Global winter holidays and festivals not to be missed 2014/2015

October is just around the corner and we all know that means one thing – escape from the UK! If you find yourself abroad in any of the below places, here are the events and public holidays not to be missed.

October
8: Full Moon Party – Koh Phangan, Thailand
13: Columbus Day – USA
23: Diwali – Festival of Lights; Hindu communities – India

November
1-02: Day of the Dead Festival – Mexico04: Melbourne Cup Day
6: Full Moon Party – Koh Phangan, Thailand
11: Remembrance Day – Australia
27: Thanksgiving Day – USA

December
6: Full Moon Party – Koh Phangan, Thailand
29 – 31: Rhythm and Vines Festival – New Zealand
30 – 01 Jan: Hogmanay Street Festival – Edinburgh, Scotland

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
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
15 – 14 Mar: Venice Carnevale – Italy
15: Full Moon Party – Koh Phangan, Thailand
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: Lantern Festival – China
07 – 16: SXSW Music Festival – Texas
15: Full Moon Party – Koh Phangan, Thailand
17: St Patrick’s Day – Ireland
17: Holi Colour Festival – India
26 – 20 April: Melbourne International Comedy Festival – Australia

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