Burning the Clocks, UK
Burn back the clock!
Some people turn back their clocks for winter, in the town of Brighton they burn them! Burning the Clocks has been a Brighton tradition for almost two decades. The free celebration sees local residents parading the paper and willow lanterns they've made through the city, before passing them into a huge bonfire on the beach. The coming year is then ushered in with a dazzling fire show during which a massive fire sculpture is ignited, live music plays, and fireworks light up the sky.
Scotland’s Party of the Year
After Christmas was banned in 16th century Scotland during the Protestant Reformation (a ban not lifted until the 1950s), Hogmanay became its most celebrated holiday. If you find yourself in Scotland for the four days around New Year’s, you are in for a very good time. Anywhere from 80,000 to 200,000 people make it out to Princes Street on New Year’s Eve for an epic party that culminates at midnight with a dramatic fireworks show above the picturesque Edinburgh Castle.
Marrakech Film Festival
North African Star
Marrakech is as culturally vibrant and as visually stunning as any city we have ever visited. A perfect place for cinema junkies to spend time at this destination film festival.
New Year's Celebrations
Happy New Year!
The beginning of the year is a time to clear out the old, bring in the new and celebrate. Not all calendars are the same but here are our picks of some of the best New Years celebrations.
Night of the Radishes, Mexico
A Radish-ing Food Festival
Oaxaca, Mexico has celebrated the Night of Radishes each December 23rd since 1897. This cultural food event puts elaborate radish sculptures on display for thousands of onlookers.
New Years in Style
Bid farewell to the old year with style and grace on the famed shores of Copacabana beach. This might be the largest beach party in the world with a record 2.3 million attendees ringing in the 2013 New Years. The heart stopping fireworks, charming traditions and unbeatable setting on one of the world’s most enviable beach locations make Reveilion one of world’s most spectacular ways to ring in the “Ano Novo.”
Santacon - Santanarchy
Ho Ho Hos
The legend of Santa Claus comes from the mythology of the nordic Northern Europe. Today cultures all over the world celebrate the legend of a jolly old fat man with a flying sleigh and reigndeer who travels the world on Christmas Eve to bring presents to all good boys and girls.
Sunburn, Goa, India
Sunburnt and Happy
Sunburn Festival is trying to bring back Goa’s beach party vibe with an electronic music festival that brings the region back to the days that made it famous.