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Germany continued.......05 - 0907 - 07 19 - 2320 - 23 24 – 23 26 – 22DecDec Dec DecSoest : Allerheiligenkirmes (“All Saint’s Day Festival”) Hamburg : Winter DOM Cologne : Fine Art & Antiques	International art trade fairüsseldorf : Christmas Market at six locations simultaneously Cologne: Christmas markets 7 major markets to visit Christmas Market featuring some 200 stalls and a wonderfully unique yuletide atmosphere. Hohenzollern Castle Royal Christmas Market A broad spectrum of exhibitors as well as a stylish supporting program invite to a festive delight . www.burg-hohenzollern.comHohenzollern Castle Royal Christmas Market A broad spectrum of exhibitors as well as a stylish supporting program invite to a festive delight . www.burg-hohenzollern.comHalkidiki Mount Athos Area Kouzina a series of food- themed evenings, chefs, will prepare menus that will be available in various restaurants. http:// Agia Eleni, Serres, and Thessaloniki: The Fire Walking Ritual of Greek Macedonia Every year, barefoot villagers of Agia Eleni, Serres, and of Langada, Thessaloniki, get themselves worked up into a trance before walking over hot coals.Athens-Epidaurus Festival The summer-long Hellenic Festival presents theatre at Epidaurus, and a wide variety of performing arts in Athens, including the Odeon of Herodes AtticusAthens Open Air Film Festival - Outdoor and free cinema and cultural events across the city Aegean Rally Milos, Astypalaia and Ios The International Aegean Sailing Rally is the oldest and most prestigious sailing regatta in the country. www. aegeanrally.grMakrigialos, Crete island: Casa dei Mezzo Music Festival classic music concerts, Greek music is played in the opening events, accompanied with folklore dance. www.casadeimezzo-festival.comCrete:Summer in Heraklion Over 200 cultural events – music, theatre, dance....... Olympia:The Ancient Olympia Festival. Concerts, theatrical plays for children and adults, photography exhibitions and even more are waiting for the visitors to enjoy a wonderful summer.Preveza: 32nd International Choral Festival of & 20th International Choral Competition of Sacred Music interesting and exciting years of high quality choral music Rethymno:Cretan Diet Festival, visitors enjoy free Cretan wine, taste local produce and join dancing groups www.rethymnowinefestival.grErmoupolis: Syros Island: International Festival of the Aegean - opera, choirs, dance performances, theatre plays and classic concerts. http://www., Syros Island: International Festival of the Aegean opera, choirs dance performances, theatre plays and classic concerts performed by worldwide artists Rhodes:Watermelon Feast Visitors can taste unique specialities made from the fruit, watch and play watermelon-themed games, dance and enjoy this one of a kind summer festival.Skala Kalloni Lesvos: Sardine Festival Sardines are offered to the visitors along with plenty of free Ouzo, accompanied by live Greek traditional music and dance shows. Samos island : Ireon Music Festival quality rock festival Rethymno: Renaissance Festival - theatre22 – 26 (tbc)performances, music concerts. From world artists Samothrace Island: Dance Festival, the ultimate beach event for the fans of electronic music which takes place under the moonlightSEPTEMBER28 - 30DECEMBER06 - 08 DecGreece06 18 – 21 26 – 27OCTOBER28NOVEMBER09Holland- 18 MayAPRIL04 - 05 Sept13 15 – 2530 – 04 May30MAY09 -1810 15 – 1827 – 09 JuneJUNE01 - 29 1418 - 22 19 - 29Spetses: Armata Festival commemorates the great Naval Battle of Spetses against the Ottoman fleet during the Greek War of Independence of 1821. www.spetsesdirect.comAegina: Fistiki (Pistachio) Fest - a series of cultural and entertaining events and of course indulge in a variety of pistachio-based and other local products. www.aeginafistikifest.grAthens to Sparta: Spartathlon - Ultramarathon Race revives the footsteps of ancient Athenian Pheidippides, who was sent to Sparta before the battle of Marathon in 490 BC to seek help in the Greeks’ war against the Persians http://spartathlon. gr/Greece: Oxi (No) Day the day when Greece demonstrated its national coherence and fighting as an independent nation for the freedom and liberty of it citizens Mass fiestas, parades, street shows, music and folklore dances are part of the celebrationAthens: Classic Marathon 10,000 runners take part www.athensclassicmarathon.grKeukenhof :Spring Garden. A magnificent display of colour in the 32 acrepark plus workshops for groups - Holland will be the Keukenhof themefor 2014. ‘www. keukenhof.comAlkmaar:Tradition cheese market, every Friday from 10.00- 12.30In historical costumes. Rotterdam: Marathon www. Utrecht: Springdance - the international world of contemporary dance and performance, showcasing the best up-and-coming young talent and international leading artists. Noordwijk/Haarlem :Flower Parade: Theme- Energy 20 enormous floats and 30 cars richly decorated with flowers www.bloemencorso- National:Queen’s Day: There will be markets, shows, bands,games and fireworks throughout the country.FLORALIËN Netherlands Growers, agriculturalists, cut flowers, bulbs, tree nursery products and fruit and vegetables, will all be displayed National:Windmill Day: 600 windmills and water mills throughout the country are open to the public Rotterdam: Shell Eco marathon The challenge is simple: to design, build and drive the most fuel- efficient vehicle that is roadworthy at the same time. www.rotterdam.infoScheveningen:North Sea Regatta 110 sea miles off shore race to Harwich www.nsr.nlAmsterdam:Holland Festival: Annual dramatic arts – music, opera,theatre Scheveningen Harbour:Vlaggetjesdag (Celebrating the new herring season) traditional music, an authentic crafts market and of course lots of herring. www.denhaag.comRotterdam:Chio The show jumping and dressage competitions Rotterdam: De Parade / Museumpark Theatre, music, literature, dance, film and visual arts, plus tasty treats to eat and drink: travelling theatrical festival De Parade tantalises all the senses.MAY15 – 1521 – 23JUNE01 - 3110 – 30 18 – 2626 –30JULYJuneAug SeptTo late Sept July – August03 – 0604 – 11 06 – 1906 – 19 19AUGUST02 – 0307 – 09(tbc) 16 – 31 TBCYou can see all editions of the Guide and magazine at Events

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