Even though twin-births have become more common, the prospect of twins still incites enough excitement that a legion of festivals abound around the world to honour the phenomena.
Held every year on the first day of August in the town of Twinsburg, Ohio, Twins Days is one of the most important festivals for twins in the world. Whether identical or non, young or old, twins, triplets or any other kind of multiples, everyone is welcome to attend the party.
Though twins tend to dress the same for the festival, there is no specific requirement as such. Events held throughout pit participants against each other with various prizes at stake. In terms of grub, traditional small town American fare such as wiener roasts, pancake breakfasts and barbecue is available.
Registration fees are $15 for twins, $22.50 for triplets, $30 for quadruplets and $37.50 for quintuplets.
Twins Culture Festival
This popular twin festival is held at the beginning of October in Beijing, China, as part of the city’s National Day celebrations. A raucous red carpet parade is the highlight of the festival.
Ever since the first edition of the Twins Culture Festival, when 500 pairs of twins were in attendance, the popularity of the event has grown. Today the amount of twin pairs is over 700. Events include singing, dancing and martial arts demonstrations. Many twins perform in hope of attracting the attention of a talent scout.
Twins Plus Festival
This Australian event for twins is not held every year, with the last festival taking place in 2006 at Thoroughbred Park in Canberra. A truly international festival, the last edition drew over 1,500 twins, with talk of a Guinness Book of Records attempt.
The next Twins Plus Festival is in 2009 so if you’re a twin or if you have some in your family, hurry up and get registered. You don’t want to miss out on all the fun, events and live performances by known artists. This is a way for the Australian Twins Registry to show appreciation for all the twins who have taken part in important research.
Coney Island Twins Festival
Twins and multiple siblings come to Astroland Amusement Park in Coney Island every year to have fun and meet more of their own. It’s a great place for kids and adults alike and draws a huge crowd of participants and spectators.
For people who want access to the amusement park, there are discounted bracelets available in conjunction with the event. The Coney Island Twins Festival takes place every year in the month of July.