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Learn languages this summer in Scotland with International Festival of Edinburgh

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Learn languages this summer in Scotland with International Festival of Edinburgh

Equipo de Marketing August 11, 2016

Learn languages this summer with the Festivals of Edinburgh

Learning languages not always is easy, MyHOSTpitality wants to help you thanks to their posts. That’s why this summer we are writing about international festivals so you can attend to them, learn languages and discover different cultures.

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and during the month of August, it becomes a synonym of the festival. It is characterized by its International Festival.


The International Festival of Edinburgh is the most important event that takes place in the Scottish capital. Every summer it gathers thousands of visitors. The festival emerged in 1947 as a cultural event to gather up artists and audiences from all over the world. It lasts three weeks, from the 5th to the 29th of August. The city takes artists of all kinds in, with music shows, theatre, dance, and comedy. The streets are filled with performances, tourists, and craft stands.

The festival ends the 29th of August with the Fireworks Concert, a great fireworks show. At the same time, there’s a concert of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. You have to pay for the tickets, although there are people that prefer to stand in the surrounding areas and listen to it on the radio.


In this festival, you can find the best artists in the world of dance, classic music, contemporary music, opera, and theatre. The performances are for free and by payment and last until dawn.

The most important theatres and concert halls of Edinburgh are the main references where there are daily performances. But also in small stores, taverns or shops different performances are offered.

In this city, we can come up with festivals from June until the beginning of September, but the special ones are in August. The topics are similar between each other and are celebrated on stages, in theatres, shops, schools, churches, concert halls, and universities.

When we refer to the Edinburgh Festival we cannot talk about a single festival, there are more than one in the same city and some of them are celebrated at the same time. 15th 26th

Edinburgh International Film Festival


From the 15th to the 26th of June, 2016. It’s the most ancient annual cinema festival in the world that appeared in 1947. In different places all over the city, you can watch movies, documentaries or short films.

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival


From the 15th to the 24th of July, 2016. It’s a part of the festivals despite the fact that is celebrated in July. Jazz concerts are arranged in different establishments of the city. There are free and payment events. Besides, there’s also a parade for music lovers.

Edinburgh Art Festival


From the 28th of July to the 28th of August, 2016. The museums and art galleries of Edinburgh arrange exhibitions, guided tours and lectures during this month. We can also find sculptures in public places.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe


From the 5th to the 29th of August, 2016. It’s the biggest festival of scenic arts in the world. Is a nonofficial alternative to the International Festival of Edinburgh that appeared in 1947. We can find artists, designers, and interpreters that wouldn’t join the International Festival. They offer free shows in the streets of the city. There are all sorts of cultural shows, artists, and public. We can also find theatre, comedy, dance and music.

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo


From the 5th to the 27th of August, 2016. One of the most popular festivals. It’s a show of music and military dance that is celebrated annually in Edinburgh’s Castle, every year is different because the topic is constantly changing. Besides, there are fireworks. Tickets are sold in a blink despite being so expensive.

Edinburgh International Book Festival


From the 13th to the 29th of August, 2016. The International Book Festival of Edinburgh is the biggest literary festival in the world. It gathers hundreds of exhibitors, there are different events that are related to the literary world such as literary, political and cultural debates. 27th 28th

Edinburgh Mela


From the 27th to the 28th of August, 2016. It’s the biggest music and dance event in Scotland. We can find the different music and dance styles of the world.


Learn languages, thanks to MyHOSTpitality, with Edinburgh’s Festivals

If what you are looking for this summer is to learn languages abroad, one of the best ways is living with a native that can teach you the native language and the culture. With  MyHOSTpitality is that simple, check out our website, join our community and begin to organize your own exchange. If what you really want is to go to Edinburgh on a short term, search in our community for a host that could offer you free accommodation in exchange for sharing your native language, becoming that way in a guest.  

Do not hesitate, visit all the festivals thanks to MyHOSTpitality

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