Events and Festivals - July 2012
By Meghna On 21 Jun, 2012 At 05:42 AM | Categorized As Fests and Celebrations, International | With 0 Comments
1. Bali Arts Festival (Denpasar) 11th June- 9th of July
For this one month, the city of Bali comes together to put up a most extravagant display of its handicrafts, music, cuisine, dances and more to keep its ancient heritage alive. Needless to say, this festival is one of Bali’s biggest crowd pullers!


2. Champakalum Boat Race (Kerela) 3rd of July
The annual boat race at Champakalum in Kerela is a major tourist attraction that reflects the rich heritage of God’s Own Country. Participants climb aboard enormous snake boats and compete in this water sport with visible vigor and enthusiasm!


3. African Cultural Festival (Hyde Park, London) 5th-6th of July
A celebration of the African traditions that abound in the city of London, this fiesta at Hyde Park will witness processions, dances, music, African talking drums performances and the chance to taste authentic African cuisine.





4. British Grand Prix (Silverstone Circuit , England) 6th - 8th of July

An adrenaline infused weekend is coming up at the Silverstone Circuit in England, which will host the British Grand Prix from 6th to 8th of July. Along with an enthralling display of racing, the event also included a varierty of spectacular shows and cultural events that are worth witnessing!






5. The Pamplona Bull Run (Pamplona, Spain) 6th-14th of July
This celebrated event draws equal crowds for witnessing as well as participating in the famed Bull Run. The streets of Pamplona fill up with white-and-red clad contestants as they vie for the attention of the released herd. Onlookers gather in balconies and beyond the safety of the fences to watch this grand spectacle.



6. International Mango Festival (Talkatora stadium, New Delhi) 7th-8th of July
Over 500 varieties of mangoes are put on display for people to view and taste at this festival dedicated to India’s favourite fruit!






















7. Festival d’Avignon or Avignon Festival (Avignon, France) 7th-28th of July

This annual festival receives entries and participation from all over the world. It is easily one of the greatest global celebrations of theatre, opera, dance and the performing arts.




8. Celebrate Bollywood (Hyde Park, London) 10th July
This trendy downtown haunt will be the venue for a star studded Bollywood event this month, where the likes of Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif will be performing!



9. Bali Kite Festival (Denpasar, Bali) 13th-15th July
The summer breeze blows, the sun shines warmly and a myriad of colours fills up the blue Bali skies every year at the Bali Kite Festival!



10. Phyang Tsedup Festival (Ladakh, India) 16th-17th of July
This monastic festival includes a fascinating dance-drama performance narrating the history of this centuries old monastery, honoring the sacred deities and upholding age-old traditions.




















11. Bastille Day (Pondicherry, India) 14th July

A fusion of Indian and French cultures, this celebration of the storming of the Bastille is a colonial legacy that Pondicherry still upholds. Colourful parades and a range cultural activities form a part of the event and the streets are decorated as a part of the festivity.



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