Festivals Around the World to Catch in January 2013

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I love a good festival.

Every year, when we were living in the UK the summer was all about festivals. There are a few on every weekend all over the country; all sorts, all sizes.

Festivals bring out the best in people.

Whether the sun is splitting the rocks, the rain is falling freely or the mud is knee-deep, you’re still guaranteed to see smiles and good humor.

Since I left the UK three years ago, I crave the good times. Sure, there are festivals in Australia, but they’re not the same. Our festie buddies aren’t with us.

Still, I’m always on the lookout for a good shindig. Our friends at Flight Centre Australia must have been in my head when they shared this infographic of what’s on where in January:


Flight Centre January Festivals
Source: Flight Centre

Unfortunately for me, the only festival I can find on this month in Australia is the Country Music Festival – the one festival I probably wouldn’t go to. Give me anything but country music!

However, I would love, love to head to the World Buskers Festival in Christchurch, which is just across the pond. It looks like one heck of a knees up.

Now in its 20th year, the World Buskers Festival showcases a great range of indoor and outdoor street performers. And this year the festival is sponsored by SCRIT: the company responsible for providing the essential infrastructure in rebuilding Christchurch. It’s their way of bringing the community together and ensuring everyone visiting the city enjoys themselves despite inevitable detours and roadworks. Good on them!

Do you have a favourite festival, or do you avoid them like the plague?

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About the Author: Linda hails from evergreen Northern Ireland, but is currently living in Melbourne, Australia. Her passion for travel and the natural world has seen her working as a writer and editor on a number of websites, including Environmental Graffiti and Why Go Ecotourism, but now she’s decided to go all Eurythmics and is doin’ it for herself. Eco Traveller Guide is her new venture in the online world; hope you enjoy the ride!

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