While most countries use the solar calendar, some follow the lunar calendar, which is based around the cycles of the moon, or the lunisolar calendar, which reflects both the moon phase and solar year. With the lunar New Year coming up on January 25th comes the Year of the Rat - the very first animal in the 12-animal zodiac, just in time for the new decade! Check out some of the countries that will recognize the New Year this weekend and how they will celebrate.
Topics: Festivals, new years, vietnam, malaysia, myanmar, indonesia, thailand, china, Spring Festival, chinese new year, lunar new year
Think summer fun ends in August? Think again! It’s an excellent month to explore another culture. Check out these August festivals throughout the world!
Topics: Festivals, europe travel, travel, italy, croatia, japan, european vacations, poland
Across the world, people gather to dance, drink, eat and revel in the joy and pride of their cities. While the most well-known Carnivals are held in South America, Europe also boasts a plethora of wild celebrations that are not to be missed. While each boasts a unique, local vibe, one thing that combines them all is the celebration in the streets and the bright parade of costume and floats. Take a look at some of the different Carnival celebrations held across the globe as we come to the beginning of what is widely accepted as the Carnival season.
Topics: Festivals, travel, bucket list, carnival
In the industry, we see travellers head to Paris to visit the Louvre or to London to see Big Ben all the time, and there is nothing wrong with that! Those are great sites and definitely worth a trip, however, there is far more to experience in Europe than the major landmarks we all know and love. Ever thought of visiting waterfalls in Croatia? Or, maybe, you want to watch the city of Valencia burn to ash - metephorically. Here you will find the best examples of off-beat experiences all over Europe to make your trip one of a kind!
Topics: Festivals, europe travel, travel, bucket list
Each year, almost each of Spain's cities hosts its own festivals and celebrations. Whether you prefer horse races on picturesque beaches, or sipping cava during a vibrant fiesta, Keytours can help get you there.