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Agros, Cyprus

with great success. International relations Twin towns – Sister cities Agros is a member of the Douzelage, a unique town twinning association of 27 towns across the European Union. This active town twinning began in 1991 and there are regular events, such as a produce market from each of the other countries and festivals.

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Škofja Loka

of the Douzelage, a unique town twinning association of 27 towns across the European Union. This active town twinning began in 1991 and there are regular events, such as a produce market from each of the other countries and festivals.

association of 24 towns across the European Union. This active town twinning began in 1991 and there are regular events, such as a produce market from each of the other countries and festivals.

of the other countries and festivals. Discussions regarding membership are also in hand with three further towns ( Agros


Gangneung

; Culture Gangneung has numerous festivals. The biggest and most famous is the Gangneung Dano Festival (Dano (Korean festival)) (강릉단오제) at the Dano fairground near the Namdae River. In 1967, the Gangneung Dano Festival was designated Korean National Immaterial Cultural Heritage No. 13. On November 11, 2005 it was designated by UNESCO as a "Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity". Nowadays, it is a combination of several commemoration rites and traditional

plays. A highlight is the traditional Gwanno Mask Dance (Gwanno Gamyeongeuk) which is only performed at this festival. In addition to well established festivals like the Dano, there are several newer festivals in Gangneung, such as the IJAF (International Junior Art Festival) enjoys great popularity. The IJAF is a cultural festival for youth from all over the world. The festival includes both performances of the participating groups and a diversified cultural program demonstrating the essence

language Korean (Korean language) date 2010-03-20 publisher Silvernet News accessdate 2010-11-16 '''Dano''', also called '''Surit-nal''', is a Korean traditional holiday that falls on the 5th day of the fifth month of the lunar Korean calendar. It is an official holiday in North Korea and one of the major traditional holidays in South Korea. South Korea has retained several festivals related to the holiday, one of which is ''Gangneung Dano


Villa de Leyva

", for "little hell" in Spanish). There is also a group of seven waterfalls named "La Piriquera" 15 km away from the town. The '''El Fósil''' (Spanish (Spanish language) for ''the fossil'') museum, about three miles from town, has an almost complete kronosaurus fossil on display, in the same place in which it was found in 1977. There are several festivals held throughout the year, including

attractions include the historic Candelaria (La Candelaria) district of central Bogotá, the walled city and beaches of Cartagena (Cartagena, Colombia), the colonial towns of Santa Fe de Antioquia, Popayán, Villa de Leyva and Santa Cruz de Mompox, and the Las Lajas Sanctuary and the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá. Tourists are also drawn to Colombia's numerous festivals (Festivals in Colombia), including Medellín's Festival of the Flowers, the Barranquilla's

of the independence movement in the New Granada (Viceroyalty of New Granada) (present day Colombia.) DATE OF DEATH December 13, 1823 PLACE OF DEATH Villa de Leyva, Cundinamarca (Boyacá Department), Colombia (Gran Colombia) Tunja is a tourist (#Tourism) destination. In addition to its religious and historical sites it is host to several internationally known festivals (#Festivals) and is a jumping-off point for regional tourist destinations such as Villa de Leyva


Virginia-Highland

go bye-bye?", ''Creative Loafing'', Sep. 16, 2000 However, Summerfest did continue as usual in 2001 as one of Atlanta's highest profile neighborhood festivals. Preservation and balance In November 2006, the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation added Virginia-Highland to its list of "places in peril" due to an acceleration of teardown (Teardown (real estate))s and infill projects by real estate developers and newcomers to the area. However, Virginia

at the neighborhood level such as community festivals, community safety, beautification, and efforts to improve parks, sidewalks, etc. As noted above, the Atkins Park neighborhood, while having its own neighborhoods association, participates in the VaHi association much as if it were part of VaHi. Planning, building permits, etc. are controlled by the Neighborhood planning unit F, which also includes Morningside-Lenox Park, Piedmont Heights (Piedmont Heights (Atlanta)) and Lindridge

strips, and parks. A brochure maps out the route and the trees along each route, as well as educating visitors about the trees. http: www.treesatlanta.org NeighborhoodArboreta.aspx Festivals thumb Virginia-Highland Summerfest (File:Virginia Highlands Summerfest.jpg) The VHCA hosts the yearly Virginia-Highland Summerfest arts and music festival, one of the largest art festivals


Castroville, California

Ord and approaching the south-central edge of Monterey Bay south of Castroville (Castroville, California). The river forms a lagoon protected by the 367 acre Salinas River National Wildlife Refuge and its outflow to Monterey Bay is blocked by sand dunes except during winter high-water flows. Food festivals in the U.S. There are several Florida food festivals and New Jersey food festivals. Other festivals include the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Gilroy, California


San Andrés Cholula, Puebla

, including the Mural of the Drinkers. Festivals There are both city-wide and local festivals which are celebrated in San Andrés, which are the fabric of social and religious life. <

; ref City wide festivals are held in conjunction with San Pedro Cholula. These festivals are sponsored by a complicated rotation of share duties, carried out by "mayordomos" whose time and money brings them prestige in the community. The city-wide events include Carnival,

" Cordero, p 19. Another annual event focused on the pyramid is the Quetzalcoatl Ritual, held each year on the spring equinox, with poetry, indigenous music and dance. Most local festivals in San Andrés focus on the various patron saints of the neighborhoods and outlying communities. Each has a church dedicated to its patron saint and some have more than one. The night before such a feast day, the church


Yecapixtla

State of Mexico. Another annual event is the Feria y Exposición Ganadera or Cattle Expo and Fair. In addition to the showing of animals, there are charreada events, bullfights and number of cultural attractions. Today, Yecapixtla still has a large number of religious festivals and other events. Some of the most important occur on New Year’s Day, Candlemas, Holy

festivals. The facade of the cloister has two levels and is fronted by an arched porch area, called a portería. Above the portería, there are two windows, and the remains of the pilasters of an arch that corresponds to the open chapel, which was like a balcony. However, this balcony area was eventually walled in to make more interior space. The portería contains two arches and a frieze adorned with round forms which protrude. The portería contains the main

period of depopulation in the 18th century when many residents went to work in haciendas in Cuautla and other areas in Morelos. In the 18th century, the Augustinians officially lost control of the monastery complex and the population to regular clergy in 1754. During this time, many of the popular religious festivals such as the Semana de San Juan (Week of Saint John) and Day of the Dead became established in the town and surrounding area, often encouraged


Jauja

Peru Festivals The cultural life in the city is vibrant, with many festivals and social and religious events taking place throughout the year. The most popular festival is the Feast of San Sebastian and San Fabian (20

accessdate 7 October 2010 Locals dress up in the form of satirical wire mesh masks, eyes, whiskers and painted white complexion. Some of the dancers carry a baton and wear their pants to the knee, as if they were pure-blooded Spanish. The music initially starts with guitar sounds, and then the sounds of clarinets, harps, saxophones, etc. Other important festivals include Carnival (February and March), the anniversary of the Spanish foundation of the city (April 25), Independence Day (July


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