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46 travel features tagged “Festivals”

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


A very Hong Kong festival

From 7 to 15 December, a new event celebrates all that is distinctly Hong Kong – from its cityscape and its culture, to its arts and its food.
Read more… 06 December 2013


A festival of firsts in Sydney

From 14 November, the Australian city’s streets will come alive in a one-of-a-kind festival that celebrates the diversity and strength of Indigenous culture.
Read more… 14 November 2013

Thirsty Explorer

The cheapest stein in Germany

Bavaria’s Dachau Volksfest, a more intimate version of Munich's Oktoberfest, is where the real Bavarians go to party.
Read more… 20 September 2013


Hong Kong’s enchanting homage to the moon

The Mid-Autumn Festival bathes the city in a glow of colour, as lanterns of all shapes and sizes, fiery dragon dances and moon cakes combine to create a magical fairytale land.
Read more… 12 September 2013


Mumbai’s elephantine festival

Starting 9 September, join the millions heading to India’s most populous city to celebrate the birth of the elephant-headed Hindu god of wisdom, Ganesha.
Read more… 09 September 2013

Worldwide Weird

Mobile phones take flight in Finland

As a way to work out the frustrations of modern life, the town of Savonlinna holds an annual Mobile Phone Throwing Competition that recycles old handsets while having a little fun.
Read more… 22 August 2013

Walkabout love in the Negev Desert

An Israeli ashram between two firing ranges hosts a nomadic group of activists, who are spreading the gospel of peace via a unique festival.
16 August 2013

Thirsty Explorer

A little liquid courage in Cali, Colombia

In the self-proclaimed salsa capital of the world, a drink that tastes like embalming fluid mixed with a spot of rum makes it easy to move to the beats of Pacific Colombia.
Read more… 14 August 2013

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