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Ghent Festival

Listed under Festivals in Ghent, Belgium.

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Belgium's bustling Medieval city of Ghent is transformed every Summer in preparation for Europe's largest-scale cultural festival, which bursts forth as a 1.5 million-strong crowd of music and performing arts lovers. The July event is in fact built of four separate, overlapping ones: the Blue Note Festival of jazz, International Puppetbuskers Festival, the International Street Theatre Festival and the dance festival, 10 Days Off, which goes some way to explaining the festival's origins - a ten-day break for Ghent's 19th century peasants, during which they released all their pent-up holiday spirit in an immense, vigorous party. The level of enthusiasm has remained just the same!

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when does the ghent festival occur in 2011.I am interested in the puppets and street theatre.thanky

when is the main dates for Ghent festival 2011

what is the best time to be there for puppets and street theatre

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From the 16th to the 25th of July 2011.

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