The first time the White Nights were celebrated, was in Paris in the year 2002. The idea was to show the inhabitants their own city and contemporary creation in a different way.
Due to the big success among the population, other European cities joined this unique idea and therefore the European White Nights were born. Other cities celebrating currently this one night event are Amsterdam, Brussels, Bucharest, La Valetta, Madrid and Riga.
In the year 2006 Madrid held the first White Night (La Noche Blanca) with increasing popularity and consolidation during the last years.
Tonight and during ten hours, the fourth edition of the White Night is held, with over 100 art and culture activities and events scheduled throughout the traffic free inner city.
Different venues will offer all kind of activities for all age groups and tastes.
Hundreds of thousands of people will visit museums at night, listen to live music, street theatre, dance and other activities.
The different circuits include the Film Circuit, Music Circuit, the Visual Arts Circuit and the Performing Arts Circuit. Open events to choose from are an Afro Jam Session, a Chinese Rock Group, Arabic Worldviews, Image, Poetry and Chopin, Free dynamic readings or Movie Glamour at the Museum, just to name only a very few events.