How to have a perfect day at the Redentore Festival in Venice

How to have a perfect day at the Redentore Festival in Venice

Summer in Venice is known for two things: being hot and crowded. But even with the sometimes frustrating conditions, summer is also the best time to catch some amazing festivals and to visit the not-so-touristy areas of the city. Our favorite event by far is the Redentore festival, held in...

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4 lesser-known Diwali celebrations

4 lesser-known Diwali celebrations

The celebrations of Diwali are held at a huge scale in India. With the neighbourhoods lit up with bright oil lamps, candles, earthen lamps, and fairy lights, this auspicious moonless night is celebrated with much fervor and enthusiasm. No matter which part of India you are in, you’ll find locals...

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What’s on in San Sebastián: Olatu Talka Cultural Festival

What’s on in San Sebastián: Olatu Talka Cultural Festival

If there’s one thing you’re almost always guaranteed to find in San Sebastián, it’s a cultural festival happening somewhere. Throughout the year, the city finds numerous ways to honour its culture and heritage, and one of the most well-known of these events is Olatu Talka. This festival is linked to...

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What to expect at Songkran in Chiang Mai

What to expect at Songkran in Chiang Mai

In April, Thais celebrate one of the most important festivals of the year: Songkran — also known as the water festival. This celebration of Thai New Year is a big wet and wild party, with buckets of water being thrown, water guns being blasted, and everyone in the streets ending...

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Celebrating the Yee Peng Festival in Chiang Mai

Celebrating the Yee Peng Festival in Chiang Mai

November is best time of year in Chiang Mai, when the rainy season ends and winter begins, with temperatures averaging 14 to 28 degrees Celsius. There’s warm sunshine during the day, and cool early mornings and evenings. It’s also the time of year when the magical Festival of Lights takes...

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All about Phansa (or Buddhist Lent)

All about Phansa (or Buddhist Lent)

This Friday marks the beginning of the Buddhist celebration of the Phansa Rains Retreat (sometimes also known as Buddhist Lent). In Thai, this first day of the celebration is known as Khao Phansa and commonly falls in July; Oak Phansa marks the end of it and is usually in October. Phansa...

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The best summer festivals in Athens

The best summer festivals in Athens

If there is one thing that Greeks love more than anything, it’s celebrating life! And all summer long, locals gather to honour the country’s music, food, wine, and dancing and singing traditions. Most of Athens’ festivals are religious ones, and many are celebrated nationally, such as the Dormition of Virgin...

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Get the party started! The best of Venice’s summer festivals

Get the party started! The best of Venice’s summer festivals

Here in Venice, we like to keep traditions alive — and what better way to do so than by celebrating and partying with friends and family! If you want to celebrate like the locals do, be sure to mark these festivals in your calendar for a summer visit to Venice....

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7 Festivals Around The World That You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

7 Festivals Around The World That You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

We’ve all heard of Carnival, Coachella, and Oktoberfest, but the world is full of festivals, many of which we’ve never heard of. The good news is, the world is big enough for them all! Here are our picks for seven festivals around the world we bet you’ve never heard of....

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