Do you think that after Christmas and New Year in Europe nothing more interesting will happen? The fun is just beginning!
In Italy, England, Sweden and other countries, many festivals and cultural events are planned. We chose the 6 most interesting events and festivals, which will be held from late January to early March.
All you have to do is choose a direction!
Rally Monte Carlo. Monaco
22-27 January, 2019.
Everyone, who loves luxury and extreme speeds is advised to visit the 87th Monte Carlo Rally. The historic Monte Carlo Rally is the main winter event of Monaco.
The rally will be held for five days from January 22-27, 2019.
This marks the eighty-seventh move of the Monte Carlo Rally and is the first round of the 2019 World Rally Championship and its auxiliary category, WRC-2.
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Kiruna Snow Festival. Sweden
23-27 January, 2019
From January 23-27, 2019, the annual Snow Festival will take place in the Swedish city of Kiruna, in the far north of Sweden, 140 km north of the Arctic Circle.a
In addition to the competition of sculptures made of ice and snow, visitors will be able to ride reindeer and dog sledding. Not far from Kiruna, in the village of Yukkashervi (Jukkasjärvi), a hotel of ice and snow called Icehotel is built every year.
Kiruna Snow Festival is a delight in the majestic northern nature and an unforgettable adventure for all ages.
Up Helly Aa. Scotland
29 January, 2019
Up Helly Aa in Scotland is considered the largest fire festival in Europe, and also one of the most unique festivals in the world.
Residents of the city of Lerwick dress up as Vikings, create a model of a Viking ship, 30 feet in size, set fire to torches, walk the streets and blow the war horns.
The tradition of organizing a magnificent festival of fire dates back to 1870. The festival is held annually on the last Tuesday of January.
The “Up Helly Aa” festival is a huge parade, in which more than 1,000 people take part with flaming torches in their hands. This is a huge show that attracts thousands of tourists here, acquainting them with the history and ancient traditions of the population of the Scottish islands, whose ancestors were the Norwegian Vikings.
Copenhagen Winter Jazz Festival. Denmark
1 – 24 February, 2019
The VinterJazz festival is considered the most important musical event of the winter in Denmark.
In addition to musicians from the Scandinavian countries, there will be performances by world-famous jazz performers and groups.
In addition to concerts time in Copenhagen, you can walk along Europe’s longest street – Strøget, to see the famous Little Mermaid, and to shop in stores on Kronprinsensgade.
Chinese New Year. London
10 February, 2019
The celebration of the Chinese New Year (Feb. 5 in 2019) in London is perhaps the most ambitious and colorful celebration of this holiday outside of Asia.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of people, regardless of race or creed, come to the West End to wish each other a happy new year on the Chinese calendar.
The main solemn part of the celebration takes place in Trafalgar Square, where Londoners and tourists can see a real parade with the participation of artists and urban ethnic groups from China.
The street part of the Spring Festival celebration ends with a delightful firework display.
Carnival of Venice. Italy
16 February – 5 March, 2019
Venice Carnival is one of the most famous and ancient masquerade balls in the world.
This is the most suitable entertainment for those who like to reincarnate. Every year thousands of romantics come to Italy to get lost in the festive bright crowd.
On the squares jugglers and fakirs perform, folk festivals and fireworks take place, in the old palaces they give a closed masquerade ball.
And, of course, the world-famous Venice Carnival ends with a grand firework display.
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