Festival of Lights 2014

Again this year and for the tenth time now, the Festival of Lights and the Berlin Shines Festival took place during the first three weeks in October.

National as well as international artists presented light installations which transformed the city into a huge stage, numerous landmarks, historical places, streets and other important buildings throughout the city were illuminated with different colors and videos.

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Herzgrün Festival Berlin 2014

Every year, and this year, for the 9th time, the Sony Center acts as a venue for free live concerts to celebrate the beginning of Spring in the City, the Herzgrün Festival.

In two large greenhouses, many local and international musicians and bands perform in front of a group of up to 90 people, surrounded by a vast variety of beautiful flowers and plants.

From Hip hop to jazz, pop, electronic, country, indie, folk and dance, every genre is represented on a musical trip through the world of love songs.

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Berlin Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day 2014

It’s St. Patrick’s Day and thousands of Irish locals celebrated this day in Berlin with live bagpipe music (provided by the Berlin Pipe Company), a huge parade and a live concert with international guests at Berlin’s Arena, with the best of traditional Irish music, Irish dance and Irish food and drinks.

After everything started in 2011, organized by the Irish Society of Berlin, 2014 was the fourth year in a row the green festival was celebrated in Berlin.

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HOLI Festival of Colors 2013 in Berlin

Holi, the festival of colors, a Hindu religious festival to celebrate the end of the winter and the beginning of the new season, spring.

In Berlin, the festival of colors was celebrated today, Saturday 11th May 2013, and over 12.000 people gathered on a 12.000 m² area to throw colored cornmeal at each other, while dancing to Indian electro house and techno beats, religion was swapped with music.

Equality and community are the focus of attention at this day, It doesn’t matter how old you are or where you come from, on this festival, everyone is equal, equal colorful.

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Berlin Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day 2013

For the third time now, St. Patrick’s Day was celebrated in Berlin, with a big Parade, an Open Air Concert, Irish music, Irish dance and typical foods and drinks.

Saint Patrick’s Day , Ireland’s national day, is a cultural and religious holiday, celebrated every year on March 17th around the world. It is named after Saint Patrick, the most commonly recognized of the patron saints of Ireland.

Over two thousand Irish and German locals and tourists participated on the parade through the borough of Kreuzberg.

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Festival of Lights 2012 – PBC Tron Bike

A PBC Tron Bike was placed at the Potsdamer Platz Arkaden in Berlin during this years Festival of Lights and will remain there until the 21st of October. The reason behind this is that the eBikes which were used during the Light Cycle Chase in Disney’s TRON: Legacy were designed by a German car designer, in fact, a car designer from Berlin and of course, the luminous futuristic design fits the current theme of Berlin.

The eBike, which is limited to only 10 pieces worldwide, is fully functional and was build in over 2.500 production hours. It uses an Apple iPad 3 as a controller and can reach a maximum speed of 200 km/h.

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Foreign Affairs 2012 – Mobile Garden House

A mobile garden house, created by the Japanese architect Kyohei Sakaguchi, in front of the Haus der Berliner Festspiele, serves as a stage for the Italian pianist and conductor Marino Formenti, as part of the Foreign Affairs Festival 2012.

The Project called “Nowhere” which Formenti describes as “A kind of pagan chapel where life and music can become one” is an experiment where boundaries between time and space become blurred, allowing the artist to reflect on music and rediscover wonder through repetition.

Formenti, right now, lives in this house till Saturday October 20th, 2012 and he plays a song every few minutes daily from 11am – 11pm. Everyone is invited to go in and listen to the music, whether for 5 minutes or 5 hours.

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