WHS within which a culturally significant festival is or has in recent times been regularly held.
World Heritage Sites connected to 'Festivals':
Ancient Nara Nara's Todaiji Temple for Omizutori festivalAustralian Convict Sites Sydney Festival (Hyde Park Barracks); linkAvignon Festival d'AvignonBaalbek Baalbeck International Festival; linkByblos Byblos International Festival; linkChurches and Convents of Goa Goa Carnival (introduced by the Portuguese)Costiera Amalfitana Ravello FestivalCuzco Inti Raymi (Sacsahuyaman) - Jun 24Edinburgh Edinburgh Festival: Theatre, Music, Opera, Dance and Visual Arts. Many events take place inside inscribed buildings. Also Military Tattoo in the Castle. (Aug-Sep each year)Elephanta Caves Two-day Elephanta Festival of classical dance and heritage art formsFertŲ/Neusiedlersee Rust International Guitar FestivalGochang, Hwasun, and Ganghwa Dolmen Festivals are held yearly at all three Dolmen Sites."Ganghwa Dolmen Cultural Festival is the most famous of Ganghwa Islandís festivals. It celebrates the islandís dolmens, which have been designated as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. The Dolmen Festival includes several performances, such as the reenactment of a traditional Korean funeral ceremony and a demonstration of how the dolmens were constructed." - english.visitkorea.or.krGoias Procession of the FogarGyeongju
Silla Cultural Festival - Events: National Classical Music concert at the Anapji Pond. The serene Kyerim Glade is the setting for a poem composition contest."Every year since 1962 a Silla Cultural Festival has been held in October to celebrate and honour the dynasty's history and culture. It is one of the major festivals of Korea. It features athletic events, folk games, music, dance, literary contests and Buddhist religious ceremonies." - wiki & eng.buddhapia.comHahoe and Yangdong Andong Mask Dance Festival (Held annually in the Fall)Hwaseong Fortress Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival - "Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival is a landmark festivity held in the Suwon region every October in celebration of Suwon Citizenís Day. A range of events including the Reenactment of the Royal Parade of King Jeongjo the Great, Jangyongyeong Guards Ceremony, Citizensí Parade, and other traditional performances are held." - english.visitkorea.or.krKandy Esala PereheraLitomysl Castle Smetana opera Festival; linkLuang Prabang Pii Mai (Laos New Year)Macao A-Ma Temple - "The temple is used especially during Chinese Spring Festival." - AB DocumentOhrid Region Ohrid Summer FestivalOld City of Acre Acre Theatre FestivalOlinda CarnivalOrange Chorťgies d'Orange, oldest festival in France; linkOsun-Osogbo Oshun - end of 2nd quarter of each yearPearling In earlier days the beach which connected the oyster beds to the main land was used as a location for special festivals in which the women folk of the pearling community and their children celebrated as the dhows left and returned to the shore. ... The grand festivals were called Rakbah on the day they left to sea and Quffal on the day they returned.
; linkPontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod; linkProvins La f?te de la moissonQuebrada de Humahuaca Pachamama ritual and CarnivalRoyal Joseon Tombs Danjong Culture Festival; linkSalvador de Bahia Mardi GrasSalzburg Salzburger FestwochenSite of Carthage The International Carthage Festival (music, theater) is held every other year in the Roman theater (July-August).Site of Xanadu Kublai Khan held special feasts for the Mongolian tribes lasting three days (the J‚ma-yan) + Nadaam festival (AB ev)Spissky Hrad & Levoca Levoca - Indian Summer Festival Sydney Opera House Sydney Festival; linkTimgad Timgad International Festival of Music. Held from 1967 - 1986 and 1998 to present. Was originally held in Timgad's Roman Amphitheatre but UNESCO complained about damage to the structure and, since 2010, it has been held in a purpose built faux Roman amphitheatre just beyond the inscribed boundary; linkTlacotalpan Candelaria (Bull running) -30 Jan -9 FebUpper Middle Rhine Valley Koblenzer Karneval; linkValletta Maltese CarnivalVenice and its Lagoon Venice Carnival Vienna Wiener Festwochen, ViennaleWachau Cultural Landscape Donaufestival, Wachau Film Festival
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