Fireworks from Barcelona beach

Festival of Sant Joan

Revetlla de Sant Joan

On the 23rd June, the annual Sant Joan night festival is celebrated. The tradition is to light bonfires in all of the major squares and streets and to throw firecrackers.

Easter- Holy Week in Malaga, Spain

Easter in Malaga

Holy Week or Easter Week is one of the most important annual events held in Malaga, so much that it was declared an event of International Tourist Interest in 1965. To celebrate this week, there are processions through the streets and districts of Malaga which are followed by thousands of people each year.

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Photo Hanami 2014

Hanami, Tokyo

Flower Viewing

Hanami is a Japanese tradition of flower viewing which dates back to the 7th century and which was introduced to make people admire and take advantage of the natural beauty surrounding us which often goes unnoticed.

Photo Thanksgiving Day in Canada 2014

Thanksgiving Day in Canada

Thanksgiving Day in Canada is celebrated on the second Monday in October. The weekend before Thanksgiving Day is also considered as Thanksgiving and sometimes families celebrate the Thanksgiving meal on the Saturday or Sunday.

The Thanksgiving season in Canada is not only a family time, but it is an opportunity for couples to get a weekend break away together, or for friends to go on a camping, hiking or fishing weekend. Many Canadians also travel home to celebrate Thanksgiving with their loved ones.

Photo Australia Day 2014

Australia Day

Australia Day 2014 : Sunday 26th January

On 26 January Australia celebrates its national day which has been recognised as an official public holiday since 1994. Australia Day marks the arrival of Captain Arthur Phillip and the unfurling of the British flag at Sydney Cove in 1788, as well as the declaration of British sovereignty over the eastern seaboard of Australia.

Photo Fiesta de la Comunidad de Madrid 2014

Fiesta de la Comunidad de Madrid

On 2nd May every year, Madrid commemorates the 19th century historic uprising of the inhabitants of the city against the French. Night festivals, street dances and celebrations take place over a number of days in Plaza Dos de Mayo or 2nd May Square in the Malasaña quarter in Madrid. The uprising triggered the War of Independence between Spain and France which lasted 6 years.
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Photo San Juan Bonfire Night 2014

San Juan Bonfire Night

San Juan beach,
East Alicante

Every June 23rd beaches along the coast of Alicante light up the night sky with bonfires, fireworks and festivities. This originally Pagan festival celebrates the middle of the year before the harder times to come. On this night, we are told that the Pagan gods appear in the smoke filled air!

It is also a time for cleansing with rituals dedicated to freeing oneself from sins and moving on. By jumping over a bonfire 3 times or washing in the sea at midnight you will make yourself pure again.

Photo Auckland Lantern Festival 2014

Auckland Lantern Festival

The Auckland Lantern Festival is an annual event which has become one of the most anticipated on the summer calendar in Auckland. This festival is held to bring the Chinese New Year celebrations to a close and during the event you will see hundreds of shining lanterns in Albert Park.

Apart from the great atmosphere, you will also be able to see street performances, martial arts displays, and there are art and crafts stalls as well as fortune tellers.

Auckland Lantern Festival Calendar

Auckland Lantern Festival 2014: 14 February