To get acquainted with the culture and traditions of local people you have to visit one of their national holidays. Every year in Corsica interesting festivals and religious celebrations, competitions and fairs are held. No matter what is the subject of a holiday, it is always accompanied by performance with folk music, dancing and tasting of special treats.
Every year, on August 12, a competition of bell ringers is held in Piodzhiolle town. Music lovers will be interested in visiting the town of Surman, where, on August 25, the best violinists of the island show off their talents. It is a bright and colorful festival, which in addition to musical performances includes parades and festivities. One of the most unusual events takes place in Calvi. Wind festival starts on February 29 and usually lasts for four days.
This holidays is dedicated to environmental issues; topics related to rights and freedoms of people are also discussed there. The festival is visited by a huge number of foreign travelers; there are active environmentalists, social scientists, writers, musicians and psychologists among them. Scientists present their latest developments aimed at prudent use of natural resources. During the event, interesting art exhibits and lectures are held; an excellent entertainment program is organized for children.
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