Travel Event Calendar

 

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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 2020 – Feb 28 2021 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 12 – Nov 16 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 26 – Nov 27 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 2020 – Jan 2 2021 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 2020 – Jan 1 2021 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 28 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 21 – Jan 31 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 26 – Jan 27 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 30 – 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 7 – Feb 8 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 8 – Feb 16 all-day
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  Mardi Gras is New Orleans’ biggest event. The elaborate and colourful parades start off in the Uptown area, and finish in the French Quarter. Mardi Gras is technically the day before the beginning of Lent.…
Feb 11 – Feb 17 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 12 – Feb 20 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…
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 26 – Feb 27 all-day
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  The Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival is famous for the sky lanterns illuminating the night sky. This a spectacular event for everyone’s bucket list.   Before the start of spring, locals would write down their prayers…
Mar 13 – Mar 17 all-day
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St Patrick’s Day falls on the 17th of March. However it is celebrated from the 16 to 19 in the Irish capital city of Dublin. This makes it the best place to celebrate St Patrick’s…
Mar 20 – May 9 all-day
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Keukenhof is famous for its colourful rows of tulips. Tulips have a fascinating story in the Dutch history. The tulips first arrived from Turkey. In 1637 there was an incredibly high demand for tulips which resulted in…
Mar 26 – Mar 28 all-day
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  Ultra Music Festival is an electronic music festival in downtown Miami. This provides the festival with a city feel. In comparison other music festivals are held in more remote areas. The festival coincides around…
Mar 28 – Mar 29 all-day
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  Holi or the festival of colours, is a Hindu festival. The festival originates at the start of Spring, and is a tribute to the vibrancy of life that Spring brings. As a result colour…
Apr 1 – May 9 all-day
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  The Cherry Blossoms in the southern regions of Japan begin to flower first in late March. The flowers open in Tokyo around early April. Finally they blossoms flower in the most northern region of…
Apr 3 – Apr 5 all-day
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The Easter public holiday commemorates the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It begins with Good Friday and goes to Easter Monday. This means it is a 4 day long weekend for countries which observe…
Apr 9 – Apr 18 all-day
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  Coachella is a music festival with a melting pot of genres, featuring artists from the alternative, electronic, hip hop and indie rock scene. The first first event was held in 1999. Over the years,…
Apr 12 – May 11 all-day
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  Ramadan is an Islamic tradition observed by Muslims around the world. Practicing Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, smoking and engaging in sexual activities during daylight hours. Everything is fair game once the sun sets. At…
Apr 13 all-day
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  Songkran is Thailand’s new year celebration and is known as the largest water fight in the world. The event is based on the Hindu/Buddhist calendar. The name Songkran comes from a Sanskrit word meaning passing…
Apr 22 – May 2 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…
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…
May 1 – May 31 all-day
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  In 1995, UNESCO world heritage listed the Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras. Among the 5 heritage listed rice terraces, the Batad Rice Terraces are said to be the most picturesque. So prioritise your visit…