)

3. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Sounds like a fun idea; could use a bunch of these to help build the events calendar which controls what shows on the home page as well!

4. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1385 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

or the famous festivals page in the wiki guide.

in my native country I would check the O.L.S.

5. Posted by allanb (Budding Member 3 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Anyone know about Greece in the spring?

6. Posted by Sallyxx (Budding Member 42 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

As regards Greece, carnival comes to mind. The best known carnivals are in Patras, Xanthi and Moschato (Athens). Then of course there's Easter, with celebrations throughout the country.

On the subject of carnivals, Lemesos in Cyprus, Cologne in Germany, Nice in France and Venice in Italy are also worth adding to the list.

[ Edit: Edited on 11-Oct-2010, at 09:49 by Sallyxx ]

7. Posted by JoyC (Full Member 99 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland; August 5-29 for 2011.

8. Posted by lucyloo4 (Budding Member 53 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

A really good website for finding events is...

http://www.whatsonwhen.com/sisp/index.htm

9. Posted by Fietslogie (Budding Member 7 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

And how about the Ghent Festivities?
Gentse Feesten Site
Gentse Feesten on Wikipedia

10. Posted by LonnieLin (Budding Member 4 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

The Sziget Festival (Budapest, August) is great! it's one of the biggest in Europe. ;)