2017 CALABAR CARNIVAL: MIGRATION
When: December 24-31, 2017
Where: Calabar, Nigeria
Africa has always known Migration, it has also been the home of many cultures for many centuries. During slavery and colonization time, Africa was the home for many foreigners. Now it becomes the land of opportunity.
This time the world recognizes it as the new frontier, not to be exploited for the benefits of others but to be cultivated on its own. The Calabar Carnival and Festival is an opportunity to bring people together in going beyond tribal and religious conflicts. It also showcases Africa’s talent and several opportunities.
For more info: http://carnivalcalabar.com.ng
When: December 30, 2017 - January 1, 2018
Where: Edinburgh - Scotland
Picture the core of the city bustling with people partying, jumping from one stage to the other as 5 bands are usually playing at the same time all over the place, staring at fireworks as midnight approaches, having a blast even when the weather doesn’t help and you will start understanding how much fun it is. And then add popular dances, an ice rink, Christmas markets, a ferris wheel, a torchlight procession on the 30th, a proper music festival on the 31st, the nuts Loony Dook race that ends up swimming in the not so warm waters by the Forth bridge on the outskirts of the city as weel as an art explosion taking over 9 bizarre venues called Scot:Lands.
BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards
When: December 17, 2017
Echo Arena Liverpool will host the biggest awards night in the sporting calendar, BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017.
Presenters Gary Lineker, Clare Balding and Gabby Logan will be back to present and celebrate the best sporting achievements from the past year with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds opening the star studded evening and Rag ‘n’ Bone Man also performing in front of an audience of nearly 11,000, while broadcasting live to millions on BBC One, from Echo Arena Liverpool on Sunday 17 December.
LAGOS Traders’ EXPO
When: January 19-20, 2018
Where: 30, Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja, 2341 Nigeria
The Lagos Traders’ Expo will be taking place on the 19th and 20th of January 2018 at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Nigeria. It is a two-day event for traders, investors, affiliates, IBs, fintech companies and brokers from across Lagos and all over the world. With the rapidly growing financial market here in Lagos, we hope this event will provide the know-how about what’s moving the markets via a range of free seminars and an exhibition of forex products and services.
The Lagos Traders’ Expo is also a great opportunity for brokers from around the world to promote their online forex trading platforms and get direct access to various products in the forex market. We welcome you to register and share with us!
For more info: http://eventnownow.com/city/lagos/event/lagos-traders-expo/
Carnevale di Venezia in Venice
When: January 27 – February 13
Although Carnevale – a big final party before the restrictions of Lent – has been celebrated throughout Italy since the 11th century, the most extravagant celebrations take place in Venice, where you can watch gondola parades, view fireworks in St Mark’s Square, and yes, attend one of the many famous masked balls that take place during the spectacle.
For more info: https://www.momondo.com/inspiration/events-around-the-world/
WAKAKUSA YAMAYAKI (JAPAN)
When: January 27, 2018
Where: Nara, Japan
Best Festivals Cultural Events World 2017 Music Festivals 2017The name of the festival literally translates as ‘The Mountain Roast’ and is where on the 4th Saturday in January each year, the dead grass on the hillside of Mount Wakakusayama is set ablaze – but until after one epic fireworks display. There are two theories of the evolution of the festival. The first claims that the burning of the mountainside began during boundary conflicts between Nara’s great temples (Tōdai-ji and Kōfuku-ji), while another claims the fires were used to drive away wild boars. Once set ablaze the mountain can burn for up to an hour and because of the mountains elevation it can be seen from anywhere in the city.
SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL (USA)
When: January 28, 2018
Where: Park City, Utah – USA
Best Festivals Cultural Events World 2017 Music Festivals 2017Sundance is North America’s most famous independent film festival, appealing to the non-conformist and rebellious film directors who do not want to play by Hollywood’s rules. Located in a relatively small town, first time attendees may be surprised by the lack of glamour of where the films are shown, but there is a certain buzz about sitting in an old theater watching a mold-bursting indie film sat besides an actor about to hit super-stardom. If you love edgy, powerful films, Sundance may be just what you are looking for.
Wintertime at Southbank Centre
When: January 4, 2018
See Southbank Centre transformed into a Nordic-inspired wonderland for Wintertime, the art centre's annual winter festival along the Thames.
Enjoy a packed programme of free and ticketed events, including a Christmas market, festive shows and family entertainment. Over the Christmas and New Year's Eve season, the riverside area glows with glittering lights, festive decorations and a huge Christmas tree.