▶ Most schools and neighborhood communities hold a sports festival once or twice a year. Some companies hold one too. These events are normally held near the national holiday called Sports Day in October. The purpose is community and team building.
▶ People compete in games such as sprint, relay or hurdle races. Tug-of-war between different groups is also common. There are non-competitive performances, too, such as dancing and cheerleading.
▶ Western classical music is often used as background music for the sports festivals. For example, pieces from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker and Rossini’s William Tell.