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World events calendar 2014

Find out exactly when and where your favourite international festivals are kicking off in 2014, plus see our list of important dates and public holidays around the world. Go one better and check out our festival tours and incorporate a cultural, musical or food fiesta to your overseas adventure.

January



01: New Year's Day
02 - 02 Feb: Dubai Shopping Festival - Dubai
05 - 28: Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival - China
13 - 26: Australian Open tennis - Melbourne, Australia
14: Jaipur Kite Festival - India
15: Full Moon Party - Koh Phangan, Thailand
20: Martin Luther King Day – USA
26: Australia Day
31: Chinese New Year

February



05 - 11: Yuki Matsuri Snow Festival - Japan
06: Waitangi Day - New Zealand
06 – 13: New York Fashion Week
07 – 02 Mar: Sydney Mardi Gras - Australia
14: Valentine’s Day
15 – 14 Mar: Venice Carnevale - Italy
15: Full Moon Party - Koh Phangan, Thailand
17: Washington’s Birthday / President’s Day - USA
27 – 05 Mar: Barcelona Carnival - Spain
27 - 04 Mar: Cologne Carnival - Germany
28 – 04 Mar: Rio De Janeiro Carnival - Brazil

March



04: New Orleans Mardi Gras – USA
05: Ash Wednesday
07 – 16: SXSW Music Festival – Texas
15: Full Moon Party - Koh Phangan, Thailand
17: St Patrick’s Day - Ireland
17: Holi Colour Festival – India
21 - 30: Winter Music Conference - Miami Beach USA
26 – 20 April: Melbourne International Comedy Festival - Australia

April



01: April Fool’s Day
11 – 20: Coachella Valley Music Festival - USA
13 - 15: Thai New Year (Songkran) – Thailand
14: Full Moon Party - Koh Phangan, Thailand
18: Good Friday
20: Easter Sunday
25: ANZAC Day – Australia, New Zealand, Turkey
30: Koninginnedag ‘Queens Birthday’ - The Netherlands

May



01: May Day – (westernised countries in the northern hemisphere)
05: Bank Holiday - UK
12 – 03 June: Prague Spring International Music Festival - Czech Republic
14 - 25: Cannes Film Festival - France
14: Full Moon Party - Koh Phangan, Thailand
22 - 25: Monaco F1 Grand Prix – Monaco
22 – 02 June: Bath International Music Festival – England
26: Bank Holiday - UK
26: Memorial Day - USA

June



02 – 13 July: FIFA World Cup Soccer Carnival – Brazil
08 - 11: Banff World Television Festival - Canada
12: Full Moon Party - Koh Phangan, Thailand
25 – 29: Glastonbury Festival – UK
29 – 06 July: Roskilde Festival – Copenhagen, Denmark

July



01: Canada Day
04: Independence Day - USA
04 - 06: Wireless Music Festival - England
04 - 13: Calgary Stampede - Canada
04 - 19: Montreux International Jazz Festival – Switzerland
11 - 13: T in the Park Festival - Scotland
13: Full Moon Party - Koh Phangan, Thailand
14: Bastille Day – France

August



01 – 03: Lollapalooza – Chicago, USA
01 - 25: Edinburgh Fringe Festival – Scotland
08 - 31: Edinburgh International Festival - Scotland
10: Full Moon Party - Koh Phangan, Thailand
17 - 18: V Festival - England
25: Bank Holiday – UK
25 – 1 Sept: Burning Man Festival – USA
27: La Tomatina Festival - Spain

September



01: Labor Day - USA
04 - 07: Bestival - Isle of Wight, UK
08: Full Moon Party - Koh Phangan, Thailand
16: Mexican Independence Day
20 – 05 Oct: Oktoberfest - Munich, Germany*

October



8: Full Moon Party - Koh Phangan, Thailand
13: Columbus Day - USA
23: Diwali - Festival of Lights; Hindu communities
31: Halloween

November



01-02: Day of the Dead Festival – Mexico
04: Melbourne Cup Day
6: Full Moon Party - Koh Phangan, Thailand
11: Remembrance Day – Australia
11: Veterans Day – USA
27: Thanksgiving Day - USA

December



6: Full Moon Party - Koh Phangan, Thailand
25: Christmas Day
29 - 31: Rhythm and Vines Festival - New Zealand
30 – 01 Jan: Hogmanay Street Festival – Edinburgh, Scotland
31: New Years Eve

*We advise travellers that:
- There will be increased demand for accommodation and transportation during Oktoberfest.
- To behave responsibly and to respect local laws and customs. Australians have in the past been detained by German authorities for lengthy periods on charges of antisocial behaviour and assault. This type of behaviour has made it difficult for such offenders to enter Germany or other EU countries on later occasions. For more Oktoberfest advice, make sure you hit http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/

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