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  1. 1. Different types of festivals There are different types of festivals i.e. cultural/religious and artistic/media. Cultural and Religious- Chinese new year,eid mela,st Patricks day etc. Artistic and Media –,festivals,glastonbury,glasglow film festival
  2. 2. Although some religious festivals occur each year on a set date, many religious festivals occur at different times each year. This is because most religious holidays or festivals are based on a fixed date. Productions by internationally renowned media artists and the innovative works of new masters from the academies will be presented at the 23nd European Media Art Festival (21-25 April 2010). The EMAF is one of the most influential forums of international Media Art. As a meeting point for artists, curators, distributors, gallery owners and an audience of specialists, the festival has a great impact on the topic and aesthetics of Media Art. Each year the festival offers its visitors a current overview of new experimental films, performances, lectures, an exhibition and the Media Campus
  3. 3. What are festivals? A festival is an event, usually and ordinarily staged by a local community, which centres on and celebrates some unique aspect of that community. Among many religions, a feast is a set of celebrations in honour of God or gods. A feast and a festival are historically interchangeable. However, the term "feast" has also entered common secular parlance as a synonym for any large or elaborate meal. When used as in the meaning of a festival, most often refers to a religious festival rather than a film or art festival.
  4. 4. In the Christian liturgical calendar there are two principal feasts, properly known as the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord (Christmas) and the Feast of the Resurrection, (Easter). In the Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Anglican liturgical calendars there are a great number of lesser feasts throughout the year commemorating saints, sacred events, doctrines, etc.
  5. 5. Functions Festivals, of many types, serve to meet specific needs, as well as to provide entertainment. These times of celebration offer a sense of belonging for religious, social, or geographical groups. Modern festivals that focus on cultural or ethnic topics seek to inform members of their traditions. In past times, festivals were times when the elderly shared stories and transferred certain knowledge to the next generation. Historic feasts often provided a means for unity among families and for people to find mates. Select anniversaries have annual festivals to commemorate previous significant occurrences.
  6. 6. DANCE FESTIVALS Showcasing a huge range of dance styles at venues across the city and the West Midlands region, IDFB 2010 is the region’s biggest dance festival. It will animate the city with a world-class programme of outstanding dance performances from around the globe, large-scale events for mass public participation, workshops, commissions and debates.
  7. 7. Chinese Festival The Spring Festival is the most important festival for the Chinese people and is when all family members get together, just like Christmas in the West. All people living away from home go back, becoming the busiest time for transportation systems of about half a month from the Spring Festival. Airports, railway stations and long- distance bus stations are crowded with home returnees.
  8. 8. The dance festival and the Chinese festival is deferent because the Chinese festival is very colourful and its kind of like a parade because everyone has weird and original costumes. They also have unique face paints and they have huge dragon which is a symbol for them. is a form of traditional dance and performance in Chinese. culture. Like the lion dance it is most often seen in festive celebrations. Many Chinese people often use the term "Descendants of the Dragon" as a sign of ethnic identity, as part of a trend started in the 1970s, however the true derivation is from the descendants of Shennong the legendary first king of the Chinese people who taught them agriculture, law and medicine, the foundations of civilization. However this festival is kind of like the dance festival because they do different Chinese dancing and this event is also very live because everyone joins in.