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Polar Jazz Festival in Svalbard, Norway

Polar Jazz Festival in Svalbard, Norway is held on February 1. Since 1998. It is the worlds northernmost music festival. This event in the first decade of the month February is annual. Help us Help us 
1 February - Polar Jazz Festival in Svalbard, Norway
Polarjazz or The Polar Jazz Festival by a couple of jazz enthusiasts in 1997 in Longyearbyen, Svalbard is the northernmost jazz festival in the world, and is arranged every year in February.
A glacier-covered land where the sun doesn't shine from October 26 to February 15 and where carrying a gun almost everywhere is necessary to avoid being eaten by polar bears.
It was a very good idea because previously it was just cold and dark and nothing happened. The festival does more than offer locals a diversion during the long polar night. It provides a boost to businesses and efforts to market winter tourism activities such dog sledding, snowmobiling and watching the northern lights. The event's original purpose, in fact, was fighting efforts to reduce by half the six weekly jet flights to and from the mainland during the dark months, according to a co-founder.

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