I don't thing it is correct of citing the Berling Night at museum in link with Nuit Blanche. Nuit Blanche is realy something different. In the "night at the museem" concept, you can basically go to museum for free at night. And although museum tend to extend their exposition to outside world during this period, things are mostly happening inside.
Nuit Blanche is a very specific idea : the whole city is your museum and you are free to go and enjoy things. AFAIK, NuitBlanche also have two other things in mind : weather is supposed to be cold (freezing) and everything should be classy-like. Classy reference is clearly a hidden reference to "Soirée Blanche" (White Evening) led by Eddy Barclay in St Tropey for decades, when lot of happy-few-people around art where hopping to be invited.
To me it is verry unfair speding 1 big paragraph over St Petersburg night's festivals, 1 paragraph over Berlin Night at the museum and a very little line about Paris Nuit Blanche. Isn't that odd ?
St Pertersburg and Berlin (as well as other festival around the world) have clearly inspired the Nuit Blanche paradigm, but Nuit blanch is one very specific thing. And this article explain very little of it :( —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 07:44, 2 October 2010 (UTC)
- Oppose merges. These are different events in different continents, and would benefit from having their own articles. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 18:48, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
What's in a name
Yes, essentially they are the same thing. The UK uses the Light Night name as this was the name given to the first event in the UK, which was in Leeds. Whether it's Light Night, Nuit Blanches (France), Notte Bianca (Italy) or Lange Nacht (Germany) they have similar principles. These have been adapted by the UK (see www.lightnight.org) and seven cities have joined a UK network. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Martin Blackwell (talk • contribs) 07:44, 27 April 2009 (UTC)
That is still no reason to merge them all. This messes up categories and so forth. If they are really short then there may be a case, but both the examples currently suggested seem fine to me. Johnbod (talk) 18:17, 6 May 2009 (UTC)
I removed three Toronto items: the category "Toronto festivals", and the only two external links, to the official Toronto site and to an article in kapital mag. I assume the good faith of whoever added these, but they don't fit. Nuit blanche is not a festival belonging to any one city; Toronto has one popular example of the arts phenomenon, that's all. If there were a Wikipedia article solely for the Toronto festival , then of course all the "Toronto festivals" category would be sensible. Seoncdly, the official site: if we list one, we have to list them all, in fairness, and "Wikipedia is not a mirror or a repository of links" (Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not). The article might be a good one, but the link doesn't work for me. It is not clear from the kapital website whether there is a print version. BrainyBabe (talk) 07:10, 29 September 2009 (UTC)
- City-related categories should be present on this article for every city that has a Nuit Blanche. Bearcat (talk) 21:16, 28 April 2010 (UTC)
The title of the merged article should be in English, because this is an Anglophone encyclopedia. White Nights exists or White Night Festivals might be best. I would be in favor, however, of letting the really big festivals have their own pages, provided that they are a big enough deal to support separate articles and provided someone has taken the trouble to build one.AMuseo (talk) 15:32, 21 July 2010 (UTC)
- There's a huge difference between winter festivals held on dark nights like the UK Light Night events, and White Nights held on... well, "white nights", when the sun doesn't set in the far north in summer, St Petersburg etc. They are getting muddled in the current situation. PamD (talk) 20:01, 21 July 2010 (UTC)
- I have been BOLD and have created a new article White Night festivals. My reasons are 1) It is an internaitonal phenomenon with new festivals self-consciously emulating the early ones in St. Petersburg and Paris. 2) there are sources that cite St. Petersburgh as the grandaddy of all-night summer arts festivals, and this has an inherent plausibility since midsummer night twilight in St. Petersburg, and dark in Paris. 3) this is an English encyclopedia. and 4) I have left the larger pages alone, and linked them to the new page. I see no reason why large, important festivals should not have their own pages.AMuseo (talk) 16:00, 26 July 2010 (UTC)