Festivals in February

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February Festivals

Abu Simbel Festival of the Sun

Abu Simbel Festival of the Sun

Abu Simbel | Egypt | Solstice

Ramesses the Great, the third pharaoh of the Nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt constructed his temple at Abu Simbel so that the internal chamber would be...

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Berlinale

Berlinale

Berlin | Germany | Film

With in excess of 500,000 admissions to its 400 films, Berlinale is the largest publicly attended film festival in the world. Films on the Berlinale...

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Carnival in Rio de Janeiro

Carnival in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro | Brazil | Carnival

Here it is ladies and gentlemen, in all its drum bangin', booty shakin' finery, the party to end all parties, Carnival in Rio de Janeiro,...

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Dubai Jazz Festival

Dubai Jazz Festival

Dubai | United Arab Emirates | Music - Jazz

Downtown Dubai swings to the smooth strains of jazz for three days each February during the annual Dubai Jazz Festival. What kicked off in 2003...

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Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day

Punxsutawney, PA | USA | Bizarre

Groundhog Day has been celebrated each and every February 2nd since 1886 when the one, the only Punxsutawney Phil leaves the snug sanctuary of his...

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Mardi Gras - New Orleans

Mardi Gras - New Orleans

New Orleans, LA | USA | Mardi Gras

Dripping in colourful tradition and driven by a jazzed-up marching band back beat, Mardi Gras thunders its way into New Orleans for two weeks prior...

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Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

Melbourne, VIC | Australia | Food and Wine

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival started as a spark of an idea in 1993 with a modest program of 12 events. More than twenty years...

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Passion for Food Festival

Passion for Food Festival

Stockholm | Sweden | Food

Foodies rejoice! For three days each February a handpicked range of quality producers flair their fare at Gothenburg's annual Passion for Food Festival. The festival features...

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Sapporo Snow Festival

Sapporo Snow Festival

Sapporo | Japan | Snow

For one frigid week each February, the Japanese city of Sapporo hosts a winter spectacle of world renown. The Sapporo Snow Festival attracts in the...

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Shrovetide Football

Shrovetide Football

Ashbourne | England | Sport - Bizarre

Imagine an NFL football game. Now, round out that ball, lose the shoulder pads, and add a few hundred or even a thousand players to...

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Sonar Reykjavik

Sonar Reykjavik

Reykjavik | Iceland | Music - Electronic

Over three dark days in February, Sonar brings it's unique mix of avant-garde electronica to the Icelandic capital for Sonar Reykjavik. A much more intimate...

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St Kilda Festival

St Kilda Festival

Melbourne, VIC | Australia | Community

The St Kilda Festival is an eclectic nine day celebration showcasing Australian artists and talent, set against the spectacular backdrop of the St Kilda foreshore. Up...

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St. Jerome's Laneway Festival Sydney

St. Jerome's Laneway Festival Sydney

Sydney, NSW | Australia | Music - Alternative

St. Jerome's Laneway Festival began life as a Sunday session at the now defunct St. Jerome's bar in Melbourne's Caledonian Lane. Over time, the sessions...

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Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

Sydney, NSW | Australia | Gay and Lesbian

Each summer sensational Sydney hosts one of the world's largest and most anticipated LGBTQI celebrations, the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. For three and...

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Trinidad Carnival

Trinidad Carnival

Port of Spain | Trinidad and Tobago | Carnival

Ask those in the know, it don't get much hotter than Trini Carnival! Trinidad Carnival is a massive, rum-fuelled blast backed by some kickin' Caribbean...

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Venice Carnival

Venice Carnival

Venice | Italy | Carnival

The Queen of the Adriatic, plays host to its own very unique celebration of Carnival each February — Carnevale di Venzia — and has done...

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