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Edinburgh – a city of events, attractions and festivals Scotland’s capital has to be one of the best places to be in the world if you want to enjoy special events and festivals. It truly has something for everyone. So take time out from study and immerse yourself in the pleasures of this cultural capital. Events for 2019 have not yet been confirmed, but the calendar here gives you a flavour of the wide variety of events that are anticipated for 2018 and will give you a flavour of what 2019 may offer. January Warm up your January by taking part in Edinburgh’s world famous Hogmanay celebrations and celebrate the life of the internationally acclaimed Scottish poet Robert Burns. - Edinburgh’s Christmas celebrations run until early January and include fun leisure activities and beautiful stalls in Princes Street Gardens. Artists from around the world will perform in the theatrical phenomenon which is La Clique Noël. The show runs until 6th January. February 2018 Brighten up a cold February with a trip to Edinburgh Castle or the National Museum of Scotland with its 8,000 treasures waiting to be discovered. - Enjoy the Manipulate Festival, Scotland’s festival of visual theatre, puppetry and animation Markets and Fairs A wide variety of markets and fairs take place in Edinburgh through the year. These sell artisan foods and gifts, as well as vintage and craft goods. March March is a busy time of year for festivals. There is also the Six Nations rugby tournament. - Yarn Festival - Edinburgh’s Hogmanay (31 December) is one of the world’s largest New Year celebrations taking place over a significant area within central Edinburgh. Bring in the New Year with your new university friends while listening to the music in Princes Street gardens and watching the fireworks at the Castle. - Burns Night, on 25 January, is another highlight in the Scottish calendar. Take part in a Burns Supper, which celebrates the life, poetry and songs of Scotland’s most famous poet, Robert Burns. Burns was the author of ‘Auld Lang Syne’. Typically, at a Burns Supper you’ll have the opportunity to sample some haggis and enjoy a wee dram of whisky! - BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour - Capital Sci-Fi Conference - Holistic Ways Festival - Edinburgh Students Arts Festival - Edinburgh International Harp Festival - Edinburgh Students Arts Festival - Wee Dub Festival, Scotland’s biggest celebration of reggae, dub and sound system culture - G  ather Festival, celebrates the diverse communities and cultures at the University of Edinburgh - Syn Festival, Greek multi-arts festival - St Patrick’s Festival, Cowgate - Edinburgh’s Festival of Ireland - Scottish Tattoo Convention 38