Libelli habent sua fata, the Romans allegedly said: booklets have their own destiny. They are texts written by individuals, but these texts acquire autonomy vis-a-vis their creators, even while they are being written. Texts have their own destiny and there is not much their authors can do about it. In some cases, certainly in those of sacred texts, like the Koran, the Bible, and the Bhagavad-Gita, books have extremely dense destinies. It is not unusual these days to liken cities to texts. In a way, the city is like a palimpsest, that is, a parchment from which texts have been erased partially or totally in order to make room for new texts. Indeed, cities can represent hideous destinies. Festivals of international solidarity put host cities in the limelight positively, and if they are organized well, they boost the urban economy and morale.