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45 travel features tagged “Festivals”

Fifty years of folk dancing

Every June, the Croatian town of Slavonski Brod hosts a colourful, camaraderie-filled folk dancing festival that gathers musicians and performers from across the region.
14 June 2014


‘There is a dark side to this bucolic Swiss bliss’

The Swiss alpine region of Appenzell is achingly beautiful – and haunted by loneliness so palpable, it has inspired one of the world’s saddest, most beautiful forms of music.
Read more… 05 June 2014


Worldwide Weird

Bizarre body painting in Austria

Human skin becomes a blank canvas for the world’s top body painters as artists from 45 countries compete against each other in Pörtschach, Austria.
Read more… 15 May 2014


Seven events you have to see in May

From dancing in the streets in Spain to cheese rolling in England, here are seven incredible celebrations taking place around the world this month.
30 April 2014


Localites

The ultimate Ferrari festival

Ferrari Racing Days speeds to Sydney this weekend, complete with Formula 1 races, rare cars and even a two-year-old taking to the race track.
Read more… 11 April 2014


Ten events not to miss in April

From Witches’ Night in Germany to New Year in Nepal, here are 10 intriguing, engaging celebrations taking place around the world this month.
31 March 2014


Ten must-see events in March

From Las Fallas to Mardi Gras to Nowruz, here are 10 fascinating, festive celebrations taking place around the world this month.
02 March 2014


Beyond the Headlines

The biggest Carnival to date?

With 2014 marking the first of two very important years for Brazil, BBC Travel went behind the scenes with some of the city’s largest and most popular samba schools.
28 February 2014


Localites

Sydney’s epic arts fest returns

The Sydney Festival is back with an even bigger bang, presenting a plethora of new Australian works that will have both Sydneysiders and visitors eager to get in on the action.
Read more… 08 January 2014


Festival lights around the world

From Hogmanay in Scotland to Nepal’s Balachaturdashi, light plays a starring role in holidays across the globe, brightening skies, spirits – and travel itineraries – alike.
24 December 2013


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