Kultureline INTL
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DARWIN DAY FESTIVAL/AUSTRALIA
Darwin Day is a festival instituted to celebrate or commemorate the anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin for his contribution to the world of science. Though, at the end of the day, the festival goes beyond ordinary celebration of one man alone. It now ecomprises many things including: opera, cabaret, dance, music, film, comedy, visual arts, workshops etc from Indigenous artist, Indonesian artists and Pacific Island communities. It is is a celebration of the city's uniqueness multicultural community, youthful energy, tropical climate, great lifestyles etc.
It is also a feast of local, national and international performances to excite, inspire and entertain.

Historically, Charles Darwin was born on February 12, 1809. Though, according to some sources, his festivities peaked at August, in the Northern Territory of Auatralia. According to the same history, the initial effort to establish Darwin Day festival was boosted in the late 1990s by efforts of two Darwin enthusiasts who co-founded unofficial efforts to promote it. This was followed by the donation of New Mexico Corporation assets to the course after being dissolved in 2004. Darwin day is now an international event.

FOR FURTHER READING/VIEW
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytmwbNjAfAk
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darwin_Day
http://en.travelnt.com/experience/festivals.aspx
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