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December 2022

Hanukkah 2022 Festival of Lights

December 18 - December 26
Israel and other countries
Free
Hanukkah festivals in December

Hanukkah, also known as Chanukah or the Festival of Lights, is one of the most popular and beautiful Jewish festivals around the world. Taking place annually...

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Harbin Ice Festival China Extravaganza

December 23, 2022 - February 28, 2023
Harbin Harbin,China + Google Map
Harbin Ice Festival

Once mostly a regional affair, the Harbin Ice Festival, China - or the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival...

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La Feria de Cali 2022 (Cali Fair), Colombia

December 25 - December 30
Various locations in Cali Santiago de Cali,Colombia
La Feria de Cali, Colombia

The annual Feria de Cali or Cali Fair in Colombia has grown into one of South America’s most important salsa festivals with fireworks, colourful parades, free music concerts...

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Edinburgh Hogmanay Scotland

December 30, 2022 - January 2, 2023
Edinburgh Edinburgh,ScotlandUnited Kingdom + Google Map
Edinburgh Hogmanay New Year’s Eve 2020

It's fair to say that no other nation celebrates the coming New Year quite as much as the Scots. So, if you are looking to see in 2023, there is no better place to start...

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Rio de Janeiro New Years Eve 2022/3

December 31, 2022 - January 1, 2023
Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro,Brazil
rio de janeiro new years eve

We have all heard about the city of the carnival, but how about Rio Rio de Janeiro New Years Eve, is it the place to toast in 2023? Mike East went to discover what it is all about...

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January 2023

Kaapse Klopse (Cape Town Minstrel Carnival)

January 2, 2023 - January 3, 2023
Green Point Stadium Cape Town,South Africa + Google Map
Free

The Cape Town Minstrel Carnival, or Kaapse Klopse, is a festival held on 2 January each year, but in 2020 it is on 4 January. Also known as the Tweede Nuwe Jaar (or Second New Year...

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Angkor Photo Festival 2023, Cambodia

January 6, 2023 - January 15, 2023
Siem Reap Siem Reap,Cambodia + Google Map
Angkor Photo Festival

Siem Reap, Cambodia, is set to be brought to life with powerful images from across Asia when the annual Angkor Photo Festival and Workshops...

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Uttarayan 2023, International Kite Festival

January 8, 2023 - January 14, 2023
Sabarmati riverfront, Pramukhswami Maharaj Riverfront
Ahmedabad,GujaratIndia
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Free
International Kite Festival, Gujarat, India

During Uttarayan, one of India’s most eagerly awaited celebrations, the International Kite Festival in the state of Gujarat sees millions of kites colour the skies in what is believed to…

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Voodoo Festival 2023 in Benin

January 10, 2023
Ouidah Ouidah,Benin + Google Map
Dassa, Benin - 31/12/2019 - Ceremonial mask dance, Egungun, voodoo, Africa

The Voodoo Festival or the Fête du Vaudou is a celebration of traditional religions in the West African country of Benin, the cradle of the voodoo cult. Voodoo claims a prominent place ...

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Feria de Boquete, Panama, 2023

January 12, 2023 - January 22, 2023
Boquete Panama + Google Map
$2
Feria de Boquete

Looking for a photogenic fair full of colour? Then consider the Feria de Boquete (Boquete Flowers and Coffee Festival), Panama. Everyone has heard of Panama City, its canal, and possibly…

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Chinese New Year 2023, Global

January 22, 2023 - February 9, 2023
Various
Free
Chinese New Year

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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February 2023

Festival of the Candelaria (La Fiesta de la Candelaria) Peru

February 2, 2023
Puno Puno,Peru + Google Map
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)

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…

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Hoi An Lantern Festival, Vietnam

February 4, 2023
Hoi An Ancient Town, Cau Temple, Hoi An
Hoi An,Viet Nam
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Lanterns for sale in Hoi An night market

The Hoi An Lantern Festival is celebrated once a month on the full moon, and most significantly on the first full moon of the lunar new year. On these days…

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Carnaval de Nice (Nice Carnival) 2023

February 10, 2023 - February 26, 2023
Nice
Nice Carnival carnivals 2019

Set on the glamorous Cote d’Azure, the Nice Carnival (Carnaval de Nice) is one of the largest and most famous carnivals in the world. Many of the world’s top film…

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Barranquilla Carnival 2022, Colombia

February 18, 2023 - February 21, 2023
Various areas of Barranquilla Barranquilla City,Colombia
barranquilla carnival colombia

The sensational Barranquilla Carnival held in February in Colombia is the world’s second biggest fiesta with magnificent street parades, traditional dancers, lots of local...

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March 2023

Holi Festival 2023 India and Worldwide

March 7, 2023 - March 8, 2023
Multiple Venues
Holi Festival 2022

Holi festival India 2023 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…

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April 2023

Grape Harvest Festival Chile 2023

April 1, 2023 - April 30, 2023
Various
Grape Harvest Festival chile fiesta de la vendimia chile

The vendimia is a generic word for harvests, though it usually refers to the grape harvest festival Chile and Argentina. The festival is called la fiesta de la vendiama in…

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Songkran, Thailand Water Festival, 2023

April 13, 2023 - April 15, 2023
thailand Thailand
Songkran Festival

.Songkran, or Thailand's water festival, is an occasion of great fun especially in the major cities such as Bangkok and Chiang Mai. The whole country grinds to a halt as people are sprayed ...

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Khmer New Year 2023, Cambodia

April 14, 2023 - April 16, 2023
Cambodia Cambodia
Khmer New Year Trot Dance with Kangcha, photo: Lyheng

Traditional Khmer New Year or Chaul Chnam Thmei is held in April each year. Roads across the country are lined with groups of excited Cambodians armed with water pistols and…

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Rio Carnival (Rio Carnaval) Rio de Janeiro 2023

April 17, 2023 - April 25, 2023
Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro,Brazil + Google Map
Rio Carnival is postponed

The Rio Carnival Brazil (Rio Carnaval) is the biggest and greatest celebration on Earth. While locals know where to go and what to do; however, as it’s a big Latin…

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