European Peoples' Festival

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Country and Region DenmarkZealand
Type of Festival Dance, Music
Location of Festival Frederikssund, Zealand, Denmark
Festival Description

The First European Peoples’ Festival was held in the Belgium town of Libramont in 1992, with an invitation to a town from each of the then 12 EU Member States, to participate in a Festival to commemorate the creation of the European Single Market. As a result of this invitation, and the success of that first Festival, it was agreed that this Festival should become an annual event, with each town hosting the event in turn.

The Festival provides the opportunity for ordinary Europeans to meet and share the common bond of European partners. Each town provides a view of its attractions, its economy, its quisine, and cultural and national customs. They also take part in different sporting events with national sports having priority.

To promote knowledge, culture, leisure, tourism, sport, friendship, and communication between the different peoples of the European Union. To promote a Festival that includes people of all ages, both young and old.

To promote a better understanding of our towns, national cultures and countries to others within the EU. To further promote the ideals of European unity.

To develop links between the partner towns to promote trade, human relations, brotherhood, diverse groups and youth clubs from each EU Member State. To create a network among the partner towns and their communities, which will support cultural, educational and leisure exchanges, and lead to other international projects.

Festival Dates July 21 - July 27, 2012
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