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My brother recently landed a feature role in an amateur theatre production of “Singing In The Rain”. Despite what the title infers - there is nothing amateur about it. Production value is high, and the acting takes you out of the auditorium and into your own magical sing-song world. Needless to say - a very proud brother right here.
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Edinburgh International Festival - Edinburgh, Scotland
8 to 31 August

Edinburgh is a world-renowned festival of performing arts featuring artists from all over the world. It brings the best of classical music, dance, theater, visual arts exhibitions and operas from around the world for three exciting weeks and is one of the best and famous festivals in Europe!

While here, you will love some incredible street performances, spectacular shows and taking the world's famous military tattoos in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle. The festival also hosts a series of talks and workshops.

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Halloween Festival - Transylvania, Hungary and Romania
30 October - 1 November

There is no better place to spend Halloween than Dracula's Transylvania. The festival, one of the most famous festivals in Europe, takes place every year in October and includes a masked Halloween party at a mountain lodge in the middle of the Transylvania Mountains.

During the festival, the atmosphere on the mountain is just mysterious, scary and spectacular and features fancy dress and fake blood pouring into people's eyes after Dracula's previous mountain ranges, castles, quaint local villages and fortified churches. If you need one of the adventure of a lifetime, then this festival suits you perfectly.

Running of the Bulls, Pamplona, ​​Spain
6 July - 14

San Fermin - Running Bulls
The Running and Bulls, the most popular and famous festival held in Spain's country, is held every year between July 6 and 14, and involves running in front of a dozen bulls, which are let loose during the course. A block-off subset of Pamplona's roads. The inauguration ceremony, known as Choupinjo, usually takes place on July 6 at 12 noon, the day being different from other days of the festival. At 11 pm, you will experience spectacular fireworks and the usual party that is expected to continue throughout the festival.

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La Fête Nation,  Champes Elysees Avenue, Paris
14 July

Known by the English-speaking countries as Bastille Day, it is celebrated as the National Day of France and is one of the most famous festivals in Europe. The celebration includes the continent's oldest and largest military parade, which was held on the morning of 14 July. The parade runs from the Arc de Triomphe to the Place de la Concorde. You will not want to miss the fireworks on the night before public ceremonies and dances, and on the evening of the festivities.

Saigat Festival, Budapest, Hungary
9 - 16 August

It is one of Europe's largest cultural and music festivals, held every August in northern Budapest on Old Buda Island (Budai-Sajigat) in the middle of the Danube River. With over 1000 acts and performances, the celebration has won numerous awards and has been dubbed by many as the "European alternative to Burning Man". For fans of the festival, the event is seen as an amusement park as it explodes from reality with various colorful and exciting deflections.

Octberfest, Munich, Germany
16 September - 4 October

Oktoberfest is the world's most popular beer festival that takes place every year from mid-September to October in Munich Germany. Here, you will enjoy drinking, singing, dancing and having fun in beer tents with hundreds of others. The festival is organized by the largest and most traditional breweries of Munich and is one of the best and most famous festivals in Europe. You'll love drinking beer by the liter, but if you're a tetoteller, you don't have to worry; Water and soda are also available.

red tomatoes at the market stand
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La Tomatina - Valencia, Spain
30 August

La Tomatina is a food fight festival that takes place on the Wednesday of August every year in the Valencian city of Bolol, located 30 km from the Mediterranean Sea and lasts for a week. As the world's biggest food fight, the festival includes a fight in which participants throw over hundreds of metric tons of ripe tomatoes onto the streets. Additionally, the festival includes parades, music, fireworks and dances and is one of the best and most famous festivals in Europe.