Topic: Festival

We love a good festival or two at Travel Begins at 40, which is why we have devoted a whole section to it – along with events.

Worldwide Festivals

In addition to giving a round-up of the most esoteric worldwide festivals for 2019, we have unique pages on many of the best – and most quirky – festivals from around he world. From spiritual and nature festivals such as India’s colourful Hindu festivals Diwali and Holi, and the Cherry Blossom Season Japan, to the messy but fun Boryeong Mud Festival in Korea and the outrageous Songkran new year celebrations in Thailand, we’ll have it covered. It’s a good idea to check up on what festivals there are in the place you are going on your holidays before setting off, although the delight of wandering unwittingly into a major cultural event can not be overstated.

Festivals UK

We also have details of some of the biggest events – or our favourites – in the UK. So whether you are going to the Edinburgh Festival or the Notting Hill Carnival in August, or fancy a Watercress Festival in Hampshire, we have just the place for you.

Edinburgh Festival

Edinburgh is, of course, one of the highlights of the festival season in the UK, and we have pages devoted to both it and the Edinburgh Fringe.

Accommodation for Festivals

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Winti Pré, Suriname, 2024

Winti Pré is a celebration of cultural heritage and ancestral spirits. It is sometimes written as Winti Prey and means “Winti preparation” in Sranan Tongo. An annual festival, it honours…

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Keti Koti, Suriname, 2024

A celebration of freedom, Keti Koti, means “broken chains” in Sranan Tongo. It is an annual celebration held in Suriname to commemorate the abolition of slavery in 1863. This festival…

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