Enter Europe’s biggest single’s festival, the Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival.Imagining a formal setting for speed dating and socialising. This is a 6 week event of flirting, dancing and consuming ridiculous amounts of alcohol.Who could have predicted that after his canonisation in the 19Century that one man could influence such a grand profit for the gift card industry?St Valentine, as many will know, is the patron saint for love and both engaged and married couples.The Irish Mirror report that Marleze Kruger (46), a South African widow, is selling her home and business in Johannesburg and travelling a whopping 10,000 kilometres to the Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival to find love yet again.She plans to head to the famous Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival in August for the full five weeks of the festival and hopes to meet her future husband there.Everyone is invited and you may bring your own beverages.
This, hands down, is the most colourful house and techno event the world has ever seen.
This week I’ve come to the realisation that people love the obscure, especially when it comes to events.
Take for instance the annual Internet Cat Video Festival, held in Saint Paul, Minnesota last week. Growing in popularity, this year saw 13,000 feline lovers gather, with a giant ball of yarn provided in memory of Cecil the Lion.
950,000 people, 30 love mobiles, 7 stages, with the beautiful Zurich as your backdrop, you would be mad not to have this on your bucket list.
Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival – Lisdoonvarna, Ireland: 28 August – 4 October, 2015 Step aside Tinder.