15-19 March, 2014
|Love fire? You’ll love Las Fallas, a five day festival in Valencia. Large paper-mache puppets (known as ninots) are paraded through the streets, mimicking news stories and celebrities before being burnt in a giant bonfire. Lovers of pyrotechnics will rejoice at the massive fireworks display that lights up the sky on the night of St Joseph. |
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|ST PATRICK'S DAY
17 March, 2014
|If the luck of the Irish puts you in Ireland on St Patrick’s Day, you’re in for one of the wildest days of your life. Locals in every village, town and city deck themselves out in green on March 17 to celebrate the anniversary of Saint Patrick’s death. Prepare for plenty of shamrocks, Irish jigs, Guinness and a night you’ll never forget (or maybe, struggle to remember the next day)! |
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COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL
|Held in the scorching desert of Indio, California, Coachella is so much more than just a music festival. There are craft areas, luxury campsites, a giant Ferris Wheel and to-die-for food trucks (make sure you get garlic fries, a Coachella specialty). Oh yeah, they have sweet music too! 2014 performers include Muse, Outkast and Arcade Fire, as well as our very own Lorde! You go girl!|
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|SONGKRAN (Thai New Year)
13-15 April, 2014
|You can't avoid getting seriously soaked during Songkran, a massive celebration of the Thai New Year. Water pistols, balloons and buckets abound, luckily during the hottest season of the year! Visitors especially are targets for a sopping good time during the famous festival, which represents the symbolic cleansing of the mind, body and spirit.|
If you're a snow bunny you don't even have to leave the country to go to a world famous winter celebration! Winter Festival is held in Queenstown around the start of the ski season, and offers so much to see and do. Hit the slopes, bungee off a bridge, do some sightseeing in one of New Zealand’s most beautiful towns and party with the tourists. Queenstown is truly a paradise in our own backyard so make the most of being so close!
Worthy Farm, Pilton, England
25-29 June, 2014
|Rock out in your gumboots at Glastonbury (Glasto), the world’s largest outdoor music festival! This musical mini city is a must for all music lovers - previous headliners include U2, David Bowie, Oasis, Radiohead and The Cure. Be front row at the Pyramid Stage, shake your hips at the salsa tent or chillax on Bourbon Street, taking in the quality tunes over four crazy, musical, and often muddy, days!|
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RUNNING OF THE BULLS
6-14 July, 2014
|Ready, set, go! Feel your heart racing as you hear the bulls catching up to the red and white sea of people around you, or stick to the safety of spectating and hang with some locals to watch the action. After the run cool down with some sangria, party with fellow runners and do it all again tomorrow!|
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Novi Sad, Serbia
10-13 July, 2014
Party to big name DJs, underground techno acts, rock and reggae at the legendary EXIT Music Festival in Novi Sad, Serbia, held within the walls of the Petrovaradin Fortress. This four day festival includes Rudimental, Skrillex, Disclosure Live, Paul Woolford, Craig vs. Green Velvet, Dub FX and loads more on the line up for 2014, and we have your ticket - literally!
14 July, 2014
|France’s national holiday celebrates the beginning of the French Revolution, and is celebrated by military parades and night-long parties. Get on the champagne with the locals and find a place to view the phenomenal fireworks coming off the Eiffel Tower. Recover the next day by laxing out with some fresh baguette and French cheese!|
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27 August, 2014
|Tomato: fruit or vegetable? The answer: ammunition! Head to the tiny town of Bunol, Spain, during the last Wednesday of August and spend the day pelting around 50,000 people with gooey tomatoes as part of the annual La Tomatina festival. Your mother said never play with your food, but we give you permission to throw that rule out the window during La Tomatina – literally! |
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20 September-5 October, 2014
The beer drinker’s ULTIMATE festival, Oktoberfest (known as “die Wiesn” to the locals) has been keeping Germans (and millions of visitors!) merry for more than 200 years. In 2012, punters consumed almost seven million litres of beer, 116 oxen and 57 calves over the two and a half week festival! Make sure you don lederhosen and learn your beer drinking lyrics before entering the tents!
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23 October, 2014
|Diwali, commonly known as the Festival of Lights, is an ancient Hindu festival which celebrates light over darkness and good over evil. It is a bit like New Year’s Eve – a time for joy and fresh starts. People light deyas; small clay pots filled with coconut oil that burns through the night, locals hit the market for tasty treats and fireworks are lit as a way of “scaring” away evil spirits.|
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|DAY OF THE DEAD
1 November, 2014
|Don’t let the name fool you – Mexico’s Day of the Dead is far from a solemn affair! This holiday is all about celebration, where families and friends come together to honour those who have passed. Many will spend the day at the cemetery, with hampers of their favourite foods, marigolds and sugar skulls for the deceased. Expect to see people walking the streets with skulls painted on their faces, tequila to be drunk and cigars to be shared. |
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25 November, 2014
|Lopburi City in central Thailand is well known for its cheeky resident monkeys, who are believed to be descendants of the god Hanuman. And deity's they are during the annual Monkey Buffet, in which the furry residents are treated to bountiful feasts of fruit and other primate friendly treats in front of hundreds of adoring spectactors.|
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30 December, 2014-1 January, 2015
|Ring in the New Year over Auld Lang Syne, torchlights, music and fireworks at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay. This famous festival is one of the biggest New Year’s parties in the world – so big that it goes for three days! Join in the torchlight procession, kick up your kilt on the dance floor, watch the burning of the Viking ship and brave the freezing waters on the 1st of January for a very fresh start to the New Year!|
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|FULL MOON PARTY
Koh Phangan, Thailand
31 December, 2014
Up to 30,000 revellers descend on Haad Rin Beach in Koh Phangan each year for the ultimate in New Year’s Eve party. There’s fire rope skipping, cocktail buckets, neon glow paint and pumping music all night – this celebration is definitely not for the faint hearted!
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
13-18 February, 2015
|Locals call it “The Greatest Show on Earth” and, with more than two million people at last year’s Carnival, we’d reckon they’re right. Celebrate the final days of overindulgence before Lent with hip shaking, booty bouncing, parades, feather boas and sequins galore. It’s the world’s largest street party – and an experience not to be missed!|
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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
17 February, 2015
|French for ‘Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras celebrates the final day of gluttony before the beginning of Lent. And while it’s celebrated all over the world, the place to be is definitely New Orleans, Louisiana, where more than a million party goers don masks, beads and feathers for a week-long carnival of food, booze, blues and jazz.|
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ANZAC DAY 100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
25 April, 2015
The 100 year anniversary of the day our troops landed on Gallipoli shores is going to be huge for us and our Aussie cousins. The ballot has closed so unfortunately you won’t be able to attend the dawn service, but be assured that the entire area will be buzzing with ANZACs, locals and other travelers there to pay their respects, sleeping under the stars on the night of the 24th just as the soldiers did.