Wednesday, September 27, 2006

White night in Paris

Maybe you are wondering about the purpose of a white night in this European city. This event is a celebration of setting the sleep aside just for one night in order to join a party or a relaxing discussion. This year's edition of the extravagant Parisian "Nuit Blanche" is scheduled for October 2nd. This modern awakening has inspired other cities such as Rome and Montreal, to host artistic all-nighters. During this annual nocturnal fiesta, various monuments and sites, not usually open to the public until the late hours, become the backdrop of a series of “insomniac” art installations and performances. In the spirit of this tradition, during this night, insomnia becomes a virtue for the participants. All the museums, libraries, cinemas, parks, public gardens, swimming pools, shops and universities are open until dawn. Last year over 600.000 people didn't get any sleep, enjoying the night out in Paris.


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