Calendar

Feb
9
Fri
Rio Carnival
Feb 9 – Feb 14 all-day

Rio Carnivalrio-carnival

Although Carnival (Carnaval in Portuguese) is celebrated in towns and villages throughout Brazil and other Catholic countries, Rio de Janeiro has long been regarded as the Carnival capital of the world. The Rio Carnaval is not only the biggest Carnival, it is also a benchmark against which every other carnival is compared and one of the most interesting artistic events on the globe. Almost everyone has heard of Rio Carnaval. Foreign visitors to it alone number around 500,000 every year.

Mar
8
Thu
International Women’s Day
Mar 8 all-day

International Women's Day

International Women’s Day ​​(March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.​ ​International Women’s Day​ (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD run by the Suffragettes in 1911.​ IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group or organisation specific.

May
15
Tue
The Aoi Matsuri Festival @ Kyoto Imperial Palace
May 15 all-day
The Saio during the morning procession
The Saio during the morning procession

The Aoi Matsuri (葵祭) is one of Kyoto’s three most famous festivals (along with the Gion Matsuri and Jidai Matsuri) and takes place every May 15. The festival’s main attraction is a large parade in Kyoto, in which over 500 people dressed in the aristocratic style of the Heian Period (794-1185) walk from the Imperial Palace to the Kamo Shrines. Aoi is Japanese for Hollyhock, and the festival is named after the Hollyhock leaves that are worn by the members of the procession.

 Imperial Palace to Shimogamo Shrine
Imperial Palace to Shimogamo Shrine
Jun
9
Sat
Global Wellness Day @ Global
Jun 9 all-day

Global Wellness Day “One day can change your whole life”

Global Wellness Day is an entirely not-for-profit day, a social project created by volunteers dedicated to living well. The purpose of Global Wellness Day is to ask the question, even if for just one day, “How can I live a healthier and better life?”, to direct the thoughts of both individuals and society towards “living well” and to raise awareness.

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Oct
5
Fri
The Great American Beer Festival
Oct 5 – Oct 7 all-day
Breweries at the Festival
Breweries at the Festival

The Great American Beer Festival is the premier U.S. beer festival and competition.

Each year, GABF represents the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served, in a public tasting event plus a private competition. GABF brings together the brewers and diverse beers that make the U.S. the world’s greatest brewing nation.

Festival location
Festival location
Nov
16
Fri
Barbados Food and Rum Festival
Nov 16 – Nov 19 all-day
Rum Extravaganza
Rum Extravaganza

Barbados is often referred to as the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean. The Barbados Food and Rum Festival has given birth to a series of events, or better yet – culinary and beverage experiences – designed to tantalize the taste buds, while offering a variety of other colourful and flavourful experiences to stimulate the other senses as well.

 

The Birthplace of Rum

Feb
9
Sat
Rio Carnival
Feb 9 – Feb 14 all-day

Rio Carnivalrio-carnival

Although Carnival (Carnaval in Portuguese) is celebrated in towns and villages throughout Brazil and other Catholic countries, Rio de Janeiro has long been regarded as the Carnival capital of the world. The Rio Carnaval is not only the biggest Carnival, it is also a benchmark against which every other carnival is compared and one of the most interesting artistic events on the globe. Almost everyone has heard of Rio Carnaval. Foreign visitors to it alone number around 500,000 every year.

Mar
8
Fri
International Women’s Day
Mar 8 all-day

International Women's Day

International Women’s Day ​​(March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.​ ​International Women’s Day​ (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD run by the Suffragettes in 1911.​ IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group or organisation specific.

May
15
Wed
The Aoi Matsuri Festival @ Kyoto Imperial Palace
May 15 all-day
The Saio during the morning procession
The Saio during the morning procession

The Aoi Matsuri (葵祭) is one of Kyoto’s three most famous festivals (along with the Gion Matsuri and Jidai Matsuri) and takes place every May 15. The festival’s main attraction is a large parade in Kyoto, in which over 500 people dressed in the aristocratic style of the Heian Period (794-1185) walk from the Imperial Palace to the Kamo Shrines. Aoi is Japanese for Hollyhock, and the festival is named after the Hollyhock leaves that are worn by the members of the procession.

 Imperial Palace to Shimogamo Shrine
Imperial Palace to Shimogamo Shrine
Jun
9
Sun
Global Wellness Day @ Global
Jun 9 all-day

Global Wellness Day “One day can change your whole life”

Global Wellness Day is an entirely not-for-profit day, a social project created by volunteers dedicated to living well. The purpose of Global Wellness Day is to ask the question, even if for just one day, “How can I live a healthier and better life?”, to direct the thoughts of both individuals and society towards “living well” and to raise awareness.

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