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April Events 2011
If you are travelling for April why not stop off in one of these places to take part in the festivities!
Songkran, Thailand 13th – 15th April
If you ever wanted to take part in one of the world’s biggest water fights then visit Thailand during Songkran. Towns and villages across Thailand play host to one giant water-fight for new year celebrations so be prepared to get wet, especially if you are walking down Khao San Road in Bangkok or the streets of Phuket or Chaing Mai. Luckily, this is also the hottest time of the year, so this once cleansing ritual is a welcome relief for many!
Semana Santa, Seville, Spain 15th – 24th April
Semana Santa or Holy Week refers to the last week of Lent – the week before Easter. This week is embraced in Spain for celebration, but more so in the area of Seville. Whether you are religious or not, you will enjoy the festivities of Semana Santa as the crowds gather in the city streets and squares around Seville to watch the processions full of great floats and figures telling the story of the Passion.
Boston Marathon, Boston, USA 18th April
One of the oldest marathons around, the Boston Marathon is a world famous sporting event that takes place in a city steeped in history. If you have ever wanted to visit Boston and run in one of the most exciting marathons then this is your chance. But, if running is not your thing and you plan to be in Boston on April 18th then play your part in the Boston Marathon by supporting the athletes along with close to one million locals who come out to cheer on the marathon participants.
Bergenfest, Bergen, Norway 27 April – 1st May
Bergenfest is a club festival that takes place across 15 locations in the centre of Bergen in Norway. The festival is all about music from rock to pop to hip hop. The line up for Bergenfest is vastly varied and has something to suit all tastes. Some acts taking to the stages for Bergenfest this year include Imelda May, Emmylou Harris, The Stranglers, Sufjan Stevens and Los Lobos.
Queen’s Day, Amsterdam, Netherlands 30th April
Queen’s Day or Koninginnedag as it is called in Dutch takes place every year on April 30th in the Netherlands. The big party to celebrate Queen’s Day takes place in Amsterdam where an orange craze takes over the city as everyone dresses in orange to celebrate the day. The celebrations are in aid of the birthday of Queen Beatrix and along with one big street party in Amsterdam, there are outdoor markets and canal boat trips too.