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World events calendar 2015

Find out exactly when and where your favourite international festivals are kicking off in 2015, 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
01 - 01 Feb: Dubai Shopping Festival - Dubai
04: Full Moon Party - Koh Phangan, Thailand
05 - 28 Feb: Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival - China
19 - 01 Feb: Australian Open tennis - Melbourne, Australia
14: Jaipur Kite Festival - India
20: Martin Luther King Day – USA
26: Australia Day
31 – 17 Feb: Venice Carnival - Italy 
February

03: Full Moon Party - Koh Phangan, Thailand
05 - 11: Yuki Matsuri Snow Festival - Japan
06: Waitangi Day - New Zealand
12 - 18: Barcelona Carnival - Spain
12 - 19: New York Fashion Week
13 - 17: New Orleans Mardi Gras – USA
13 - 18: Rio De Janeiro Carnival - Brazil
14: Valentine’s Day
16 - 18: Cologne Carnival - Germany
17: Shrove (Pancake) Tuesday
18: Ash Wednesday
20 - 08 Mar: Sydney Mardi Gras - Australia
16: President’s Day - USA
19: Chinese New Year
20 - 24: London Fashion Week
25 - 03 Mar: Milan Fashion Week 
 
March

04 - 11: Paris Fashion Week
05: Full Moon Party - Koh Phangan, Thailand
06: Holi Colour Festival – India
09 - 12: SXSW Music Festival – Texas
15: F1 Grand Prix - Melbourne, Australia
17: St Patrick’s Day - Ireland
24 - 28: Winter Music Conference - Miami Beach USA
25 – 19 April: Melbourne International Comedy Festival - Australia
April

01: April Fool’s Day
03: Full Moon Party - Koh Phangan, Thailand
03: Good Friday
05: Easter Sunday
10 - 19: Coachella Valley Music Festival - USA
13 - 15: Thai New Year (Songkran) – Thailand
25: ANZAC Day – Australia, New Zealand, Turkey
27: King's Day - Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
 

May

01: May Day – (westernised countries in the northern hemisphere)
02: Full Moon Party - Koh Phangan, Thailand
04: Bank Holiday - UK
05: Cinco de Mayo - Mexico
09 - 31: Prague Spring International Music Festival - Czech Republic
22-08 June: Vivid Festival - Sydney
13 - 24: Cannes Film Festival - France
24: Monaco F1 Grand Prix – Monaco
23 – 08 June: Bath International Music Festival – England
24 - 07 June: Roland Garros French Open - Paris, France
25: Bank Holiday - UK
25: Memorial Day - USA 

June

02: Full Moon Party - Koh Phangan, Thailand
07 -10: Banff World Television Festival - Canada
11-14: Isle of Wight Festival - UK
24 - 28: Glastonbury Festival – UK
29 - 12 July: Wimbledon - London, UK
30: Full Moon Party - Koh Phangan, Thailand 
 
July

01: Canada Day
01 - 04: Roskilde Festival – Copenhagen, Denmark
04: Independence Day - USA
03 - 05: Wireless Music Festival - England
03 - 12: Calgary Stampede - Canada
03 - 18: Montreux International Jazz Festival – Switzerland
09 - 12: EXIT Festival - Novi Sad, Serbia
10 -12: T in the Park Festival - Scotland
14: Bastille Day – France
17 - 26: Mud Festival - Boryeong, South Korea
24 - 26: Tomorrowland Festival – Boom, Belgium
24 - 26: Fuji Rock Festival – Niigata, Japan
31 – 02 Aug: Lollapalooza – Chicago, USA
August

01: Full Moon Party - Koh Phangan, Thailand
07 - 31: Edinburgh Fringe Festival – Scotland
10 - 17: Sziget Festival – Budapest, Hungary
22 - 23: V Festival - England
26: La Tomatina Festival - Spain
29: Full Moon Party - Koh Phangan, Thailand
29 - 12 July: US Open - New York, USA
31: Bank Holiday – UK
31 – 07 Sept: Burning Man Festival – USA
 
September

07: Labor Day - USA
10 -13: Bestival - Isle of Wight, UK
16: Mexican Independence Day
19 – 04 Oct: Oktoberfest - Munich, Germany*
27: Full Moon Party - Koh Phangan, Thailand
October

12: Columbus Day - USA
27: Full Moon Party - Koh Phangan, Thailand
31: Halloween
 
November

01-02: Day of the Dead Festival – Mexico
03: Melbourne Cup Day
11: Remembrance Day – Australia
11: Veterans Day – USA
11 - 15: Diwali (Festival of Lights) - India
25: Full Moon Party - Koh Phangan, Thailand
26: Thanksgiving Day - USA
29: F1 Grand Prix - Abu Dhabi, UAE
December

25: Christmas Day
25: Full Moon Party - Koh Phangan, Thailand
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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