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Top Worldwide Events for September 2016

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The 9th month of the year!

September comes from the latin world ''septem'' (seven), as was the 7th of 10 months on the oldest known Roman calendar . 

September is the start of the academic year in many countries in the Northerner Hemisphere and for the majority of students, its the end of the summer break.

Here are the...
Top 10 Worldwide Events - September 2016!
1. Floriade Canberra, Canberra, Australia

2. London Fashion Week, UK, London

3. Fes Festes de la Merce (Festival of the Virgin of Mercy), Barcelona, Spain

4. Grape Throwing Festival, Mallorca, Spain

5. Oktoberfest Beer Festival, Munich, Germany

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7. Regata Storica (The Historic Regatta), Venice

8. Horn Dance Festival, Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire, UK

9. Lantern Festival, China

Hermanus Whale Festival 2016, Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa

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Description The only eco-marine festival in South Africa, situated near Africa’s southernmost tip, Hermanus has a front-row view of the Cape Whale Route. During migrating season, people flock to the clifftops to glimpse the endangered southern right whale.

Given that it overlooks Walker Bay, into which 70 whales have squeezed, the town once took its blubber-related fortune for granted. In an attempt to formalize the clifftop viewing, it started its festival and introduced the Whale Crier. The world’s only such crier, his blasts on the kelp horn are coded to direct eager cetacean-spotters.

Where: Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa

When: Last week in September - 30th September 2016 - 2nd October 2016

More Information: Hermanus Whale Festival

Mid-Autumn Festival 2016, China, Asia

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Description This Festival is an opportunity to enjoy lots of sweet treats! Locals celebrate the transition of the seasons and is one of the most important events of the country. Along with the sweets, participants do fire-dragon dances, carry paper lanterns and hang them from towers.
The event is also called ''Moon Cake Festival'', because according to the myth, the Chinese Emperor should offer sacrifices to the sun in the spring and the moon in the autumn.
Where
All over China and in Chinatowns around the world!

When
2nd September 2016 - 30th September 2016

Information
You can find more information at http://chinatownfestivals.sg/

Horn Dance Festival 2016, Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire, UK

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Description
A unique cultural event, where dancers are obligated to wear horns!

This event takes place in a small village in the English Midlands. The first time it took place was back in August 1226 and today it remains to be one of the few cultural rural events that survived though the years. Ever since, this dance takes place every year and attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world.

Dancing typically starts at 8 o'clock in the morning and dancers have to walk about 10 miles around the village. This annual event attracts visitors from around the world to view this spectacular and unusual display. A visitor can see different exhibitions, buy handmade items and enjoy drinks in local pubs.

Where
Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire, UK

When
Monday 12th September in 2016

Information 
For more information visit Horn Dance

Berlin Music Festival, Berlin, Takes a Creative Break

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Berlin Festival Takes a Creative Break After a successful move from Tempelhof to Treptow and two successful editions on the Spree, the Berlin Festival is taking a creative break.Last recorded on PT:

Description
This Festival was established in 2009 and since then takes place every year. A combination of pop, rock and jazz along with several big names of music!

Berlin Music Festival attracts every year more than 20,000 people . What's more, it hosts music workshops so its several visitors can have access on interviews and discussions.

Some of the artists that are going to participate there are:
WoodkidHoderatEditorK.I.Z.DarksideWarpaintJessie Ware Where
Arena Park, Berlin, Germany

When
5th and 7th September 2014

Cost
Ticket fees are €79 and includes access to the Aftershow and can be bought from its official website.

Information
http://www.berlinfestival.de/en.html

Regata Storica (The Historic Regatta) 2016, Venice

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Description The rowing races of the Regata Storica take place on the Grand Canal commemorate the welcome given to Caterina Cornaro, wife of the King of Cyprus, in 1489 after she renounced her throne in favour of Venice. The most famous regatta out of 120-plus that take place in the watery city between April and September, the event begins with a parade of boats decorated in 16th-century style and powered by crews in period costume. At its head towers the Bucintoro, historically a galley for the doge (duke) and now an emblem of the city.
Aiming, perhaps, to liven things up in a state known as La Serenissima (the Most Serene Republic of Venice), locals first organised a rowing race in 1274. Out of the Regata Storica’s four races in different categories, the main event is the men’s caorline (broad, snub-nosed lagoon vessels) contest. The men need all their muscles to make these seaborne beasts surge ahead.

The races start in the Castello area and proceed west up the canal to the former …

Egremont Crab Fair 2016, Cumbria, England

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Description This Cumbrian traditional Festival is actually one of the world’s oldest fairs, first created in a charter signed by King Henry II in 1267. 
Over the centuries, the Festival featured a variety of once-popular sporting pursuits, such as cock-fighting and bull baiting. However, none have been stranger than the gurning competition!

Where
Egremont, Cumbria, England
When
The event traditionally takes place every 3rd Saturday in September
Darts competition and Disco takes place 9.9.16.

More Information: Crab Fair

Oktoberfest Beer Festival 2016, Munich, Germany

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Description
The 183rd Munich Oktoberfest and undoubtedly one of the worlds best Beer Festivals, which despite the name starts in September!

With no doubt, Germans know about Beer and how to celebrate it. This Festival starts in September and lasts until October. It's one of the biggest Beer Festivals worldwide and every year, more than 6 million visitors attend their to celebrate the most popular alcoholic drink of the world.

The first Beer Festival took place in Munich 1810 and ever since then, is running every year.

Where
Munich, Germany

When
From 17th September 2016 to 03rd October 2016 

Information
For more information about a detailed Oktoberfest guide, visit http://www.oktoberfest.de/en/

Grape Throwing Festival 2016, Mallorca, Spain

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Description  One of the most entertaining Festivals in Spain, which includes grape-stomping competitions and grape-throwing fights!
Its story is not very clear, but is believed to be one event in order to choose and collect the best grapes and get rid of the bad quality ones. Non stop fights, grape treading and tons of fun!

Where Binissalem, Mallorca, Spain
When Always the last weekend in September annually

More Information
Grape Throwing Festival

Les Festes de la Mercè 2016 - Festival of the Virgin of Mercy

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Description
La Feste de la Merce festival is one of Spain's biggest events and Spanish certainly know how to party!

The Festival features Giants, Dwarfs, Dragons, Fireworks and traditional Kiosks selling local sausages and honey! It will capture your imagination!

Where
Barcelona, Spain

When
22th - 25th September 2016
Information
More information can be found on festival's official website, http://merce.bcn.cat/

London Fashion Week 2016, UK

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Description
One of the most popular fashion and designer events globally, along with New York, Milan and Paris!

New young designers, famous high street and classic brands join together at an event which is going to be unforgettable for all fashion lovers and trend setters.

Where
London, UK

When
15th- 20th September 2016

For further information: http://www.londonfashionweek.co.uk

Floriade Canberra 2016, Canberra, Australia

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Description Australia’s biggest celebration of spring – returns to Canberra for the 29th year! The Floriade festival is the ideal place for someone to experience the magic of the Australian spring over 4 themed weeks. 
The first week focuses on Smart Living and gives the opportunity to its several visitors to gain knowledge about bio-organic gardening. The aims to inspire you with all the new trends from experts in the field while 3rd week explores the theme of Invention and technology.

Week 4 focus intents to inform you about the multicultural heritage of the country and focuses on the topic of Contemporary Cultures. You can come across with traditional dances and traditional dishes.

Where
Commonwealth Park, Canberra, Australia  
When
Saturday 17 September 2016 until Sunday 16 October 2016. 
For further information: http://www.floriadeaustralia.com/

International Contemporary Dance Festival of the Canary Islands – Spain

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Description
The International Contemporary Dance Festival of the Canary Islands, MASDANZA, was born in Gran Canaria, in 1996. It is the result of the initiative of its Director from the very beginning, Natalia Medina, with the support of the Department of Culture of the Municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana. The Department recognised and supported this initiative, with the intention of covering an important cultural space that had not been included previously in the agenda of any public or private institution in the Canaries.

Since its first beginnings in 1996, MASDANZA has consolidated itself year after year, going from a small regional festival, to national by the second, and then on to international from its sixth edition until now, spreading beyond our national borders and open to the participation of international choreographers and dancers.

Where
Canary Islands, Spain

When
Wednesday, October 23 - Friday, November 8th

For more information about this event visit the MASDANZA of…

World's biggest Electronics Event (HKTDC) 2014 - Hong Kong, Chiina

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Description
The world's biggest electronics event organized by the HKTDC and held at the HKCEC.


The Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) presents all kinds of electronics, products and services such as:
Audio-visual productsBranded electronicsEco-friendly productsi-World, packagingDesignNavigation systemsNew inventionsTelecommunication productsTesting, inspection and & certification services. World's biggest electronics event organised by the HKTDC and held at the HKCEC, the Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) presents all kinds of electronics products and services such as audio-visual products, branded electronics, eco-friendly products, i-World, packaging & design, navigation systems, new inventions, telecommunications products and testing, inspection & certification services. - See more at: http://www.hktdc.com/fair/hkelectronicsfairae-en/s/2512-General_Information/HKTDC-Hong-Kong-Electronics-Fair-Autumn-Edition/Major-Asian-Electronics…

Natural & Organic Products Exhibition

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It’s time for us to start thinking about the environment or perhaps we wil destroy the one we live in! A great chance to get in touch with your eco-friendly side, at the Natural & Organic Products Exhibition, which showcases a broad spectrum of alternative products and services. Within the main show, visit the Green Home for energy and money saving tips. Other sections include the Lifestyle Stage and the Organic Wine Garden.

Tickets to the Natural & Organic Products Exhibition also give access to the Women's Show, which runs alongside. Daily 10am-6pm (until 5pm Sun)

Further Information: www.seshowsandevents.com

Shanghai Art Fair – China

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Description
For a diverse range of extraordinarily beautiful pieces of art, unique creations and artwork from world-class masters such as Picasso, Rembrandt and Zhang Daquian, the 17th annual event of the Shanghai Art Fair is your go-to event where collectors, artists and appreciators alike can mingle and expand their horizons.

Where
Shanghai

When
Thursday November 14th - Sunday November 17th

For more information please visit the official website of the Shanghai Art Fair.

International Workers' Day, Worldwide

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Where? In more than 80 countries

When? 1st of May, 2014

International Workers' Day (also known as May Day) is a celebration of the international labour movement.

May 1st is a national holiday in more than 80 countries and celebrated unofficially in many other countries.International Workers' Day is the commemoration of the 1886 Haymarket affair in Chicago. The police were trying to disperse a public assembly during a general strike for the eight-hour workday, when an unidentified person threw a bomb at them. The police reacted by firing on the workers, killing dozens of demonstrators and several of their own officers.

In many countries, the working classes sought to make May Day an official holiday, and their efforts largely succeeded. May Day has been an important official holiday in countries such as the People's Republic of China, North Korea, Cuba and the former Soviet Union. May Day celebrations typically feature elaborate popular and military parades in these countrie…

International Music Festival "White NIghts", St Petersburg, Russia

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Where? St Petersburg, Russia


When?  10th - 12th of July, 2014

The White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia is an annual international cultural event. The White Nights Festival consists of a series of classical ballet, opera and music events and includes performances by Russian dancers, singers, musicians and actors, as well as famous international guest stars. The Scarlet Sails celebration is the culmination of the White Nights season, the largest public event anywhere in Russia with the annual estimated attendance about one million people, most of whom are students from hundreds of schools and colleges, both local and international.

The White Nights Festival is officially organized under the egis of the Saint Petersburg City Administration. The festival officially begins in May with the "Stars of the White Nights" at Mariinsky Theatre and ends in July of each year. However, many performances in connection with the White Nights Festival may often take place before and …

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival, Hong Kong

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Where? Hong Kong

When? 27th June - 31st of August

One of Hong Kong’s largest annual festivities, breathing life into the rainy season, are these four events combined into one. The festival kicks off June 21-23 with the Dragon Boat Carnival, gathering more than 5,000 boat racers from 21 countries, followed by the Summer Pop Live in Hong Kong concert and Lan Kwai Fong Beer and Music Festival. 
In Hong Kong, a celebration of an ancient Chinese festival has become one of the world’s great parties – the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival. And every year, boats, beers and cheers draw hundreds of thousands of spectators and revellers to stunning Victoria Harbour to experience it.

For further information: www.discoverhongkong.com

Country Music Association Festival, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

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Where? Nashville, Tennessee, USA

When? 5th - 9th of June

The CMA Music Festival is a four-day music festival centered around country music hosted each June by the Country Music Association in Nashville, Tennessee. Begun in 1972 as Fan Fair, the event now draws over 400 artists and celebrities who hold autograph sessions and perform in one of the many concerts offered throughout the festival.

In 2011, total combined attendance for the four-day event was estimated to have exceeded 250,000 people at ticketed events and in free areas. Visitors came from 41 different nations, and all 50 states.

For further information: http://www.cmaworld.com/cma-music-festival/