January

Are you a wine connoisseur looking for the next great wine pairing or a wine rookie still learning which wine would be best for your chicken parmigiana? Whichever you may be, the Okanagan Wine Festival in British Columbia, Canada should be the next destination for you this January! What started as a two-day festival in 1998, the Okanagan Wine Festival...
"¡Que vivan los Negros! ¡Que vivan los Blancos!" The shouts of people echo through the city of Pasto, Colombia as they celebrate the Carnaval Negros y Blancos or the Black and White Carnival. Hailed by the UNESCO as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, this unique carnival draws people from all over the world. Every year, the...
The Kaapse Klopse, also known as Tweede Nuwe jaar or Cape Town Minstrels Carnival, is a celebration unique to the city of Cape Town, South Africa. This minstrel festival commemorates Cape Town's colonial history and creole culture. Every year on January 2, minstrels parade throughout the city, donning flamboyant costumes, colorful parasols, and painted faces. https://www.instagram.com/p/BdnipLLDbJX/?tagged=kaapseklopse https://www.instagram.com/p/BddJ8J9BaIr/?tagged=kaapseklopse Music and dance play an...
The Wakakusa Yamayaki is one of Japan's most spectacular festivals. Why? Well, for one, it's the only winter festival where an extravagant display of fireworks serves as a mere prelude to the burning of a mountain. You read that right! The Wakakusa Yamayaki Festival is a century-old where the grassy mountainside of Mt. Wakakusa is set ablaze. Held on the...

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