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: White Nights ( ), La Notte Bianca (), La Noche en
Blanco (), Noaptea alba (), Nata e Bardhe (), Balt Nakts ().
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October 2005 with numerous concerts (Baglioni, Pino Daniele, 99 Posse,
Almamegretta, Stadio) and theatrical and cultural events. The attendance was twice the population of
Naples itself. Other Italian Notte Bianche took place in Genoa,Turin, Reggio Calabria, and Catanzaro.[5]
The British festivals are called Light night and began in Leeds, England in 2005 as part of the launch of
the region-wide Illuminate Cultural Festival. [6] In Leeds in October 2005, these 'unusual cultural events'
included a string quartet playing at the top of the Town Hall clock tower, a tour round a pitch black church
with only a torch and a sinister audio-guide that could not be trusted, and a 'Treasure Hunt' from the
Institute for Crazy Dancing. The Treasure Hunt involved 200 audience members being led across the city
and becoming a show in their own right, collecting white boiler suits and umbrellas en route, and dancing
up and down Briggate, the main shopping street, with three shire horses, an ice cream van and the
bagpipes of Leeds Pipe Band.[6][7]
Leeds was joined by Bradford, Sheffield, York and Hull for Light Night 2006. Several other major cities
across the country including Birmingham hosted Light Night events in 2008. This has spread even further
in 2009 and includes Belfast, Liverpool and Nottingham. Brighton and Hove launched an official partner
event 'White Night' in 2008. [8] Produced by Brighton and Hove Arts Commission, the event is partnered
with the annual event in Amiens and sees the cities' arts venues, theatres, galleries and outdoor spaces
play host to a wide selection of arts activities, shows, installations, tours and trails. In 2009, a British
network of Light Night towns and cities was established. [9]
Started in 2003, Montreal was the first Canadian city to adopt the Nuit blanche concept. The event is the
finale of the week-long Montreal High Lights Festival. [10][11] In 2011, the festival will be held on February 26,
from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., and will feature some 200 mostly free indoor and outdoor events throughout the
city.[12] Most of the events will be held in the Plateau-Mont-Royal, the Olympic Stadium, the Quartier des
Spectacles downtown, the old city and port, and throughout the metropolis' famous underground city (the
biggest in the world).[13] The STM, Montreal's transit authority, offers night-long metro service as well as
special shuttle buses between events. In 2010, the event attracted 325,000 people. The Nuit Blanche is
sponsored byHydro-Quebec.[10][11]

"4 Letter Word Machine" (D. A. Therrien) - Light installation

In 2006, Nuit Blanche came to Toronto. Christophe Girard, Deputy Mayor of Paris, who instituted the
Parisian Nuit Blanche in 2002, traveled there to help launch the event, praising its citizens for their love of
"the magic and the mysteries of the night". [14] Attendance at this inaugural event was estimated by City
Hall to have been 425,000 people; the following year almost doubled that, attracting 800,000 revelers. In
2008 and 2009 this number increased to close to a million. [15][16] Toronto's event is now sponsored by
Scotiabank, and is officially named "Scotiabank Nuit Blanche". The 7th edition of Nuit Blanche for Toronto
will be held on 29th, September 2012.[17]
2006 also saw the first Lejl Imdawwal (Lit Night) in Malta, in the capital city of Valletta.[18][19] Throughout the
fortified city, shops remained open. The Co-Cathedral of St.John was open for display.
The summer solstice in Iceland is celebrated on the 24th of June, on the day of St. John the Baptist, when
only three hours of modest darkness are experienced in the region of Reykjavik. It is called Jnsmessa,
and it is usually celebrated in small groups of family or friends around bonfires. On this day all of nature is
thought to work in an unusual way, with rocks and herbs gaining magical powers, cows gaining the ability
to speak, seals take on human form, and elves emerge from the netherworld. During this night, people roll
around naked in the dew of the shortest night to wash themselves of the past year and bring good luck. It
is also known as the Viking New Year.
In 2007, Looptopia was held in Chicago in May, the first event of its type held in the United States.[citation


Luminaria is San Antonios adaptation of White Nights, originally conceived in Paris, France in 2002, in
an attempt to bring contemporary art to the masses in public spaces. White Nights is a 12-hour event
with a goal of making contemporary art accessible to large audiences, while inspiring dialogue and
engaging the public to examine its significance and impact on public space. It is a free event that
encourages celebration and community engagement. For one night, spaces are transformed into
temporary exhibitions. Luminaria is celebrating its fourth year (2008-2011) as a part of this international
In 2008, Lima hosted a Noche en Blanco in mid-May, within the framework of cultural activities of the
fifth Latin America, the Caribbean and the European Union Summit.[20] The capital ofSouth Korea threw its
first nocturnal cultural festival, Seoul Open Night, in August that year, estimating a draw of about 100,000
citizens at six downtown districts. Santa Monica, California, hosted its first biannual all-night festival under
the name of Glow,[21] inspired by Nuit Blanche, on July 19 on the famous Santa Monica Pier, on the
beach north and south of the Pier and in the nearby Palisades Park. Over 200,000 people attended and
enjoyed 27 original commissioned artworks with over 100 participating artists.