Rio Carnival

Rio Carnival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2020

February 21 - February 29
Rio Carnival in 2019 begins on 1 March in the afternoon and ends on 6 March when the last reveller flops to the floor. Locals know where to go and what to do; however, as...
Dallas Blooms

Dallas Blooms 2020, Dallas Texas, USA

February 29 - April 12
Held at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden and one of the largest floral festivals in the US Southwest, Dallas Blooms has been ranked as one of the top 14...
St David’s Day

St David’s Day 2020, Wales, UK

March 1
We’ve all heard of St Patrick’s Day, but how many of you know of St David’s Day? The much neglected patron saint of the principality of Wales is celebrated on...
Holi Festival

Holi Festival 2020 India and Worldwide

March 9 - March 10
Holi festival India 2020 is a riotous two-day Hindu celebration where crowds douse each other with colour and water – and is probably India’s most vibrant and fun festival.  Holi...
Andy Warhol Art

Andy Warhol Art at Tate Modern, London

March 12 - September 6
London’s first retrospective of Andy Warhol art in almost 20 years is to open at the Tate Modern on 12 March. The gallery hosted the last Warhol show in 2002...
Festivals in March

Frozen Dead Guy Days, Colorado, USA

March 13 - March 15
Come March, Nederland in Colorado hosts one of the quirkiest festivals in the US, if not the world. Frozen Dead Guy Days features frozen festivities with dozens of live bands...
Pasifika Festival 2020 Auckland

Pasifika Festival 2020, Auckland, New Zealand

March 14 - March 15
Hosted in New Zealand, the Pasifika Festival in Auckland is the biggest festival to celebrate the cultures of the South Pacific. The Festival attracts around 60,000 visitors, has over 220...
Cherry Blossom Japan

Cherry Blossom Season Japan 2020

March 16 - April 20
The Cherry Blossom Season Japan or sakura is one of the country’s top highlights every year when locals and visitors gather to admire the stunning, blooming cherry trees in parks...

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Corinthian Travel Steps into Armenia

Luxury private chauffeured tour specialist, Corinthian Travel, has launched a new programme to Armenia, the land locked ex-Soviet SSR with a history dating…

Discover the Best of Italy by Rail

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Escorted Tour of Historical Albania

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