I'd love to hear any suggestions - any annual/seasonal event official or
unofficial from anywhere in the world - that if you could - should not be
missed. (the more original the better ) but everything's considered.
If I use your info I will credit you....
[ Edit: no email addresses please ]
Welcome to Travellerspoint... interesting idea you have there.. have you seen world-party.com? - lists events/parties around the world by date, etc.. thought you might be interested.
Mardi GRASS in Nimbin ranks highly in Australia
Somewhere in March I believe...
Considering you are dutch too, guess you have all of those covered!
Few ozzie ones: ANZAC day, Melbourne cup, the 'real' Mardi Gras in Sydney....
And I will let you know next time we throw a party at our place. It is always open for those interested!
Good luck with the project, sounds like fun!
Mardi GRAS in Trinidad is the second largest Carnival in the world (after the Rio one). I was in Trinidad last week for the Carnival. The place to be for a madi gras.
Not sure if you're into it but the Willie Clancy festival in the west of Ireland is a good laugh, you get people from all walks of life, countries and backgrounds celebrating music, its mainly for traditional Irish music but if you're camping on / around Spanish Point you get a lot of people with guitars on the beach just singing what ever they know. Its a week long festival and can get quite busy, so much so that you find that even though you entered a pub you're actually now sitting in someones kitchen, sitting room. Most of the pubs are attached to the owners homes, Its an incredible feeling to be sitting listening to great muscians and then suddenly realise that the 'wall' you're leaning against is actually the fridge with family photos on it........
last year I was talking to a guy who learned to play the recorder (Irish instrument , similar to the tin whistle but made of wood) in a small village in Korea from a TEFL teacher, he said he'd been going to the festival for about years and that he'd had some really strange conversations there.........
A couple Montreal, Canada ones would be the Montreal International Jazz Festival (one of the biggest of it's kind in the world!) and the Just for Laughs Festival (a week-long comedy festival that's pretty famous too ) Oh! And the Mondiale SAQ International fireworks competition.
Toronto has it's International Film Festival. Quebec City has it's Winter Carnival. And every Canada Day there's a big party on Parliment Hill in Ottawa, so I guess that could count as well.