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Tunisia’s First Balloons Festival May Be the Coolest Event to Happen this Year

For the very first time in Africa and in the Arab World, Tunisia will host the Tunisian Balloons Festival at Sousse and Hammamet. The event, which will take place between March 16 and 23, will feature an impressive number of hot air balloons floating each morning above the city of Sousse, Tunisia, as well as Night Glow shows in the evening.

Teams from across the world, from Spain and Italy to Taiwan, Poland and Switzerland will be participating in the event, where hot-air balloons will be flying to a height of 10 meters. By the end of the event, the “Night Glow Final” will be held in Hammamet, with a balloon show and a party that promises to amaze, featuring top Tunisian DJs.

Organizers are expecting thousands of visitors participating in the festival’s first edition, which will be followed by yearly events every March to turn Tunisia the “African capital of the balloon.”

For more information: Visit the Tunisia Balloons Festival‘s website and Facebook page.

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Valentina Primo

Journalist, globetrotter, and determined idealist. Since Valentina left her home country of Argentina, she has searched for ways to build bridges between cultures and foster dialogue. Her previous work in international organizations in Italy and Germany fed her passion for the world of development, while her 8-year journalistic experience in Argentina and Egypt increased her curiosity for everything that challenges the stereotype. She holds a BA in Journalism and a Masters in Peace Studies with a specialization in Human Rights.

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