Festivals in Wales, UK

If it moves, grows, sings, is edible, makes you laugh, feels good, sounds good, or just looks pretty, there's a Welsh festival to celebrate it. Any excuse really.

We've been throwing them since the first Eisteddfod back in 1176. Nowadays we've got scores of festivals big and small, from modern cult classics like Hay, Green Man, HowTheLightGetsIn, Wakestock and Laugharne, to one-off events in praise of... well, everything: agriculture, Victoriana, quilts, storytelling, poetry and comedy.

And let's not forget food festivals, from the mighty Abergavenny weekend to a whole smorgasbord of celebrations of everything from mackerel to oysters to wild food gathered from the hedgerows.