Festivals

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Burg Herzberg Festival Multi Multi
Montreal Jazz Festival "Ranked as the world’s largest jazz festival by Guinness World Records, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal has been synonymous with a passion for music for over three decades. Every year, North America’s French-speaking metropolis welcomes global music fans to 10 days of jazzcentric celebration, where fans of all types of jazz-related music rub shoulders with aficionados of the genre in its purest form. The Festival hosts some 30 countries, 3,000 musicians and public entertainers, 1,000 concerts and activities—two-thirds of them free – in 15 concert halls and on 8 outdoor stages, welcoming more than 2 million visitors to the city, from noon to midnight! And it all happens on a unique site designed to meet festivalgoers’ every need, in the heart of Montreal’s downtown core, in an area off-limits to car traffic! There’s no doubt – Montreal is the heartbeat of Planet Jazz!" - http://www.montrealjazzfest.com/about-the-festival/default.aspx June-July Canada Montreal Montreal Culture, Food, Music Montreal Jazz Festival
Heritage Festival Sample culinary delicacies, see creative performances, shop for crafts, artwork, and clothing, or chat with people eager to tell you a little about their cultural roots and their present-day communities in Canada.65 pavilions representing 85 cultures end of July / early Aug Canada Alberta Edmonton Art, Crafts, Culture, Food, History, Language, Music Heritage Festival
International Children's Festival Building bridges between art, culture and education, this magical five-day festival transforms downtown St. Albert into a world where the only limitation is one’s imagination. From interaction with artists and performers from around the world, to the ability to learn about far away places and time periods, to the hands-on creation of one-of-a-kind artistic masterpieces, this festival is a truly unique family experience. - See more at: http://stalbert.ca/experience/international-childrens-festival/#sthash.jCQIwzcQ.dpuf May Canada Alberta St. Albert Art, Crafts, Culture, History, Music International Children's Festival
Day of the Dead: Kite Festival "Groups work to build giant kites. The kites frames are made of bamboo and the kites themselves are made of tissue paper. The designs are incredibly intricate and often hold a political message. Kites are released to celebrate of All Saints Day." November 1 Guatemala Multi Sumpango Art, Culture, History Kite Festival
Leon International Balloon Festival "Currently, the LIBF is among the top 3 Balloon events in the world. In the 2014 edition, the LIBF featured over 200 Hot Air Balloons from 16 different countries around the world, over 500 thousand visitors that generated a hotel occupancy of 100% and an income of 600 million pesos to the city of Leon and its surroundings. 200 Hot Air Balloons, 25 Special Shapes and activities full of color, music and fun for all ages are waiting for you in the LIBF 2015." - http://www.festivaldelglobo.com.mx/eng/ Mid November Mexico Guanajuato León Art, Culture, Music, Nature Hot Air Balloon Festival
Las Fallas Las Fallas is a rich cultural celebration of heritage, mythology, lights, art, food and more. March 15-19 Spain Multi Multi Art, Crafts, Culture, Food, History, Music Las Fallas
Carnaval de Cádiz Big, colorful annual fiesta held over a period of two weeks in February with costumed revelers and musical performers. February Spain Andalusia Cádiz Art, Culture, Food, Language, Music Carnaval de Cádiz
Songkran Festival The Songkran Festival in Thailand is a celebration of the Thai New Year. The main festival is from 13th to 15th April, with additional holidays called “Wan Lai” held in many provinces. This festival is about everything water and equates to a three day water gun fight. Fun! April 13-15 Thailand Multi Multi Culture, Sport Songkran Pattaya
Yi Peng "The Festival of Lights is celebrated all around Thailand with Loi Krathongs (lotus-shaped receptacles) released on water to bring luck and fulfill wishes. In Chiang Mai, the observation of the festival of lights, called Yi Peng, is uniquely different. Instead of water vessel, Chiang Mai people release thousand of lighted lanterns in the sky while making a wish. The sky transforms itself in a wonderful and surreal sea of little lanterns floating away. The local celebration of Yi Peng in Chiang Mai is a religious ceremony in Thai language paying homage to the Buddha." – http://www.yeepenglanna.net/ November 25 Thailand Multi Multi Art, Culture, Food, History, Music Yi Peng

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