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May Events 2012

May Events 2012

The month of May is packed full of great events taking place in destinations around the world. Here are some events we think you should check out...

Hafengeburtstag Hamburg, Germany (May 11th - 13th)

This is one of the largest port festivals in the world and it attracts close to one million people every year. This is a popular festival as a lot of the events are free to attend - water and air shows, great food stalls, music and performers plus more. It's a great event to attend if you find yourself in Hamburg this weekend.

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Sydney Writers' Festival, Australia (May 14th - 20th)

This festival is Australia's finest literary celebration and close to 400 Australian and international writers take part in the events. Sydney Writers' Festival celebrates all things literature related and many events are free, enticing thousands of literary fans to talks, readings and more.

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Cannes Film Festival, France (May 16th - 27th)

The highlight of the film world's calendar is the prestigious Festival de Cannes. Every year, film stars, directors and avid movie fans flock to the South of France for one of the oldest film festivals around. But the main focus is always on the highest honour of the festival - the Palme d'Or.

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San Francisco Oyster Fest, USA (May 19th)

Check out the annual O'Reilly's Oyster and Beer Festival in San Francisco on May 19th. Every year, locals and visitors flock here to sample oysters and lots of beer, while enjoying a whole host of great entertainment. It's a great day out so don't miss out if you find yourself in this part of the world for it.

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