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26 June 2011 No Comment
Bastille day parade

(Photo credit: Marie-Lan Nguyen / Wikimedia Commons)

Bastille Day – Paris, France. (14 July 2011).
Join Parisians  – and the rest of the country as they celebrate France’s most important national holiday in style. Highlights include a military parade (pictured above) and spectacular fireworks display.

Georgetown Festival – Penang, Malaysia. (1-31 July 2011).
Celebrating the anniversary of Georgetown’s UNESCO World Heritage status, the Georgetown festival brings together an elite selection of local and foreign artists. The month-long festival includes events centered on local jewellery and batik styles.

Hampton Court Flower Show – United Kingdom. (5-10 July 2011).
Organized by the Royal Horticultural Society, this event is touted as ‘the world’s largest flower show’. Don’t miss the wide array of garden displays and floristry arts.

Jember Fashion Carnaval – East Java, Indonesia. (24 July 2011).
The little-known town of Jember pioneered ‘Rio style’ street carnivals in Indonesia. This year’s event will showcase the award-winning work of local fashion designer Dynand Fariz, which has drawn accolades from events in Taiwan and the Dominican Republic.

Marrakech Festival – Marrakech, Morocco. (29 June-3 July 2011).
This popular arts festival bring together some of the best of traditional folk performances from all over Morocco.

North Sea Jazz – Rotterdam, Netherlands. (8-10 July 2011).
Widely viewed as one of the foremost Jazz Festivals in Europe (if not the world), this year’s North Sea Jazz festival will feature big names such as legendary guitarist B.B. King, as well as this year’s Paul Acket Award winner Avre Henriksen.


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