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Tourism Calender For The Month Of December 2007

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Dec 1, Santa Claus World Championship

Christmas will not be the same without jolly old Santa Claus or the gifts that he brings. The town of Samnaun in Switzerland organized a Santa Championship in his honour. Various teams take part in a series of competitions that test the skills a good Santa must possess. Winnable Santas climb chimneys, deliver gifts with the help of a donkey, decorate gingerbread houses and fight it out in many more events. Of course, they have to war a Santa costume to participate. Visit : www.clauwau.com

Dec 2-3, Chichibu Yomatsuri, Japan

This is one of the most spectacular float festivals held in Japan. Kabuki plays are performed atop the floats and on the second day, massive flats covered in lanterns are pulled through the streets of the town by hundreds of enthusiastic and sometimes drunk revelers. Visit : www.jnto.go.jp

Dec 5, The King’s Birthday Celebrations

Thailand’s beloved King celebrates his 80th birthday on this date. Numerous events, including the royal ceremony and prayer meeting, will be held across Bangkok. The King also grants a public audience in the Chakri Maha Prasat Throne Hall. Visit : www.80thbirthdayanniversary.go.th

Dec 7-9, Tattoo Convention, Berlin

This convention, held in Germany, is for those who love body art. Many well-known tattoo artists, suppliers and merchandisers and tattoo organizations take part in this event. There are competitions as well for the best tattoo in many categories. A tattoo queen will also be chosen. Visit : www.tattoo-convention.de

Dec 10-16, Cambalache Festival, Argentina

Buenos Aires hosts a number of tango festivals. But only the Cambalache Festival combines dance with theatre and looks at tango not just as a dance but as a performance art. The festival includes workshops and even tango-humour events. Around 19 groups from around the world will be participating. Visit : www.tangodata.gov.ar

Dec 13-16, Chocolate Christmas, Italy

Chocolate takes over the town of Varese on these dates, with stalls overflowing with numerous chocolaty treats and drinks. Visitors can also learn how to make chocolates and make all their chocolate related purchases at the Chocomarket. Visit : www.eurochocolate.com

Dec 14-16, Carriacou Parang Festival

Parang is a folk music form of the Caribbean associated with Christmas, when these carol-like songs are sung. The Parang festival held in Grenada, opens with a free concert. Then the signers travel around the town, singing parang songs. Visit : www.grenadagrenadines.com

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