Travel Event Calendar

 

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Jul 1 – Sep 30 all-day
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  The African Wildlife Migration occurs from July to September each year. Over a million strong population of wildebeests, zebras and antelopes start their long trek. The animals travel north from Tanzania’s Serengeti Plains to…
Sep 6 – Sep 8 all-day
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  Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year and is celebrated over two days. Apples and honey are traditionally eaten to usher in a sweet new year.   Israel will be the best place to experience Rosh…
Sep 18 – Oct 4 all-day
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Oktoberfest is the largest beer festival in the world. Originally called Oktoberfest to represent a festival in October, the festival was moved to late September for the better weather. This event is surprisingly family friendly…
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  The largest hot air balloon festival is the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. For 9 straight days, the skies are filled with colourful balloons.   Balloon Fiesta Park is the venue for the balloon festival.…
Oct 8 – Oct 17 all-day
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The New Orleans Jazz Festival (shortened to Jazzfest) is the world premiere Jazz festival. Jazz is said to be born in New Orleans. It has a combination of African and European influences. So pay homage to…
Oct 11 – Oct 12 all-day
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Thanksgiving is an important time of the year for Canadians. People travel large distances to be with their families on this occasion. Families gather over a meal usually consisting of roast turkey, cranberry sauce, potato,…
Oct 31 – Nov 2 all-day
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Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican festival to pay respect to deceased family members and friends. First and foremost Dia de los Muertos is not a Mexican Halloween. It…
Oct 31 – Nov 1 all-day
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Halloween is an occasion where people dress up in scary costumes and go trick or treating. What some people don’t know is that the tradition traces its roots back to paganism. Technically speaking Halloween is not…
Nov 1 2021 – Feb 28 2022 all-day
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The Aurora Borealis is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The beautiful light display is a result of charged particles from the sun reacting with gaseous particles of our atmosphere. This natural event…
Nov 1 – Nov 6 all-day
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  Diwali is a 5 day Hindu festival celebrated around the world.  The underlying theme of Diwali is that light triumphs over darkness. It is known as the Festival of Lights as candles, lamps and fireworks feature…
Nov 25 – Nov 26 all-day
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  Thanksgiving is the most important American holiday. It is time of the year when families gather around the dining table to give thanks. Black Friday proceeds after Thanksgiving. It is the heavily discounted shopping…
Dec 25 – Dec 27 all-day
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Day Hour Minute Second   Christmas celebrates the birth of baby Jesus. Nothing quite beats a white snowy Christmas. The best place to experience this is in North America and Europe. If you are on the lookout…
Dec 30 2021 – Jan 2 2022 all-day
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  Hogmanay is a Scottish New Year’s Eve celebration held over three days in Edinburgh. The festival begins on the 30th of December and finishes on the 1st of January.   Day 1: 30th December…
Dec 31 2021 – Jan 1 2022 all-day
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Day Hour Minute Second New Year’s is probably the most celebrated event in the world. People gather with their friends and family to count in the new year. Popular New Year’s Eve spots with the…
Jan 5 – Feb 5 all-day
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The colourful buildings you see are made entirely of ice. Multicolour lights are used to light up the ice sculptures. How freaking amazing is that! Visit the incredible ice sculptures at the largest winter festival…
Jan 20 – Jan 30 all-day
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Do you love films and are you looking for something outside of the Hollywood cliche? Then Sundance Film  Festival has your name all over it.   The Sundance Film Festival provides the best showcase of…
Jan 25 – Jan 26 all-day
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Up Helly Aa is an intimate fire themed festival which traces it roots back to the 1880s. Participation in the torch procession is for locals only. Fear not as visitors are welcome to be spectators…
Jan 31 – Feb 6 all-day
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  Chinese New Year is the celebration of the new year based on the Chinese lunar calendar. The calendar is based on a 12 year cycle with an animal representing each year. 2021 is the…
Feb 4 – Feb 20 all-day
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  Beijing is the first city to host both the Summer Olympic (2008) and Winter Olympics (2022). The three areas that will host events are Beijing, Yanqing and Chongli.   The Olympic stadiums in 2008…
Feb 6 – Feb 16 all-day
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Get your masquerade masks and frilly costumes for Venice Carnival! The first Carnival in Venice was held in 1162. The event was founded to be a fun and merry occasion for adults. Wearing a mask…
Feb 13 – Feb 14 all-day
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The Super Bowl is a Grid Iron Grand Final for the two best teams in the National Football League (NFL). Grid Iron is a unique sport to the United States. Teams score points by getting…
Feb 14 – Feb 15 all-day
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Ah Valentine’s Day…ladies, you can thank me later for reminding your partner about this date. Fellas, the pressure to get it right is enormous. Get it wrong and your partner will let you know all…
Feb 25 – Mar 2 all-day
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  Rio Carnival is a truly invigorating experience with locals and tourists having the time of their lives. It is usually on everyone’s “parties to attend before you die” list.   Rio De Janiero and Salvador…
Apr 26 – Apr 27 all-day
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  Koningsdag or King’s Day, is an old tradition that celebrates the birth of the King or Queen of the Netherlands. When the Queen was in power this event was known as Queen’s Day. During…
Jul 27 – Aug 7 all-day
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  The Commonwealth Games are essentially the Olympic Games for the former territories of the British Empire. There are currently 52 countries which form the Commonwealth. Many Commonwealth nations play similar sports that are considered…
Nov 21 – Dec 18 all-day
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  The FIFA World Cup or the World Cup is a football/soccer tournament held between the qualified countries of the world. This event takes place every four years in a new region of the world.  FIFA…
Feb 9 – Mar 26 all-day
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  The 13th Cricket World Cup takes place in India. 10 countries will go to battle for the most prestigious trophy in cricket. The Cricket World Cup is based on the one day format with…
Sep 8 – Oct 21 all-day
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After the Olympics and FIFA World Cup, the Rugby World Cup is the next biggest sporting event. The Rugby World Cup is held every 4 years, making this the pinnacle tournament for rugby.   9…