The day to mark on the calendar is: May 19th, and thereafter it will be every third Saturday in May every year.
The event: Culture Freedom Day Here's a website all about Culture Freedom Day.
So, what's the difference between this and Software Freedom Day (traditionally held the third Saturday in September, sometimes colliding with "Talk Like A Native Of West Country England Day")?
Well, see, the world of free (as in freedom) artists doesn't always fit well into the world of free (as in freedom) software. There are many Free Culture advocates who don't necessarily fit under the Libre Software tent, but there's been a lot of Free Culture members showing up on Software Freedom Day. So now they get their own separate day.
Nobody will boo you if you attend both, though.
I'll quote this little press release that showed up in the hopper:
"What we have envisioned is a day where all the Free Culture artists
around the world could walk in the street and play, act or showcase
their work and explain to people what Free Culture is and why they have
chosen to contribute to the movement. Of course there could also be some
amount of discussions and debates, but we should definitely stay away
from long presentations and make it a real festival where the general
public would come and simply enjoy the show while learning about those
This sounds like more fun than a box of kittens, and I'd love to see this take off. So I'm doing my little duty by passing it along.
Most interesting would be the inclusion of "outsider" art, folk art, indie music, performance artists, and all those other fringe avant-garde makers and shakers. If this becomes their chief venue - think of an open-air round-the-world Burning Man without the hassle - wouldn't that be cool?
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