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From the unique setting of the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle, the 2014 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo celebrates the Year of Homecoming with a cast of more than 1000 performers. The emphasis is on the Commonwealth, with Zulu warriors from South Africa, steel drummers from Trinidad and Tobago, Maori and Ceilidh dancers from New Zealand, military bands from Malta and Singapore and a cultural song and dance troupe from India’s Nagaland.
In this truly international event, the Tattoo Highland Dancers feature dancers from Scotland, New Zealand, Canada and Australia in one of the finest dance displays ever seen on the Castle Esplanade.
The home nations are represented by the Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, massed fiddlers from Shetland and with the Royal Marines celebrating the 350th anniversary of their founding, the bands of HM Royal Marines Plymouth, Portsmouth and Scotland take centre stage. The Massed Pipes and Drums continue the Commonwealth theme with the home team of British Army pipers being joined by bands from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Tasmania.
With a flypast from the Red Arrows as a curtain raiser, music, dance and precision display against the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh Castle are guaranteed.
Everyone loves a good fireworks display, and where better to see one than in Edinburgh………..and not just any old display, but the World’s largest annual Fireworks Concert! That is some accolade, and one that Edinburgh lives up to and is proud of. Each year, to celebrate the end of the International Festival, the City hosts a spectacular fireworks display to mark a sensational end to what has been a great month. Set from Edinburgh Castle as a stunning backdrop it is an event not to be missed. With the concert to take place this weekend it has inspired us to take a look at some of the best fireworks displays around the world
For details of this year’s end of Festival fireworks concert click here: http://www.eif.co.uk/virginmoneyfireworks#.U_syImOOqBg
Sydney’s New Years Eve Fireworks
Sydney really knows how to do fireworks in style! Possibly one of the largest and most spectacular New Year’s Eve firework displays, it really does make for a great start to the New Year
Guy Fawkes Bonfire Night (5th November)
Remember, remember the 5th of November. The rhyme never forgotten once told. The day of a series of fireworks across the country, the UK celebrates this to commemorate the day Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, had a foiled attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament. Most places around the country have displays and it is a lovely
Bastille Day (Paris, France)
Bastille Day is the French National Day, celebrated on July 14th each year and concluding with a spectacular fireworks display. With the Eiffel Tower as a backdrop it really does offer an iconic display.
Independence Day (America – Macy’s 4th July fireworks spectacular)
Not to be outdone by competition around the globe, it is inevitable that America would feature in a round up of the top displays around the world. Known for all things supersized, the 4th July firework displays, and Macy’s in particular, follow suit and will not disappoint!
With all this to inspire you, head to Edinburgh this Sunday for 9pm and witness for yourself one of the world’s best firework displays
The news broke today that Panda Tian Tian is expecting a cub! The giant Panda, is displaying signs of pregnancy and all tests have suggested so.
If the news is confirmed this will be the first ever giant Panda to be born in the UK!
Read more about the news on the BBC article below
Visitors to next years Edinburgh Festival may have another attraction to visit at the Edinburgh Zoo.
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