Celebrate Cinco de Mayo
Celebrate Mexican heritage on Cinco de Mayo (the fifth of May) across the US with festive margaritas, salsa and chips, and singing and dancing.
Maragaritas, Chips and Salsa!Cinco de Mayo is mostly celebrated in the US and Puebla, Mexico, where the Battle of Puebla took place, a Mexican victory over the French. Food is a big part of the celebration, including salsa and chips and, of course, an icy cold margarita. 960 1280
Plaza Garibaldi, Mexico City, MexicoMexican Mariachis perform at Plaza Garibaldi in Mexico City. Plaza Garibaldi, an outdoor nightspot in the heart of Mexico City, is famed for raucous open-air drinking and folk music but city officials want to clean it up and add a dose of sophistication. 960 1280
Westminster Kennel Club Dog ShowLove dogs? Celebrate man’s best friend, in all his tail-wagging glory, at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The 2-day event features more than 2,700 pooches going tail to tail to win the coveted Best in Breed title … but only one will be named “America’s Dog.”
Auckland Lantern Festival (New Zealand)Enjoy cool summer breezes, and a fresh start, at the Auckland Lantern Festival in New Zealand. Now in its 15th year, this lively annual bash, which comes at the tail end of New Zealand’s summer, celebrates the Chinese New Year with hundreds of lanterns lit up around town. So book a ticket, and ring in the Year of the Horse.
NYC Fashion WeekSee fashion’s best strut their stuff at NY Fashion Week. The Big Apple’s trendiest event of the year usually kicks off during during the first or second week in February. Who will dazzle this year’s list of fashion editors and celebrity guests? Cross over the East River to find out.
National Margarita Day … Everywhere!Get your tequila and limes out for National Margarita Day! Whether you’re kicking back on a tropical beach in Mexico or lazing around at home with friends, this revered day offers the perfect excuse to shake it, pour it and sip it to your heart’s content. For a little inspiration, see what goes into making a world-class margarita, too. 960 1280
Daytona 500Rev up for the Daytona 500 this month. The Great American Race kicks off at the Daytona International Speedway in late February, and just as it has since 1959, the annual event promises plenty of high-speed turns, with star drivers like Kyle Larson hitting the track. 960 1280
Sapporo Snow Festival (Japan)For an extraordinary take on winter, head to Japan for one of the country’s largest winter events. The annual Sapporo Snow Festival unfolds over 7 days, with plenty of big wintry attractions, from snow statues to ice sculptures, taking center stage in Japan’s fourth-largest city.
Saranac Lake Winter Carnival (New York)Closer to home enjoy a winter wonderland, New York-style. Since its start back in 1897, the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival has grown into one of the oldest winter carnivals in America. The 10-day event showcases plenty of winter magic, from an ice palace made from blocks of ice to the coronation of a winter carnival king and queen. 960 1280
Carnival in RioRound out the month with a sexy trip to the Carnival capital of the world. Come February, some 2 million people flock to Rio’s streets to celebrate the steamy festival leading up to Lent. Make sure to bring your bikini; February is one of the hottest months in this stretch of the Southern Hemisphere. 960 1280
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Millennium CentreOn May 25, the torch will spend the night in Cardiff, the capital of Wales. The Wales Millennium Centre greets visitors with an inscription that reads, "In These Stones Horizons Sing," and in Welsh words that translate as, "Creating truth like glass from the furnace of inspiration." 960 1280
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