Each year, since 1984, France celebrates the summer solstice with the “Fête de la musique” – the Music Festival. Each community to the tiniest village brings on their street(s) at least one group of musicians, preferably more, for the enjoyment of the crowd. The party starts usually around 6pm and ends at different late night or even morning hours according to the local prefectural decision.
This year in France June 21 saw the superposition of no less than five celebrations: “Fête de la musique”, “Fête de pères” or “Father’s Day”, “Journées nationales de l’archeology” or “National Archeology Days”, the summer solstice and the “International Yoga Day”.
As usual the “Fête de la musique 2015” was a country wide event. The only drawback of it falling on a Sunday was that many communities opted for the concerts to take place on Saturday and one needed to find out beforehand on Internet when exactly a town celebrates the music.
Hi, I am Carla. I am living and working in the beautiful city of Toulouse, France.
I like history, travel and... the southwest of France and try to share through this blog information about events that might be of interest to the travelers to this part of the world!