Launched in 1982 by the French Ministry for culture, the Fête de la Musique is held in more than hundred countries in Europe and over the world. It takes place every 21st June, the day of the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere.
Thanks to the impulse and the dynamism of the French cultural network abroad (the departments of Cultural Affairs at the French Embassies, french cultural Centers and Institutes and the Alliances Françaises) the Fête has an important international growth. Indeed, a lot of events are now set up by local organisers (Ministries for Culture, City Councils, local artistic associations, etc.). For example, in Europe, a professional and institutional network, called « Fête européenne de la Musique », was created. In other countries, the informations about the programmes and the reports on the 21st of June are less formal, there are many projects indeed.
We have to invent the Fête de la Musique again and again, taking care of each country cultural specificities. In this way, it will become a real emblematic event in most of the countries.