Ardh Kumbh Mela

Ardh Kumbh Mela 2019 India

January 15 - March 4
Ardh Kumbh Mela is a phenomenal spectacle of millions of Hindu pilgrims in India who gather every six years to bathe in a sacred river – this time in Allahabad....
Slapstick Festival

Slapstick Festival of Silent Comedy 2019, Bristol

January 16 - January 20
Fans of the silent screen should head to Bristol this January and February for Slapstick Festival 2019, a celebration of silent and vintage screen comedy. Now in its 15th year,...
the hot sardines In the Round

In The Round 2019, Roundhouse, London

January 21 - January 31
In recent years, the Roundhouse has done a little mid-winter shapeshifting. The great Victorian hemisphere in Camden Town, now one of London’s most cherished rock venues...
Thaipusam Festival

Thaipusam Festival Malaysia 2019

January 21 - January 23
Every year the impressive Thaipusam Festival celebrations take place inside the Batu caves near Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur. A million devotees and visitors gather from all over Asia for a...
Chiang Mai Jazz Festival

Chiang Mai Jazz Festival 2019 in Thailand

January 26 - January 27
In its eighth edition now, the Chiang Mai Jazz Festival 2019 will get Thailand’s Rose of the North swinging once again on Saturday 26 January. As previously, the event will...
Up Helly Aa 3

Up Helly Aa, Shetlands, 2019

January 29
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...
Chiang Mai Flower Festival

Chiang Mai Flower Festival 2019 in Thailand

February 1 - February 3
The Chiang Mai Flower Festival 2019, now in its 42nd edition, is one of the most colourful events in Thailand attracting thousands of floral enthusiasts year on year.
Bruges Beer Festival Belgium

Bruges Beer Festival 2019 Belgium

February 2 - February 3
Since its first edition in 2007 the Bruges Beer Festival (“Brugs Bierfestival” in Flemish) has earned itself a reputation as one of Belgium’s best beer festivals. Featuring an epic range...

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