Top Festivals Around the World in May

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Top Festivals Around the World in May

Hamamatsu Festival

Hamamatsu, Japan: 3rd- 5th May 2018 (3rd-5th May 2019) Over the huge sand dunes of Nakatajima, more than 100 kites are flown until – the sound of a trumpet – the kite fliers compete to cut each other’s strings and bring the other kites down. Then by night, decorated floats parade through Hamamatsu’s city centre. Find out more.

Cinco de Mayo

Puebla City, Mexico:5th May 2018 (5th May 2019) Cinco de Mayo (5 May in Spanish) is mostly celebrated in the Puebla region of Mexico as this is the site of the battle. Here, re-enactments, as well as floats, mariachis and margarita, fuelled locals, keep the famous festival going into the night. Find out more.

Cheung Chau Bun Festival

Cheung Chau Island, Hong Kong 19th -23rd May 2018 (12th-16th may 2019) Just a short ferry ride away from Hong Kong city, Cheung Chau Island is the setting for this boisterous annual celebration, with most of the events taking place at Pak Tai Temple as the most important religious site on the island. Over the week that coincides with Buddha’s birthday, bun-covered bamboo towers are erected, with lion dances, colourful parades in which participants dress as folkloric characters, and the festival’s main event, a bun scrambling competition. Find out more.

Primavera Sound

Barcelona, Spain 28th May - 3rd June 2018
(2019 TBA) The early-summer festival based in Barcelona, an event that finds room for everything from indie to R&B to experimental techno, and all while delivering an impressive line up of each one with acts such as Lorde, Björk and the Arctic Monkeys. Find out more.

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Top Festivals Around the World in March

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Top Festivals Around the World in March


The Carnival of Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: 2nd-9th March 2019 (9-18 February  2018) A week festival that is held before lent every year with two million people per day, with an extravagant parade, dancing, colours and alcohol that makes this one of the most exciting and well-known festivals in the world. Find out more.

Mardi Gras

New Orleans, USA: 5th March 2019 (February 13, 2018) Mardi Gras, or "Fat Tuesday," The most popular time to visit New Orleans, is the last day of the Carnival season and never disappoints with beads, parades, music and dance. Find out more.

The Battle of the Oranges

Ivrea, Italy: 2nd-5th March 2019
(10-13 February 2018) An enormous food fight where people form organised teams and throw oranges at each other. Find out more.

Frozen Dead Guy Days

Nederland, Colorado: 9th- 11th March 2019
Known as one of the most unique and quirky festivals in the USA, Frozen Dead Guy Days takes place in the Colorado mountain town of Nederland, with three days of frosty hilarity featuring 30 live bands in heated tents and outrageous events like coffin races, costumed polar plunging, frozen t-shirt contests and much more. Find out more.

Calle Ocho

Miami, Florida, USA: 10th March 2019 (11th March 2018) Let the Latin beat take you away at the Calle Ocho street festival in Miami's Little Havana. An exciting Cuban street festival in Little Havana, with food and live music. Find out more.

Las Fallas

Valencia, Spain: 15th-19th March 2019 Las Fallas is undoubtedly one of the most unique festivals in Spain - a Spanish fiesta where the whole town is literally set alight. The focus of the festival is the creation and burning of giant carton floats. Find out more.

Saint Patrick’s Day Festival

Dublin, Ireland: 17th March
 2019 Irelands national holiday of parades, costumes, music, comedy, films, and drinking. It is a festival like no other that needs to be added to your bucketlist. Find out more.

Holi Festival

India: 20th -21st March 2019 
(1st-2nd March 2018) A Hindus and Sikh Festival, in India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka that celebrates the triumph of 'good' over 'bad'. The main day of this incredibly fun 16-day religious festival is honoured by throwing coloured powder and water at each other. Find out more.

Ultra Music Festival

Miami, Florida:
 29th- 31st March 2019 The world's premier electronic music festival, boasting elite DJs and unparalleled production located in the beautiful city of Miami. Find out more.

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Top Festivals Around the World in April

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Top Festivals Around the World in April


Songkran Water Festival

Bangkok, Thailand: 13th- 15th April 2019 (13-15th April 2018) The Thai New Year festival falls on some of the hottest days in Thailand, and people celebrate by throwing water on each other, using water guns, buckets, hoses and even elephants. Find out more.

Sant Jordi Festival

Barcelona, Catalonia 23rd Apil 2019 
(23rd April 2018) Roses, books and lovers: Barcelona is full of them on 23 April. In Catalonia, the World Book Day becomes an especially romantic festivity. The people in Catalonia celebrate the day of their patron saint, Sant Jordi, with a curious tradition. Find out More.

Koningsdag (King’s Day)

Amsterdam, Netherlands: 27th April 2019 (27th April 2018) King's Day festivities invite locals and visitors alike to soak up Amsterdam's open-air fun. In the streets, canals, parks and everywhere in between, the city is bursting with orange as Amsterdammers enjoy the biggest street party of the year.
Find out more.

Sandfest, Port Aransas

Texas, USA: 27th-29th April 2019
An amazing sand sculpture contest with live entertainment. wander through the incredibly unique artistic displays of the largest sand sculpting fest and competition in the nation, that brings over 100,000 guests to the beaches of Port Aransas. Find out More.

 

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Top Festivals Around the World in January

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Top Festivals Around the World in January

Edinburgh Hogmanay looney dook

Edinburgh, Scotland: 1st January 2019 
The Loony Dook takes place on the first day of each new year. Were thousands of brave people dress up in fancy dress and throw themselves into the freezing cold water of the Firth of Forth at South Queensferry, just a few miles out of the Scottish capital. This wonderful event brings an end to the amazing Edinburgh Hogmanay.
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Harbin Ice and Snow Festival

Harbin, Heilongjiang, China: 5th January 2019 (February 5, 2018) People build incredible things out of ice and snow, decorating them with lights and lasers. Come experience the world's largest ice festival in beautiful Harbin city. where sculptures and ice works of chilly art—all made from ice—are scattered throughout Harbin during this colourful two-month ice and snow sculpture festival each January and February. Find out more.

Sundance Film Festival

Park City, Utah, USA: 24th January - 3rd February 2019 The largest independent film festival in the US and a must for any film fan to Watch both feature-length films and shorts. Find out more.

Up Helly Aa Fire Festival

Lerwick, Scotland: 29th January 2019 
Torches, tar barreling, parties, flamboyant costumes, and the burning of a replica Viking ship make this an exciting festival. Find out more.

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Top Festivals Around the World in February

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Top Festivals Around the World in February

Chinese New Year 

Beijing, China: 5th February 2019
(February 16th, 2018) The biggest Chinese holiday, with dragons, fireworks, symbolic clothing, flowers, lanterns, and celebration, everywhere in China. Although Beijing isn’t the only place to celebrate the Chinese New Year it can be celebrated all over Asia. Find out more.


Carnival of Venice

Venice, Italy: 16th February 2019
(February 13, 2018) One of the most beautiful festivals in the world, people wear masks and elaborate costumes to hide differences among classes, and there are contests for the best costumes. Find out more.


Desert Festival of Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer, India: 17th-19th February 2019
(January 29th, 2018) A cultured festival of events such as camel racing, turban tying, and the longest moustache competition, this quirky Indian festival showcases the cultural wonders of Rajasthan. Find out more.

Pingxi Lantern Festival

Pingxi, Taiwan: 19th February 2019
(March 2nd, 2018). People write their wishes on fire lanterns and release them into the sky together, creating a beautiful spectacle of floating lights. Find out more.

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Pokemon Everywhere You GO: Best Travel Photos

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Pokémon Go the Smart phone App that encourages players to get off their couch and explore the physical world around them was launched in the UK, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Germany in the last days and has invaded the world by storm.
Many tourism departments have begun creating marketing programs centred on the mobile game, restaurants, landmarks and shops have also jumped on the band wagon and this has lead to some pretty brilliant Photos. Here is the best ones we have found.


Magikarp spotted at National September 11 Memorial & Museum, New York.

Pikachu climbing the Preah Vihear Temple, Cambodia.

Squirtle on the wing of a 747, thanks to Wifi now on many flights.

Disney vs Pokemon- Pidgeotto and Magikarp stealing the show at Disney World Orlando, Florida.

A controversial Pokemon catch of Koffing at Auschwitz-Birkenau, Poland.

Magmar on the pitch of a MLS Football game just wanting the ball, but it seems he got the poke ball instead.

A Drowzee waiting for the New Prime Minister Theresa May at 10 Downing Street, London.

The Pokemon Krabby escaping the water in front of the Sydney Opera House, Australia.

A Jigglypuff trying to get a home run at Dodgers Stadium, Los Angeles.

A Poliwag trying to swirl the Leaning Tower of Pisa straight again.

A very warm Charmander Heating up the Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt.

Squirtle stealing Idras Elba's thunder at the Star Trek Beyond in London this week.

Ekans spotted in Texas hanging around beware of snakes sign.

Sandshrew spotted digging around the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Eevee soaking up the radiation at Stonehenge, England.

Drowzee Distracting us from doing work in the office at BeatTheTravelAgent today.
If you have want to join in on the action or have any great pictures be sure to send them into us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or use the hashtag #pokemongobtta.
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