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48 travel features tagged “Festivals”

Worldwide Weird

Mexico’s whimsical Night of the Radishes

As Christmas draws near in the Mexican city of Oaxaca, artisans and amateurs compete to create the most striking carved radish in town.
Read more… 22 December 2014


In Killorglin, Ireland’s goat king still reigns

Every year, Ireland’s oldest festival draws a crowd of more than 58,000 for three days of festivities, including the crowning of a mountain goat.
19 November 2014


Localites

Cycling sees massive growth in Sydney

Over the last four years, Australia’s largest city has become an oasis of cyclers, with the number of bike-riding residents increasing more than 130% since 2010.
Read more… 17 October 2014


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


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