01 Aug 2014

Notting Hill Carnival

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London’s Notting Hill Carnival is one of the largest street festivals found in the world and it definitely feels that way when you find yourself dancing in the middle of narrow alleys. The Notting Hill Carnival was originally created to help overcome the racial tensions found in the area, so this celebration of diversity was founded. What better way for everyone to forget their differences …

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07 Jul 2014

Fiesta de San Fermín, Spain

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Fiesta de San Fermín originated as a week long celebration in honour of Saint Fermin. It’s said that he was dragged to death by bulls on the very same streets of Pamplona that the famous running of the bulls is hosted. San Fermín actually blends together three separate fiestas together; the feast day of San Fermín, an ancient trade fair and a bullfighting festival.

It all …

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28 Jun 2014

Goodwood Festival of Speed

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It’s hard not to get excited about the Goodwood Festival of Speed, even for those who have the vaguest of interests in cars or motorsport. You’ll discover old and new racing cars flying up the famous hill at their top speed; world renowned motorsport stars; and tantalising new car displays from almost all major car manufacturers. Just the thought of Goodwood Festival of Speed is …

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23 Jun 2014

El Colacho Festival

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El Colacho is a Spanish ritual which involves men dressed as the devil in red and yellow jumpsuits paired with modern running shoes, jumping over babies born in the previous twelve months. The El Colacho festival (internationally known as “The baby jumping festival”) traditionally takes place on the Sunday after Corpus Christi (usually May – June), and this year it was on yesterday, 22nd June …

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