Topic: Heritage

The older a civilisation, the richer its heritage. Whether you are in the UK, Europe the Far East or the Americas, an appreciation of the local culture will make your holiday the more rewarding.

Cultural Heritage and Festivals

Local festivals are a wonderful way of appreciating the rich culture that has been crafted over centuries and even millennia upon occasions. At Travel Begins at 40, we have a whole festival and events section so you can easily access information on festivals local to where you are visiting.

UK Heritage

The UK is blessed with a long history that is demonstrated in the wonderful castles, cathedrals and ancestral homes dotted around the country. Many of these are maintained by organisations such as English Heritage and the National Trust and open to the public.

European Heritage

Europe has a similar rich tradition, and holidays in the continent can focus on the Grand Tour involving highlights of Roman, Greek and even Morish civilisations.

Native Culture

If all this sounds like a Eurocentric, culturally elitist approach, then fear not, we also have articles focusing on native culture from early civilisations that might have been missed out in some history books. Make your next journey a culturally rewarding one.

Ganesh Chaturthi festival worldwide festivals

Ganesh Chaturthi Festival 2019, India

September 13- 23: The spectacular Hindu Ganesh Chaturthi festival is a 10-day affair of colourful festivities, involving singing, dancing and theatre honouring the birth of the elephant-headed deity…

Onam Festival Kerala, India

Onam Festival 2019, Kerala, India

During the days of the Onam Festival, the biggest and most spectacular festival of Kerala, the entire Indian state goes on a spree of celebrations, music and dance performances, elaborate…

Setouchi Triennale Japan

Setouchi Triennale 2019, Japan

Every three years the Setouchi Triennale, one of Japan’s biggest festivals of modern art, takes place in the south-west of the country. Come spring this exceptional celebration…

George Town Festival Penang Malaysia

George Town Festival 2019, Penang

Less than a week after celebrating its UNESCO World Heritage Day, once again culture, art and heritage will take over Penang’s capital during the George Town Festival from 13 to…

Naadam Festival Mongolia

Naadam Festival Mongolia 2019

Also called the Olympic Games of nomads, the spectacular Naadam Festival in Mongolia is the country’s biggest event and its national pride. Taking place every July, men and women compete…

Rainforest Fringe Festival Malaysia

Rainforest Fringe Festival 2019

During a period of eight days in July, the best of Sarawak’s art, music, culture, craft, photography, film, food and heritage will be showcased in the heart of Kuching, the…

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