Isle of Wight Walking Festival

Isle of Wight Walking Festival 2021

October 9 - October 22
The 21st Isle of Wight Walking Festival will take place from 4 to 19 May. Walkers of all abilities can join in the two weeks. With more than half of the Isle of Wight designated as ...
Japan light tunnel

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,...
Wang Yeh Boat Burning Festival, Taiwan

Wang Yeh Boat Burning Festival, Taiwan

October 24 - October 31
Happening only every three years – in the Chinese years of the Ox, Dragon, Goat and Dog – 2021 is your chance again to witness one of Taiwan’s top festivals,...
Raindance Festival

Raindance Film Festival 2021, London

October 27 - November 6
The largest independent UK film festival, The Raindance Film Festival returns to London for its 27th edition in September. Describing itself as the “champion of the underdog”...
Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival

Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival 2021

October 29 - October 31
Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival at the Golden Gate Park attracts the top names in the music world. Though don’t just think it’s all about music. Add to the...
Tokyo International Film Festival, Japan

Tokyo International Film Festival 2021, Japan

October 30 - November 8
Prepare yourself to rub shoulders with film stars and to discover top international movies at one of Asia’s most prestigious competitive film events, the annual Tokyo...
Day of the Dead Festival worldwide festivals

Day of the Dead Festival, 2021

November 1 - November 2
Many people associate the Day of the Dead Festival with Mexico, but actually it is an equally important part of the culture of Guatemala (on 1 November) and El Salvador,...

Diwali 2021 (Deepavali), Festival of Light, India

November 4
What do you do when you return home after having been exiled for 14 years? You heave a sigh of relief and celebrate. That’s what happens during Diwali (also called...

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