Semana Santa 2013, Spain

Semana SantaSemana Santa is Holy Week in the Christian calendar in Spain. Activities include joyful fiestas to solemn processions, with highlights on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Saturday depending on which city or village you’re in. Crosses, lanterns and candles all feature in the processions. [Read more…]

Happy Christmas Everyone!

merry-christmas-imageHappy Christmas! Feliz Navidad! Joyeux Noel! Boas Festas! Geseënde Kersfees! It’s that time of year again. Christmas is a Christian religious ceremony which is generally celebrated every year on 25 December.  It commemorates the birth or Nativity of Jesus of Nazareth and is celebrated mainly by Christians, although it has become popular with non-Christians as a secular cultural festival. The birth is remembered with religious festivities and recreations of the Nativity, which are usually re-enacted by children at school nativity plays. Christmas Day is an official national holiday in most Western countries. [Read more…]

Semana Santa, Spain

semana santa spainSemana Santa is Holy Week in the Christian year in Spain and is celebrated this year from 1st – 8th April from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday. It is a week of religious activity to celebrate the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Activities include joyful fiestas to solemn processions, with highlights on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Saturday depending on which city or village you’re in.  [Read more…]

World Events Calendar

Language Advantage Events brings you a countdown of the most popular language and cultural events from around the world!

Keep up-to-date with what’s going on each month for the most important, and sometimes the most weird, celebrations, events and festivals. Click on the event name for more information.

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* New Year's Day!New Year's Day!


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* EpiphanyEpiphany

A Christian Feast Day also known in other countries for its folklore customs.

* Befana, ItalyBefana, Italy

Folklore Day in Italy

* El Día de los Reyes, SpainEl Día de los Reyes, Spain

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'El Día de los Reyes' (The Day of the Kings)

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* Burns' Night, ScotlandBurns' Night, Scotland

Burns' Night is annually celebrated in Scotland on or around January 25. It commemorates the life of the bard (poet) Robert Burns (born 25th January 1759).

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* Australia Day, AustraliaAustralia Day, Australia

National holiday in Australia.

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* Chinese New YearChinese New Year

Chinese New Year is an important traditional Chinese holiday celebrated on the first day of the year of the Chinese calendar. In China, it is also known as the Spring Festival.