The purpose of the white night, whose name is given to be held after sunsetIt is bringing contemporary artistic creation to the citizens. The common objectives of all cities that organized white nights are: free, avant-garde, citizenship and sustainability. The exchange of experiences with the development of joint programmes and the internationalization of local artists through an exchange of proposals is also promotes.
From the year 2012 the white night also installed in Uruguay, in the town of La Floresta (Department of Canelones). Every year more people attend the celebration to enjoy culture.
White nights in Spain
Were the first cities of Spanish in La Noche en Blanco Madrid in 2006 and Burgos, Malaga, Albacete and Barcelona in 2008. From 2011 numerous municipalities throughout the Iberian peninsula have been added to this cultural initiative.
The first night in Blanco in Spain took place in Madrid in September 2006resulting in a success of participation and interest that left hundreds of thousands of people attending the call that night patent.
In September 2007 from 9 pm from Saturday 22 until the morning of Sunday 23 7, was held the second Noche en Blanco in Madrid. Numbers, once more, are enormous: 173 activities, 80% designed specifically for this event, 118 spaces and a schedule in which will participate 233 cultural entities - 95 of them, as the Instituto Cervantes or the Chamber of Deputiesparticipate for the first time - and 156 companies or individual artists.
The Municipal Institute of culture and tourism of the city of Burgos launches for the first time the white night of Burgos on May 17, 2008, by choosing this date as the day before the conclusion of the procession of the Virgin white.
The white night of Burgos is intended to be a cultural expression free and open to all citizens who are held in numerous public areas, both open and closed. Parks, squares, streets, theatres, centres of artistic creation, museums and the historical heritage of the city will be visited by artists in an original way with original proposals for a white night. It's a night of artists invading the streets and spaces and institutions with restricted access open to the citizens. The hospitality of the city also opened its doors with suggestions for the white night of Burgos.
The participation has been spectacular in all the editions held from 50,000 persons in the first edition to 180,000 in the year 2011, not never falling elsewhere in editions of more than one hundred thousand spectators.
Malaga and the Costa del Sol, joined for the first time in May 2008 to this initiative.
The fifth edition of the Malaga white night took place the morning of May 12, 2012 and was attended by more than 200,000 participants in the 153 cultural activities offered.
Albacete started in the so-called white nights in 2008 with numerous performances of theatre, music, circus and dance filled the streets of the city center until dawn.
The morning of the July 5, 2008, the city held its first night in white, with cultural activities centered in the District of Montjuïc.6
The white night of Bilbao started in June 2009 with 30 shows that filled the streets until after two in the morning.
The first Canarian white night dawn took place of the November 29, 2009, in the city patrimony of the humanity of La Laguna, in Tenerife, after the lighting of the Christmas lights.
The night of the September 4, 2010 held for the first time in the city of Badajoz. As in Madrid and Malaga, multiple activities and museums were they remained open. The initiative was met with success in the city, so the following year held a new edition with repeated success. According to the official data, 75,000 people participated in this city of 150,000 people. The old part of the city became a place where thousands of people filled the streets of color and party atmosphere.
The event called white night of Teguise is promoted by the municipality of Teguise with the collaboration of employers located in the historic centre of the Villa Teguise. Born in 2011, two years later, the white night of Teguise was awarded distinguished of the tourism in the events category for the tourism sector in Lanzarote.
Every year thousands of people come together the first Friday of the month of July in the white night of Teguise, from 4 o'clock to 4 o'clock in the morning, turning the old town of La Villa in a stage of culture, art, gastronomy and music, with a wide offer of leisure, cultural and sports activities, which are held by different streets of the center of the town of Teguise.
Web oficial Ayuntamiento de Teguise: www.teguise.es
On the initiative of civil society, Sevilla (2012) is enjoying of its White night from 2012 thanks to the Association Seville is moving.
This non-profit association promoting since this cultural project in Seville, being able to integrate the institutional support of the City Council of Seville, Junta de Andalucía, Diputación de Sevilla and Central Government through the participation of institutions linked to various ministries under one umbrella. The programming consists predominantly of programming of private participants, some of which are part of the program's sponsors who financed the activity. Every year the public success has increased progressively, until 2014 for hundreds of activities with more than 50,000 visitors.
Other cities that have joined the white night circuit are: Requena (2009) Alcalá de Henares (2011), Zaragoza (2011), Nerja (2012), Almeria (2012), Cáceres (2012), Granada (2013), Cuevas del Almanzora (2014) and Oviedo (2013).