This vibrant and passionate month of July is heated up by the FIFA World Cup matches. If you’re a football fan, the football capital of South Africa – Durban is also a mecca you cannot miss! The city is home to the Moses Mabhida Stadium, where FIFA World Cup matches were held in 2010.
Apart from the FIFA World Cup, the Vodacom Durban July scheduled on July 7 is another hit in this exciting month! The Vodacom Durban July is revered as the grandest carnival of horse-racing, fashion and entertainment that can be traced back to July 1897, and the 121st event will be held this year. On every first Saturday of July, the carnival attracts about 55,000 audiences, including popular South Africa musicians and fashion celebrities.
“沃德肯德班七月节”一向是南非时尚人士不可错过的重要时刻，每年设计师和艺术家们都会根据主题带来自己的灵感创作。今年的主题是It is time，通过时装了解时尚是如何随着时间的推移而演变的，展现不同时代的灵感所激发的永恒而复杂的设计。比赛日当天，设计师与模特将在主看台前的跑道上演时装大赛，评选出当日最佳着装奖项，想必相当精彩！
Vodacom Durban July is also a significant event for fashion icons. Designers and artists would produce inspiring works based on the theme of the year. "IT IS TIME" is the theme of this year, which reveals the evolution of fashion through the change of fashionable clothes over time, and showcases the timeless and complex designs inspired by the features of different eras. On the race day, designers and models will present a fashion show on the track in front of the main stand, and the Raceday Fashion Award will be granted.
Horse-racing will definitely be the most eye-catching part of Vodacom Durban July. The matches will be held at Greyville Racecourse, where fierce competitions will take place among 18 players. Winners of the horse-racing matches will be rewarded with 4.25 million Rand (around 2.05 million Yuan). The whole city will get excited by the cheering of the audience!
Apart from the striking fashion shows and adrenaline-charged matches, many festive tents will be set up, turning the site into a world of carnival! Music, food, wines and dazzling shows, you will be entertained by whatever you like. Dancing to the music while enjoying authentic South African food, nothing in the world can be more enjoyable!
Come to the Greyville Racecourse in Durban and enjoy the inspiring horse-racing event! To learn more about the Vodacom Durban July, click "Read More" below to enter the official website of Vodacom Durban July. Let's set out now for the inspiring experience of horse-racing!