Described as the ‘performance of a picnic’ Dîner en Blanc is one of our favourite events that enfolds around the world. Requiring a dash of spontaneity, the fete that originated in Paris manages to bring together friends and strangers all decked in white, at a secret location. This all began in 1988 when Francois Pasquier planned a small get-together for friends in Paris’ Bois de Boulogne. He asked pals to wear white so they could find each other. Today, Pasquier’s son, Aymeric has expanded it into an international sensation. What started with simple word-of-mouth today has as many as 15,000 white-clad guests meeting annually in Paris’ public spaces, and leaving tens of thousands on a waiting list.   Instead of creating chaos, this event is actually intended to add value – with an emphasis on ‘community.’ An event that completely evolves a landmark of a city into a sea of people decked in white sharing food, laughter and memories. Paris, the original location still doesn’t obtain a permit to perform this event – not the case in most other cities.
The event begins with the tradition of the waving the napkins in the air – a sign of occupying the public space!
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