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Fête de la Musique

It all began in France with the Fête de la Musique. Starting as an initiative of the Ministry of Culture in 1982, the Fête de la Musique has become a nationwide musical holiday every June 21st and a permanent part of the cultural calendar.  

 

Music Making Across the Country

Each year, France counts more than 17,000 free concerts nationwide on June 21, 1,500 of them in the Paris region. A 2017 survey showed that 64% of the French population actively participates by performing or listening to music on June 21. Of those, 72% have no fixed plans, but “wander around at random” to discover the music coming from every street corner.

Website: fetedelamusique.culturecommunication.gouv.fr

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