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The commemoration is still a little more than a year away, but the official program for the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s sailing for the unknown of the New World has been released.
The Mayflower 400 program includes over 500 festivities, celebrations and other programming in three countries — England in the United Kingdom, the United States and also the Netherlands — over the course of a year. The events begin with the Illuminate light festival in November 2019 and conclude with what is sure to be an impressive ceremony on September 16, 2020, which will be 400 years to the day when the Mayflower departed Plymouth, England.
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“The Mayflower voyage was one of the most influential journeys in global history and a defining moment in the shared history of Britain, the U.S. and the Netherlands,” said Adrian Vinken, chairman of Mayflower 400. “This program not only stands to strengthen our transatlantic links yet further, but will enable us to drive education and awareness through arts and culture.”
While there is still plenty of time you should start considering possible trips, as hotels in and around the unofficial Mayflower 400 capital of Plymouth will sell out by the big day.
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