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St. Patrick's Festival is the day is the national
holiday in Northern Ireland, the Republic of
Ireland, Montserrat, and the Canadian province of
Newfoundland and Labrador. In the rest of Canada,
the United Kingdom, Australia, the United States
and New Zealand, it is widely celebrated but is
not an official holiday.
Ireland's official celebration for Ireland's
national holiday - St. Patrick's Day. Around the
Las Fallas is undoubtedly one of the most unique and crazy festivals in Spain. What started as a feast day for St. Joseph, the patron saint of carpenters, has evolved into a 5-day, multifaceted celebration of fire. Valencia is usually a quiet city with a population of a half-million, but the town swells to an estimated three million flame-loving re...
The Rome City Marathon, held each spring,, has made a name for itself in international running circles. The marathon is very popular with both Italian and foreign athletes. The 12th edition of the City of Rome Marathon on 26 March 2006, saw the Kenyan David Kipkorir win the race in 2:08.38 with Italy coming in 2nd place with the 33 year old Dani...
Traditions of Easter Easter is a major holiday in Italy, taken so seriously that even those who don't enter a church all year long will go on Easter Sunday. The day after Pasqua is Pasquetta and is the day for an outing of family and friends to the country. The experience of Easter Week in Rome will be unforgettable. Here some things to do w...
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Year of Rat, which is also known by its former name of Wu Zi. Chinese New Year oor the Lunar New Year is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. It is an important holiday in East Asia. The festival traditionally begins on the first day of the first lunar month in the Chinese calendar and ends on the 15th; this day is called ...
The most-watched Super Bowl EVER Sunday 3rd FEBRUARY - Phoenix The Super Bowl game is here again! (What is the Super Bowl Game?)l There's a strong chance that Sunday's game at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale could be the most-watched Super Bowl ever The New England Patriots and New York Giants'. The biggest dr...
Starting next weekend Venice is transforming into an 18th century city!! The exciting happenning is here and will go on for about 10 days. During those days you can wear a custom and/or a mask pretty much anywhere except in churches and in some restaurants. To get into the carnival spirit visit one of the local costume shops. The modern...
Never mind the corruption, the tarnished reputation, the fear of perennially out of control anti-government protests, no, Kyrgyzstan is the business, a fantastic destination for any holiday lasting anything up to a month. I lived in Bishkek for ten months until June 2007. I’d probably go back tomorrow. Kyrgyzstan might have its faults, but the...
Do you know your rights when your flight is delayed, overbooked or cancelled?? Here are couple of common rules on compensation and assistance to passengers in the event of overbooked flights, denied boarding and of cancellation or long delay of flights. In the case your flight has been overbooked and you are not in a hurry then the airline...
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It is definitely easier to enjoy shoestringing it around Europe without having to worry about border checks and passport requirements. Well travellers, rejoice! Open passage throughout Europe has expanded to 24 countries. This means that passport checks and controls will no longer be implemented between the borders of these countries. This...
Australia Day today is a community day. With formal ceremonies around the country - flag raising, citizenship ceremonies and the presentation of community awards - combined with local events and fun activities, the day belongs to the people. Celebrations actively encourage participation of all Australians regardless of age, ethnicity and culture. ...
The world's 50 most expensive big cities (The index* is based on cost of living expressed in US dollars.) Rank Rank 2007 2006 City - Country 1 1 Moscow - Russia 2 5 London - United Kingdom 3 2 Seoul - South Korea 4 3 Tokyo - Japan 5 4 Hong Kong - China 6 8 Copenhagen - Denmark 7 7 Geneva - ...
Seville’s cultural, monumental and artistic legacy gained over the centuries can be admired in it's streets and museums, what makes this city a paradise for tourists driven by art and history. But along the last 20 years, the Andalusian capital has been showing another brilliant, not less fascinating facet - the vanguardism and innovation spir...
Dear packed mates, Now that the July issue of packed in out across Europe, it’s time for us to start thinking about September and the end of summer! PACKED SEPTEMBER ISSUE As usual, we’ll be featuring some great cities: Montenegro Belgrade Cesky Krumlov Bad Gastein Plus ‘Learn Europe’ – the best spots for language classes, photogra...
The fifth edition of the Notte Bianca will be held on Saturday September 8th in Rome, an event that Italy’s capital can no longer do without. Since 2003 four editions of the great collective event have been organised with thousands of people taking part in it every year. Romans, Italian and foreign tourists of all ages have shared the emotions of...