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June - Glastonbury Festival, England

Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | Views [4514]

Location: Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England Dates: Last weekend in June Level of Participation: 3 – groove on down in wellie boots Description: Welcome to Glasto. The ... Read more >

Tags: england, glastonbury festival, uk, world festivals


April - World Marbles Championship, England

Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 | Views [2899] | Video

Location: The Greyhound, Tinsley Green, England Dates: Good Friday Level of Participation: 1 or 5 – if your thumb is in marble shape you can compete; otherwise, simply marvel at the marble maestros. Description: You probably played marbles ... Read more >

Tags: england, world festivals, world marbles championship


January - Up-Helly-Aa, Scotland

Friday, 17 Dec 2010 | Views [1212] | Video

Location: Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland Dates: Last Tuesday in January Level of Participation: 2 – most Up-Helly-Aa parties are private, but a couple are open to visitors Description: If ... Read more >

Tags: scotland, up-helly-aa, world festivals


December - Hogmanay (New Year), Scotland

Thursday, 25 Nov 2010 | Views [2202] | Video

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland Dates: 29 December–1 January Level of Participation: 5 – there’s a wee party going on in Scotland Description: For Scots, the New Year has always been a more important ... Read more >

Tags: hogmanay, scotland, travel-safety, uk, world festivals


November - Bonfire Night, England

Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010 | Views [2286] | Video

Location: High St, Lewes, East Sussex, England Dates: 5 November Level of Participation: 3 – warm your hands on the fire and don’t mention religion Description: Bonfire Night is a classically ... Read more >

Tags: bonfire night, england, travel-safety, uk, world festivals


December - Santarun, Wales

Tuesday, 17 Nov 2009 | Views [1160] | Video

Location: Newtown, Wales Dates: First or second Sunday in December Level of Participation: 5 – run as though you’re late for Christmas Description: What better way to start the silly season than ... Read more >

Tags: santarun, uk, wales, world festivals


September - Egremont Crab Fair, England

Sunday, 16 Aug 2009 | Views [1466] | Video

Location: Egremont, Cumbria, England Dates: Third Saturday in September Level of Participation: 4 – take the gurn challenge Description: This Cumbrian fest is one of the world’s oldest fairs, ... Read more >

Tags: egremont crab fair, england, world festivals


September - Horn Dance, England

Sunday, 16 Aug 2009 | Views [1420] | Video

Location: Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire, England Dates: Wakes Monday (first Monday after the first Sunday after 4 September) Level of Participation: 2 – glimpse an 800-year-old pagan dance involving unwieldy antlers ... Read more >

Tags: england, horn dance, world festivals


September - Braemar Gathering, Scotland

Sunday, 16 Aug 2009 | Views [1389] | Video

Location: Memorial Park, Braemar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Dates: First Saturday in September Level of Participation: 4 – climb Morrone or down a dram Description: Caber-tossing can be seen throughout ... Read more >

Tags: braemar gathering, scotland, world festivals


August - Notting Hill Carnival, England

Thursday, 16 Jul 2009 | Views [949] | Video

Location: Ladbroke Grove, Notting Hill, London, England Dates: Last Sunday and Monday in August Level of Participation: 3 – make a costume or float, or just wander along for some jerk chicken and a dance ... Read more >

Tags: england, notting hill carnival, world festivals


August - Edinburgh International Festival, Scotland

Thursday, 16 Jul 2009 | Views [979] | Video

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland Dates: Last three weeks in August Level of Participation: 4 – no sleep till September Description: There could be no better location for the world’s largest arts ... Read more >

Tags: edinburgh international festival, scotland, world festivals


August - World Bog Snorkeling, Wales

Thursday, 16 Jul 2009 | Views [1396] | Video

Location: Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys, Wales Dates: August Bank Holiday weekend (last Monday in August) Level of Participation: 5 – squelch into a peat bog Description: ... Read more >

Tags: wales, world bog snorkeling, world festivals


July - Womad, England

Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | Views [2888]

Womad. Photo by [gentlebird], Flickr.com Location: Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England Dates: Last weekend in July Level of Participation: 3 – groove to the global beat Description: Established by World music aficionado and ... Read more >

Tags: england, womad, world festivals


June - Summer Solstice, England

Monday, 18 May 2009 | Views [2004]

Location: Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England Dates: 21 June Level of Participation: 3 – stay up until sunrise Description: Summer solstice is a subject of much controversy. Having inspired ancient ... Read more >

Tags: england, summer solstice, uk, world festivals


June - Riding of the Marches, Scotland

Monday, 18 May 2009 | Views [1134] | Video

Location: Scottish Borders, Scotland Dates: From early June Level of Participation: 3 – cheer the riders and stomach a skinful Description: The Riding of the Marches, or Common Riding, takes ... Read more >

Tags: riding of the marches, scotland, uk, world festivals


June - Isle of Wight Festival, England

Monday, 18 May 2009 | Views [2070]

Location: Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight, England Dates: Second weekend in June Level of Participation: 3 – pitch your tent and soak up some sounds Description: The music event on one ... Read more >

Tags: isle of wight festival, uk, world festivals

 

 

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