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Trip: June

There are [17] stories from my trip: June


June - Duanwu Jie (Dragon Boat Festival), China

CHINA | Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | Views [4069]

Location: Húnán province, China Dates: Fifth day of the fifth lunar month Level of Participation: 1 – watch the dragons race Description: During the Dragon Boat Festival, which falls on 8 June ... Read more >

Tags: china, dragon boat festival, duanwu jie, world festivals


June - Battala Dos Vinos (Battle of the Wines), Spain

SPAIN | Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | Views [3374] | Video

Location: Biliblio, La Rioja, Spain Date: 29 June Description: On St. Pedro’s Day in Hara, capital of northern Spain’s Rioja-producing region, thousands of people take to the streets toting water pistols loaded with wine. If they’re ambitious, ... Read more >

Tags: drinking, festivals, parties, safety, spain, travel, wine, world festivals


June - Glastonbury Festival, England

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | Views [4558]

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


Inside World Festivals: Dragon Boat Festival/Duanwu Festival

CHINA | Friday, 4 Jun 2010 | Views [2810] | Video

China’s Dragon Boat Festival, with its colorful and creative boats crafted to resemble mythical dragons, is one of the world’s most incredible and memorable events.  Held every June, spectators from all over the world gather alongside the rivers to ... Read more >

Tags: boat races, china, chinese culture, chinese festivals, dragon boat, taiwan, world festivals


July/August - Dubrovnik Summer Festival, Croatia

CROATIA | Friday, 14 Aug 2009 | Views [2239] | Video

Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia Dates: July 10 - August 31 Level of Participation: 1 – Sit back, relax, and enjoy the shows, concerts, and performances Description: Each summer, more than 2000 dancers, actors, musicians, writers and artists ... Read more >

Tags: croatia, dubrovnik, dubrovnik summer festival, music, performance, world festivals


June - Inti Raymi (Festival of the Sun), Peru

PERU | Monday, 18 May 2009 | Views [2685] | Video

Location: Sacsayhuamán, Cuzco, Peru Dates: 24 June Level of Participation: 2 – venture beyond the llama-sparing spectacle Description: Oft parodied by popular culture, for example the Tintin ... Read more >

Tags: festival of the sun, peru inti raymi, world festivals


June - Summer Solstice, England

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 18 May 2009 | Views [2039]

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 - Pride Week, USA

USA | Monday, 18 May 2009 | Views [1158]

Location: New York, USA Dates: 17–24 June Level of Participation: 3 – get out your feather boa Description: The world’s LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) communities party in the ... Read more >

Tags: pride week, usa, world festivals


June - Bloomsday, Ireland

IRELAND | Monday, 18 May 2009 | Views [3071]

Location: Dublin, Ireland Dates: 16 June Level of Participation: 2 – have some Ulysses quotations handy Description: In order to create the critical distance required to write about Dublin, ... Read more >

Tags: bloomsday, ireland, world festivals


June - Regatta of St. Ranieri, Italy

ITALY | Monday, 18 May 2009 | Views [1528] | Video

Location: Palazzo Medici, Pisa, Italy Dates: 17 June Level of Participation: 1 – gasp at the paliotto scramble Description: Venice may be famous for its gondolas, but across the country, ... Read more >

Tags: italy, regatta of st. ranieri, world festivals


June - Riding of the Marches, Scotland

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 18 May 2009 | Views [1157] | 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 - Sonar, Spain

SPAIN | Monday, 18 May 2009 | Views [1105] | Video

Location: Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona, Spain Dates: 14–16 June Level of Participation: 1 – turn up and turn on to electronica Description: Billing itself as a festival of progressive ... Read more >

Tags: sonar, spain, world festivals


June - Feast of St. Anthony, Portugal

PORTUGAL | Monday, 18 May 2009 | Views [3397]

Location: Alfama, Lisbon, Portugal Dates: 12–14 June Level of Participation: 2 – snack on sardines Description: On the feast day of St Anthony, patron saint of Lisbon, the Portugese capital ... Read more >

Tags: feast of st. anthony, portugal, world festivals


June - The Dreaming, Australia

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 18 May 2009 | Views [1125] | Video

Location: Woodford, Queensland, Australia Dates: 8–11 June Level of Participation: 3 – watch some dances and have a go Description: Australia’s first international indigenous festival is but ... Read more >

Tags: australia, the dreaming, world festivals


June - Lajkonik Festival, Poland

POLAND | Monday, 18 May 2009 | Views [1310] | Video

Location: Rynek Glówny, Krakow, Poland Dates: Thursday after Corpus Christi Level of Participation: 1 – watch Lajkonik do the legwork Description: According to Polish legend, when the head ... Read more >

Tags: lajkonik festival, poland, world festivals


June - Isle of Wight Festival, England

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 18 May 2009 | Views [2103]

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


June - El Colacho (Baby-Jumping Festival), Spain

SPAIN | Monday, 18 May 2009 | Views [3165] | Video

Location: Castrillo de Murcia, Burgos, Spain Dates: Sunday following Corpus Christi Level of Participation: 5 – if you’re a baby Description: Spain begins to corner the European market for ... Read more >

Tags: baby-jumping festival, el colacho, spain, world festivals