San Sebastián’s Big Week 2017: Join the Basque fiestas!

San Sebastián’s Big Week 2017: Join the Basque fiestas!

If you’ve done your Basque research, then you probably know that San Sebastián’s most important tradition is Donostia Eguna (San Sebastián Day) on January 20th. But that’s not the only day of celebration in our city. Month after month, there are different events bringing joy to our streets — but...

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Summer 2017: What’s on in San Sebastián

Summer 2017: What’s on in San Sebastián

June is a month that anticipates summer vacations in Spain. It is a season of warmth, sun, and blossoming — and brings a few festivals and events with it just around the corner. Popular festivities in San Sebastián are the locals’ way of celebrating their identity and forgetting about troubles...

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May 2017: What’s on in San Sebastián

May 2017: What’s on in San Sebastián

Spain has a lot of public holidays — almost as many as the countries that have ranked as having the most days off in the world. Even if we are beaten by India, Colombia, Thailand, and seven others, Spanish public holidays might seem abundant when Easter and the long weekend...

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March 2017: What’s on in San Sebastián

March 2017: What’s on in San Sebastián

Once the crazy Carnival celebrations have ended, locals in San Sebastián like to take it easy and go back to their regular daily habits: feasting on delicious food, wandering through markets, and getting social with friends — especially because this is when cider season begins. March is a great time...

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St. Anthony Day festivities in Lisbon

St. Anthony Day festivities in Lisbon

Thinking of visiting Lisbon? June is an excellent time to be in the city because of all the patron saint festivities that take place. All of the old districts in town are decorated with colourful flowers, paper ribbons, and lights. Little squares inside each district are transformed into concert venues that host...

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What’s on in San Sebastián: Olatu Talka Cultural Festival

What’s on in San Sebastián: Olatu Talka Cultural Festival

If there’s one thing you’re almost always guaranteed to find in San Sebastián, it’s a cultural festival happening somewhere. Throughout the year, the city finds numerous ways to honour its culture and heritage, and one of the most well-known of these events is Olatu Talka. This festival is linked to...

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What’s on: Summer sporting events in Cape Town

What’s on: Summer sporting events in Cape Town

Cape Town has been named the Cape of Storms and the Cape of Good Hope, we can now add anew title to the Cape area: the Cape of Great Events. Summertime is when Capetonians come out to play, whether it’s on the beautiful white beaches, at prestigious wine estates, or...

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Celebrating the Yee Peng Festival in Chiang Mai

Celebrating the Yee Peng Festival in Chiang Mai

November is best time of year in Chiang Mai, when the rainy season ends and winter begins, with temperatures averaging 14 to 28 degrees Celsius. There’s warm sunshine during the day, and cool early mornings and evenings. It’s also the time of year when the magical Festival of Lights takes...

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All about Phansa (or Buddhist Lent)

All about Phansa (or Buddhist Lent)

This Friday marks the beginning of the Buddhist celebration of the Phansa Rains Retreat (sometimes also known as Buddhist Lent). In Thai, this first day of the celebration is known as Khao Phansa and commonly falls in July; Oak Phansa marks the end of it and is usually in October. Phansa...

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Get the party started! The best of Venice’s summer festivals

Get the party started! The best of Venice’s summer festivals

Here in Venice, we like to keep traditions alive — and what better way to do so than by celebrating and partying with friends and family! If you want to celebrate like the locals do, be sure to mark these festivals in your calendar for a summer visit to Venice....

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