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Encyclopedia > Edinburgh Festival

There is no one Edinburgh Festival but those using the term are usually referring to the collection of various festivals in August and early September of each year in Edinburgh, Scotland. The 2006 Sinulog festival in the Philippines Renaissance festival A festival or fest is an event, usually staged by a local community, which centers on some theme, sometimes on some unique aspect of the community. ... Edinburgh (pronounced ; Dùn Èideann () in Scottish Gaelic) is the second-largest city in Scotland and the countrys capital city. ... Motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within Europe Scotlands location within the United Kingdom Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ...

Other Edinburgh festivals include: The Edinburgh International Festival is a festival of performing arts that takes place in the city of Edinburgh, Scotland over three weeks around the end of August. ... A street performer on the Royal Mile (2004). ... The Edinburgh International Film Festival is part of the Edinburgh Festival, which takes place every August. ... The Edinburgh International Book Festival is a book festival that takes place in the last three weeks in August (coinciding with the general Edinburgh Festival) in Charlotte Square in the centre of Edinburgh. ... The Edinburgh Military Tattoo The Edinburgh Military Tattoo is a show given by military bands and display teams. ... Founded in 1976 and now in its 30th year the Festival is held annually over the August bank holiday weekend at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. ...

The Edinburgh International Science Festival takes place each April for 12 days, in Edinburgh, Scotland. ... Hogmanay (pronounced — with the main stress on the last syllable - hog-muh-NAY) is the Scots word for the celebration of the New Year in the Scottish manner. ... Celtic Connections is a Celtic music festival in Glasgow, Scotland. ... The Edinburgh Folk Festival has had a shadowy existance since about 1951. ... Beltane Fire Festival is an annual event, held on April 30th on Calton Hill in Edinburgh to celebrate the coming of the Gaelic cross-quarter day of Beltane (May 1). ... Dark City is an annual music festival held at University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom. ...

External links

  • Edinburgh Festivals
  • Open Directory Edinburgh Festivals page


  1. ^ edfringe: Official site of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2005. Accessed June 26, 2005. "fringe facts."

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Edinburgh Fringe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1153 words)
It is one of the arts festivals collectively termed the Edinburgh Festival.
In recent years the festival is attracting criticism for its growing commercial emphasis [6] and corporate sponsorship: Orange caused concern when they pulled out of the sponsorship deal with the Assembly Rooms after only one year [7].
The festival is renowned for staging shows in unusual venues; 2003's festival featured shows staged in a public toilet, a red Ford Escort, a lift and a stepladder [8].
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