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Nabana no Sato Winter Light Festival Japan 2021

October 23, 2021 - May 31, 2022
Nabana no Sato, a botanical garden in the Japanese prefecture of Mie, is home each year to one of the country’s best and biggest winter light festivals. During several months,...
Harbin Ice Festival

Harbin Ice Festival China 2020 Extravaganza

December 23, 2021 - February 28, 2022
Once mostly a regional affair, the Harbin Ice Festival, China - or the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival...
In the Round 2022

In The Round 2022, Roundhouse London

January 15 - January 25
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 2022

January 18
Every year the impressive Thaipusam Festival celebrations take place inside the Batu caves near Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur. Due to Covid the 2021 celebrations will be more muted ...
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Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2022

January 20 - January 30
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,...
calçots in the Gran festa de la Calçotada

Gran Festa de la Calçotada, Valls 2022

January 23
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, 2022

January 25
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...
Burns Night Burns Supper

Burns Night, Scotland, UK, 2022

January 25
Held in January, along with Hogmanay and St Andrew’s Day, Burns Night is the leading festival in Scotland. However, Burns Night is more widely celebrated across the country than the...

Hever Castle New Anne Boleyn Exhibition

Visitors to the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, Hever Castle, will soon be able to find out more about Anne’s youth and what made her into the woman who so caught Henry VIII’s eye on her return to England…

Cambodia Hosts 40th ASEAN Tourism Forum

Cambodia hosts the 40th ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) from 16 – 22 January 2022, at Sokha Beach Resort, Sihanoukville under the theme ASEAN – A Community of Peace and Shared Future….

Andante Travels Study Days for 2022

Archaeological tour operator Andante Travels recently expanded its Study Day collection for 2022 due to continued demand for unique, UK-based trips led by its expert guides. Study Days are day-long,…

Celebrate the New Year with a Mar’Granita

This New Year’s Eve, after a(nother) year like no other, we all want to make the most of our time together with friends and family – enter the house party comeback. Get ready to spoil your loved ones…



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