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Songkran - Thailands New Year 2018
Where: Bangkok, Thailand
When:  Friday, April 13, 2018 - Sunday, April 15, 2018
Every year in start April, Thailand and its neighbor countries Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia celebrates the start of the solar year which is called Songkran in Thai. The celebration takes place all over the country and the most beautiful is in the north part of Thailand in the city of Chiang Mai. From the religious aspect the holiday is celebrated in the temples and from the national aspect in the cities streets. The holiday evening is dedicated to house cleaning and throwing old unnecessary staff; according to the religion such objects can...(read more)
Flowers Parade (ֹBloemencorso Bollenstreek) from Noordwijk to Haarlem 2018
Where: Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands
When:  Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - Sunday, April 22, 2018
One of spring symbols in Holland is definitely the Flower Parade – Bloemencorso, that starts in Noordwijk which is located in west Holland, and ends in Haarlem in north Holland. This colorful parade lasts for 12 hours.   On Friday, a day before the parade starts, all the floating stages, decorated with giant dolls made of flowers, are exhibited in the village center lightened up with colored lights. On Saturday, on 9:30 a.m. the parade starts.   A procession with about twenty floats and decorated cars with dolls...(read more)
Moors and Christians Festival in Alcoy 2018
Where: Alcoi, Spain
When:  Sunday, April 22, 2018 - Tuesday, April 24, 2018
The Moors and Christians Festival (Fiestas de Moros y Cristianos en Alcoi) perpetuates the victory of the Christianity upon the Moslems in Spain on the 13th century. The struggles between the different cultures turned into a war when the Moors arrive at the Iberian Peninsula. The Moors were members of the nomad tribes from North Africa. Their origin is Arabic and Barbarian tribes mainly from Mauritania who were converted to Islam on the 8th century. The tribes wandered at the north areas of Africa and on the 13th century arrived as...(read more)
Sagra di San Efisio (Feast of St. Efisio) 2018
Where: Cagliari, Italy
When:  Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - Friday, May 4, 2018
Every year, on May 1st , the island's residents and lot of tourist celebrate the holiday of San Efisio the patron of Cagliari the capital of Sardinia. Efisio was sent to Sardinia by Diocletian the Caesar of Rome in the third century.   According to the local tradition, when he was at sea on his way to the island, he saw a giant Crosse in the sky and a God voice ordered him to be his servant.   For him it was a confirmation to the existence of God, so when he reached the island he converted his religion to Christianity...(read more)
Wake Up the Earth Festival 2018
Where: Boston, United States
When:  Saturday, May 5, 2018 - Saturday, May 5, 2018
The Wake Up the Earth Festival began in 1979 when a group of local neighbors and activist banded together to stop the Interstate 95 expansion into Jamaica Plain. The festival began as, and still is, a celebration of what can be accomplished when people of all traditions, cultures, ages, and beliefs come together. A great many individuals, local artists, community groups, and schools join forces every year to make a unique community collaboration. Recent festivals have included an enchanted puppet forest, side shows, live bands,...(read more)
Tulip Time Festival in Holland, Michigan 2018
Where: Holland, United States
When:  Saturday, May 5, 2018 - Sunday, May 13, 2018
Holland, Michigan founders came from Netherland, thus they preserve the culture and tradition of Holland’s Dutch heritage.   Once a year, for more than eighty years the city holds the Tulip Time Festival which is all about beauty and color.   The events that are held usually in spring bring hundreds of thousands people, local and tourists, who come to see the marvelous bloom of thousands of tulips in various places in the parks and the city.   Due to the numerous visitors during the festival days and the high demand for...(read more)
Canadian Tulip Festival 2018
Where: Ottawa, Canada
When:  Friday, May 11, 2018 - Monday, May 21, 2018
The Canadian Tulip Festival started in 1952, and since it is continually held in Ottawa the capital of Canada. Thousands of Tulip flowers are spread everywhere over the city during the festival that holds various kinds of culture events.   The festival has an historic background: During WWII the royal Dutch family escaped from Holland and found a shelter in Ottawa.   When the queen, Juliana, returned to Holland in 1945, she decided to thank the Canadian people for hosting the royal family and sent Ottawa 100,000 Tulip...(read more)
Berlin - Carnival of Cultures (Karneval der Kulturen) 2018
Where: Berlin, Germany
When:  Friday, May 18, 2018 - Monday, May 21, 2018
The parade will be held May 20th 2018. Berlin celebrates the Carnival of Cultures annually, late May - early June with a four-day street festival, the Children's, the Parade and various parties. About 5.200 protagonists will perform in the on- and off-stage program of the street festival and in the Parade. About 1.5 million visitors are expected over the Carnival. The Carnival of Cultures is a reflection of Berlin's cultural diversity. It brings together professional artists and amateurs, young and old. It is open towards...(read more)
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