Las Fallas in Valencia in pictures

Las Fallas in Valencia in pictures

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so with Las Fallas in Valencia fast approaching, we’ve put together a selection of photos. Those of you who have never been there can get an idea of what this celebration is all about… more ...

Sitges Carnival 2017

Sitges Carnival 2017

Sitges Carnival 2017 is fast approaching! An astounding, entertaining show featuring daring parades and costumes and is now one of Spain's most popular carnivals. This year, the Carnival of Sitges will be held from the 23th of February to the 1th of March. more ...

The best Christmas family holidays in Europe

The best Christmas family holidays in Europe

What will your family be doing this Christmas? Will you be sitting at home watching the same films and television repeats that you did last year or will you be be trying something more exciting? Going away for Christmas is becoming more popular as families realise that escaping from Christmas around the television is a lot easier than they thought. more ...

What to do for Halloween in Barcelona in 2016

What to do for Halloween in Barcelona in 2016

The night of magical spirits is getting closer… yes, it’s almost Halloween! Although here in Barcelona it’s traditional to roast chestnuts and sweet potatoes at this time of year, costumes, pumpkins and other Halloween traditions are now part of the celebrations too. more ...

Tomatina Festival: The World's Biggest Food Fight

Tomatina Festival: The World's Biggest Food Fight

Every year, one of the craziest and most extravagant summer festivals is held, none other than the Tomatina in Bunyol, a town located a few kilometres from Valencia. It comprises the largest tomato fight in the world and more than 150 tonnes of tomatoes are thrown during the event by festival participants. more ...

FIESA 2016: Sand Sculpture Festival in the Algarve

FIESA 2016: Sand Sculpture Festival in the Algarve

It is an impressive exhibition that features the participation of more than 50 talented artists from across the world, creating sculptures that achieve a surprising level of detail and perfection. The festival, organised by Prosandart, was first celebrated in 2003 in the town of Pêra, situated a few kilometres away from the fabulous Armaçao beach in Pêra. It has successfully taken place every summer since then. more ...

St John's Eve, celebrate the night of fire in Barcelona

St John's Eve, celebrate the night of fire in Barcelona

San Juan, taking place during the shortest night of the year, is surrounded by legends, magic traditions and ancestral celebrations based around the summer solstice. It is also one of the largest festivals in Catalonia, thus on the 23rd and 24th of June, prepare yourself for a huge party, firecrackers and bonfires, because with all the movement in the city, you’re going to find it very difficult to sleep. more ...

Chinese New Year: New York 2016

Chinese New Year: New York 2016

During the month of February the streets of New York City will come alive with the sounds of firecrackers, Chinese drums and gongs, and flashes of colour as the Chinese Lion, Unicorn and Dragon dancers weave their way through Chinatown to welcome in the Chinese New Year. This year will be the Year of the Monkey and the 4714 of the Chinese calendar. more ...

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