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Festivals in Australia and Pacific

The annual Holi Festival or the ‘Festival of Colors’ prepares farmers for the abundance of the harvest in the coming spring.

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1. INDIA
Holi Festival
6 Mar 2015
The annual Holi Festival or the ‘Festival of Colors’ prepares farmers for the abundance of the harvest in the coming spring. This religious festival, celebrated under the glow of a full moon, invites celebrants to douse one another with multi-colored powder and water to the sounds of joyous drum beats.

2. AUSTRALIA
Australia Open Melbourne
19 Jan to 1 Feb 2015
Second only in attendance to the US Open, be among the thousands to witness firsthand the thrills and spills of the Australia Open 2015 as the world’s best tennis players compete for top championship trophies. This Grand Slam event, first held in 1905, takes place in the Rod Laver and Hisense Arena in cosmopolitan Melbourne.

3. GLOBAL
Chinese New Year
19 Feb 2015
An important holiday for the Chinese around the world is celebrated exuberantly in China, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia. Festivities go into high gear with incredible parades, lion and dragon dances and exciting fireworks displays to welcome in an auspicious New Year.

4. NEW ZEALAND
The Marlborough Wine & Food Festival
14 Feb 2015
Wine afi cionados will want to mark this long- running New Zealand festival down in their diaries. Samplings of world-class wine paired with sumptuous meals, culinary demonstrations by celebrity chefs and musical entertainment.

5. INDIA
Desert Festival of Jaisalmer
1 to 3 Feb 2015
Held in the state of Rajasthan, the Desert Festival showcases camel races, snake charmers, puppeteers, acrobats and folk performers paying tribute to the historical heroes of local folklore. The celebrations are a great opportunity to witness a festival of color amidst rolling sand dunes, the magical Jaisalmer Fort and the Sonar Quila.

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