event calendar may not be as full as its neighboring cities, but the
city certainly celebrates both spiritual and material festivals with
the same pomp and zest.
Probably one of
its main events is the Milan Fashion Week, held every year during
February. The word ‘week' is actually a misnomer, as
the festival goes on a few days longer to accommodate more catwalk
shows. The fashion week is a testament to Milan's high appreciation
and growing emphasis for the world of fashion.
The event usually unleashes the Autumn and Winter
trends for the year. Labels such as Gucci, Armani, Dolce and Gabbana,
and Prada, are only a handful of the participants in the various
fashion shows. The shows are by invitation only, but visitors will
have a good time encountering various fashion icons roaming the
streets of Milan.
From June until August, the Festival Latino Americano
is held to the city's Forum to honor the spirit of Latin America.
This outdoor cultural festival turns the venue into a South American
Village, with live musical acts, literature offerings, visual art
exhibits, performance art, handicrafts, films, folklore, and food
all relating to the colourful Latin American culture.
As for religious events, December 7 marks the
Festa di Sant'Ambrogio, and the people of Milan celebrates
this event by holding religious celebrations and traditional fairs
on the Fiera di Milano. Another fiesta occurs in June. The Festa
del Naviglio is filled with parades, musical acts, and other performances.
To find out what events are happening in the city
upon your arrival, just pay a visit to the Milan tourist office.