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Tenerife Carnival 2023, Santa Cruz

January 17 - February 26
They sure know how to throw a fiesta in Spain, and the annual Tenerife Carnival (Carnaval de Santa Cruz de Tenerife) is a shining example of a pumping party. As...
Broadway Week

Broadway Week 2023, New York, USA

January 17 - February 12
One of the Big Apple’s most popular events, Broadway Week, takes place in late January to early February coinciding with a plethora of other offers, making New York much more...
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Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2023

January 19 - January 29
Held in late January / early February each year the Sundance Film Festival is the largest independent film festival in the US. Along with the Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale), Cannes,...
Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year 2023, Global

January 22 - February 9
Chinese New Year is undoubtedly China’s pre-eminent and most intense festive period characterised by sumptuous family meals, the colour red, paper lanterns and lots...
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Gran Festa de la Calçotada, Valls 2023

January 29
Catalonia is a region renowned for its gastronomy, each January the Gran festa de la Calçotada sees the streets and squares of the town of Valls filled with calçots (a type of...
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Up Helly Aa, Shetlands, 2023

January 31
If you want to see a horde of Vikings parading through the streets, before burning a galley boat and then making merry for 12 hours, Up Helly Aa is the festival for you...

Vinterjazz Festival Denmark 2023

February 2 - February 26
Vinterjazz is a national festival which takes place every February across the whole of Denmark. Now in its nineteenth year, it will feature hundreds of concerts...
Every February the streets of Puno are swamped in an explosion of colour and filled with music and dancing, which combine into one oFestival of the Candelaria (La Fiesta de la Candelaria)

Festival of the Candelaria (La Fiesta de la Candelaria)

February 2
Every February the streets of Puno are swamped in an explosion of colour and filled with music and dancing, which combine into one of Peru’s greatest public events – Festival...
Chiang Mai Flower Festival

Chiang Mai Flower Festival 2023 in Thailand

February 3 - February 5
The Chiang Mai Flower Festival is one of the most colourful events in Thailand attracting thousands of floral enthusiasts year on year. It’s not haphazard that Chiang Mai...
Quebec Winter Carnival

Quebec Winter Carnival 2023

February 3 - February 12
Ever since 1955, the people of Quebec City have celebrated winter with the Quebec Winter Carnival. In 2006, over a million people attended the festival, making it the biggest winter...
Singapore Bicentennial Chingay Parade

Chingay Parade Singapore, 2023

February 3 - February 4
There is no event that encapsulates the multi-cultural nature of Singapore than the Chingay Parade, held each year during the Chinese New Year celebrations. Literally meaning...
Fiesta Tapati de Rapa Nui

Fiesta Tapati de Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Chile

February 3 - February 11
How about a festival on one of the most remote islands in the world? Easter Island’s Fiesta Tapati de Rapa Nui is a celebration in a place that is fascinating...

Travel to Antarctica as Flying Penguin Officer

This year, Antarctica21, the company that invented fly-and-sail adventures to the White Continent, will be 20. It is looking far and wide for penguin enthusiasts to help it celebrate its…

Trentham Monkey Forest Reopens

On February 18, Trentham Monkey Forest, which is located in Stoke-on-Trent, opens again for 2023 with a brand-new attraction called the macaque Willow Maze…

Celebrate Arrival of Spring at Doddington Hall

Between 5 February and 29 March, visitors to the grounds of Doddington Hall, Lincolnshire will be able to celebrate the beginning of spring with the assistance of a stunning display…

Widerøe Bergen Is Hub to Norway

Widerøe, the largest domestic airline in Norway, is promoting Bergen as a gateway to the west and north of the country, with its striking landscapes and energetic cities. Daily Widerøe…



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New Italian Tuk-Tuk Adventures Launch

Travel specialist company Large Minority will be spreading their wings to introduce their Tuk-Tuk adventures to Europe next year. Trips will be offered as set date group departures where friends,…

Blyth Rise Stays Suffolk Reopens March

Reopening for 2023 on 17 March, stay at Blyth Rise Stays in Suffolk just in time for the March Equinox (20 March) and the official end of the winter. As bluebells lace the forest floors, coastlines teem with nesting seabirds…

New Climate-positive Travel in Skellefteå

The world’s tallest hotel made almost exclusively from wood, has now opened for guests at the birthplace of cross-country skiing – Skellefteå. Perfect for couples and families, a five-day Wood…

The MoonWalk Iceland 2023

Travel to the stunning shores of Lake Myvatn and take part in The MoonWalk Iceland, a midnight marathon that raises much needed money and awareness for vital breast cancer causes….

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