Category: travel

Rouketopolemos Church Rocket War
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Church Rocket War (Rouketopolemos) – Chios Island, Greece

Rouketopolemos, or the Church Rocket War, is one of the most unique festival in the world! Where: Vrontados, Chios Island, Greece When: Easter Sunday, annually. Where To Stay: Chios Hotels Ready! Aim! Fire! On the Greek island of Chios, is a small town called Vrontados with two churches – Agios Markos and Panagia Erithiani. Each […]

Sydney Festival
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Sydney Festival – Sydney, Australia

Check out the Sydney Festival! Where: Sydney, Australia When: The first weekend in January, annually Where To Stay: Sydney Hotels It’s summertime in Australia in January, and what’s better than to enjoy the weather with the Sydney Festival! This cultural celebration and opens with Festival First Night – a party filled with food, music, dance, […]

Battle of the Oranges Italy
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Battle of the Oranges (Ivrea Carnival) – Italy

The Battle of the Oranges, or Ivrea Carnival, takes place each year in the Italian town of Ivrea, where thousands gather to take place in the biggest orange fight in the world. Where: Northern Italian town of Ivrea When: February, annually (the weekend before Lent) Where To Stay: Ivrea hotels, and nearby Turin hotels Orange […]

Oktoberfest in beer garden in munich
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Oktoberfest – Munich, Germany

Oktoberfest is the 16-day annual festival held in Munich Germany, where participants drink nearly 7 million liters of Oktoberfest beer. Where: Munich, Germany When: Last week in September to the first week in October. Places To Stay – Munich Hotels Grab your Lederhosen and a stein of beer! Over 5 million visitors attend Oktoberfest each […]

Tango dancing in Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Buenos Aires World Tango Festival

The Buenos Aires Tango Festival is the biggest tango festival in the world, attracting half a million people to watch the two week long dance competition. Where: Buenos Aires, Argentina When: August annually, register to dance here Where To Stay: Buenos Aires hotels With thousands of dancers, street vendors selling souvenirs, local cuisine, and authentic […]

Kirkpinar Oil Wrestling Festival – Edirne, Turkey
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Kirkpinar Oil Wrestling Festival – Edirne, Turkey

Where: Near Edirne, Turkey (in Sarayiçi) When: June 30 – July 6, 2012 Where To Stay: Edirne Hotels There’s nothing like watching 1,000 guys get slicked up with oil, and wrestling. The Kirkpinar Oil Wrestling Festival has been a tradition for nearly 650 years in Turkey, and is one of the oldest wrestling festivals in […]

Yemanja (Festival of the Goddess of the Sea) – Montevideo & Punta Del Este, Uruguay
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Yemanja (Festival of the Goddess of the Sea) – Montevideo & Punta Del Este, Uruguay

Where: Montevideo & Punta del Este, Uruguay When: February 2nd, each year Places To Stay: Montevideo and Punta del Este hotels On February 2nd of each year, thousands of people walk onto the beaches of Uruguay to honor Yemanja (also spelled Iemanga and Yemaja) and pray for her protection. The festival begins in the afternoon […]

Keukenhof, Holland
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Keukenhof Flower Show – Lisse, The Netherlands

Where: Stationsweg 166a, 2161 AM LISSE, The Netherlands When: March 22- May 20. Open daily from 08:00 – 19:30 (including Sundays and Holidays). Contact: +31 (0) 252 465 555 Places To Stay: Lisse Hotels The Keukenhof Flower Show is located in a 32-hectare park and has become of the most popular attractions throughout Holland.  Over […]

Venice Carnivale Italy
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Venice Carnival – Venice, Italy

Where: Venice, Italy When: February 2-12, 2013 Places To Stay: Venice Hotels The Venice Carnival or Carnivale Di Venezia is an annual festival that begins roughly two weeks before Ash Wednesday each year and ends on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday. First held in Venice in the 11th century, Venice Carnival recently revived […]