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It would be impossible to list all the worldwide festivals and events. To help you plan, we’ve hand-selected a number of festivals and events you shouldn’t miss. Whether you are looking to celebrate a holiday, explore a culture, take in the art, sample food, or connect with a community, there’s something on this list for everyone. You’ll find some of the biggest festivals in the world (we’re looking at you Carnival), to the more exclusive events (like the Doge’s Ball in Venice). Celebrate big in 2022.

Please note, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, dates are subject to change. Please speak your Ker & Downey designer about your travel plans to ensure events are not postponed or rescheduled due to changing travel restrictions. 

Worldwide Festivals and Events

January

– Dubai Shopping Festival, UAE
– Valletta International Baroque Festival, Malta
– Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah
– World Buskers Festival, New Zealand
– Muscat Festival, Oman
– Oregon Truffle Festival, Eugene, Oregon

February

– Tapati Festival, Easter Island, Chile
– Quebec Winter Carnival, Canada
– Jaisalmer Desert Festival, India
– Carnival, Rio de Janeiro
– Carnival, Montevideo, Uruguay
Doges Ball, Venice

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March

– Mardi Gras, New Orleans, Louisiana
– Holi Festival of Colors, India and Nepal 

April

– Songkran Water Festival, Thailand
– Chaul Chnam Thmey, Cambodia
– Thingyan, Myanmar
– Songkran Water Festival, Laos
– New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, New Orleans, Louisiana
– The Masters, Augusta, Georgia
– Tulip Fest, Amsterdam

May

– 17th of May, Norway
Cannes Film Festival, France
– French Open, Paris
– PGA Championship, United States
– RHS Chelsea Flower Show, England
Oberammergau Passion Play, Germany

June

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, England
– Bonnarroo Music Festival, Tennessee
– Prix de Diane Longines, Chantilly, France
– Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
– Queenstown Winter Festival, New Zealand
– US Open, United States
– Rainforest World Music Festival, Borneo 

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July

– Yipao Parade, Quindio, Colombia
– Gion Matsuri Festival, Kyoto, Japan
– International Jazz Festival, Montreal, Canada
– Aberdeen Australia Highland Games, Aberdeen, Australia
– Hemis Festival, India
– Fiesta San Fermin Running of the Bulls, Pamplona, Spain
– Knysna Oyster Festival, South Africa
– Naadam Festival, Mongolia
Monte Carlo Fireworks Festival, Monte Carlo, Monaco
– Cowes Sailing Week, Isle of Wight, England
– Andrea Bocelli Teatro del Silenzio Concert, Italy
– The Open Championship, United Kingdom

August

– Anglesey National Eisteddfod, Wales
Aste Nagusia, Spain
– La Tomatina Festival, Spain
Reykjavik Culture Night, Iceland
– Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland
– Buenos Aires World Tango Festival, Argentina

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September

Bonn Pchum Ben, Cambodia
– US Open Tennis, New York, United States
Kwita Izina, Rwanda
Oktoberfest, Munich
– Italian Grand Prix, Milan
– Hermanus Whale Festival, South Africa

October

– Diwali, India
– Cape Town International Kite Festival, Cape Town, South Africa
– Beijing Music Festival, China

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November

Pushkar Camel Fair, India
– Jambay Ihakhang Drup, Bhutan
– Bonfire Night/Guy Fawkes Night, Great Britain, England
Melbourne Cup, Melbourne, Australia
– Black Necked Crane Festival, Bhutan
Winter Light Festival, Kuwana, Japan
– Gauchos Festival, Argentina
– Madrid Christmas Markets, Spain
– Loi Krathong Lantern Festival, Thailand and Laos
Giant Kite Festival, Guatemala

December

Parrandas de Remedios, Cuba
– Taste of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania
– Polo Week, Argentina
Christmas Markets, throughout Europe
Masai Olympics, Kenya

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