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123 travel features tagged “Holidays”


See the new pope this Easter in Rome

This Easter promises both the usual event-filled line-up – from chocolate sculpting to classical concerts – and the chance to get a glimpse of Pope Francis I.
Read more… 28 March 2013

India’s holy festival of colours

Celebrate the end of winter at Holi, an exhilarating Hindu festival that welcomes in spring through the throwing of vibrantly coloured powder.
27 March 2013

Thirsty Explorer

A shot of religion in the Holy Land

Jerusalem’s booze-fuelled celebration of Purim is like Halloween, St Patrick’s Day and New Year’s Eve all rolled into one.
Read more… 22 February 2013


Celebrate Lunar New Year in New York City

Experience the most important holiday in Chinese culture with citywide events throughout February.
Read more… 28 January 2013


An icy dip off the coast of NYC

The Coney Island Polar Bear Club’s annual New Year’s Day plunge into the frigid waters of the Atlantic offers a memorable way to kick off 2013.
Read more… 31 December 2012

Beyond the Headlines

Liquid traditions around the world

Rather than pouring the obligatory champagne this New Year’s Eve, try one of these traditional regional beverages.
Read more… 28 December 2012

Rotterdam’s Chinese light festival

Over a period of four weeks, a team of about 40 artists constructed more than 35 illuminated exhibits in the city’s Het Park, many of which are based on Chinese folklore.
24 December 2012

Beyond the Headlines

Peru’s Christmas fighting festival

The festival of Takanakuy features music, dancing and a series of public fist fights.
Read more… 24 December 2012

Four great Christmas markets outside Germany

One of Germany’s most loved traditions -- authentic and charming festive fairs can now also be enjoyed in the United States, Japan, France and England.
Read more… 11 December 2012

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