On one hand, J. Goldblatt defines the special event as being ‘a unique moment in time, celebrated as a particular ceremony to meet special needs’. On the other hand, Dr. Getz, in ‘Event Management and Event Tourism’ speaks about special events as the opportunity of new cultural and social experiences, beyond everyday experience.

Special events have certain specific characteristics: uniqueness, quality, authenticity, status, memorabilia, motivational force, providing a complete experience, projected on a theme and creative resources, also having a rational basis.