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Events and festivals

It all began in 1947. Edinburgh International Festival was established to encourage the “flowering of the human spirit” after the horrors of the World War II. Edinburgh Fringe and Edinburgh International Film Festival came into being the same year with many more annual events to follow. Today, more than 3,000 events featuring over 25,000 performers from 70 countries attract more than 250,000 visitors. Welcome to Edinburgh, Festival City. 

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