Kamehameha Day falls on 11 June. It is a public holiday in Hawai'i, the 50th state of the United States. Kamehamaha Day honours King Kamehameha the Great, the Hawaiian monarch that unified the islands of Hawai'i, creating the Kingdom of Hawai'i.
The Dragon Boat Festival is known as the Tuen Ng Festival in Hong Kong. It commemorates the death of Qu Yuan. It will be celebrated at venues across Hong Kong. Here is a schedule of races and celebrations.
Memorial Day means different things to different people. For some, it's a long weekend and the beginning of summer. For others, it's a solemn occasion to commemorate the nation's fallen heroes.
More than 40,000 running enthusiasts will take to the streets of San Francisco on Sunday 21 May 2017 in the 106th annual Bay to Breakers footrace, whose theme this year will be the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love.
The Boston, Big Sur, and New York marathons have been named the three best marathons by Runners World magazine. Two other major events are held in the vicinity of Big Sur every year at nearby Monterey and Carmel.
The 8th Day of the 4th Month of the Lunar Calendar is celebrated in many East Asian countries as the birthday of Buddha. It is an official holiday in Hong Kong, Macau, and South Korea. It falls on 36 May in 2017.
The Galway Oyster and Seafood Festival is Ireland’s second most popular festival after St. Patrick’s Day. The World Oyster Opening Championship is a highlight of the event, drawing competitors from around the world.
Songkran, aka the Water Festival or Thai New Year, is celebrated from 13 to 15 April through Thailand and in many other parts of Southeast Asia (but with different names). In some places it lasts as long as one week.
Ching Ming, also known as Qing Ming, Festival - or the Grave Sweeping Festival - takes place on 4 April. Expect large crowds at border crossings, bus and train stations.
Indonesian cuisine will be in the spotlight at third annual Ubud Food Festival, which will run 12 -14 May 2017. Tips on how to get the most out of the event,where to stay and how not to get ripped off by taxi drivers.