About 60 Sathya Sai devotees from Germany attended the Sathya Sai Cultural Summer Festival in July 2013, a five-day event held in the city of Bad Neuenahr near the former capital, Bonn. Following the tradition set in the previous year to connect spirituality with culture, the event focused on “Everyday Culture and Its Spiritual Aspects.” The festival began on 22nd July 2013, the holy day of Gurupoornima. The programme examined man’s relationship with nature, animal, man and God, through a series of lectures, workshops, excursions and cultural programmes in the evenings. Several lectures dealt with the “Art of Communication” and how it has changed through the decades, in keeping with Swami’s teachings and the implications of using mobile phones in the present day.