NEW ORLEANS. The vibrant jewel of the Deep South, is a city where the rhythmic beats of jazz, the aroma of Creole cuisine, and the mystique of French Quarter combine to create an unforgettable sensory experience. Prepare for an enchanting journey through the rich tapestry of history and culture that makes the Big Easy a destination like no other.
New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz, pulsates with the soulful rhythms and vibrant melodies that have made it a mecca for music lovers from around the world.
New Orleans' Mardi Gras and festivals, with their colorful parades and lively celebrations, create an electric atmosphere that showcases the city's festive spirit and rich cultural heritage.
New Orleans' Creole cuisine, with its rich gumbo, spicy jambalaya, and delectable beignets, serves as a culinary journey through the city's unique blend of French, African, and Spanish influences.
New Orleans' historic architecture, showcased in the charming French Quarter with its iconic balconies and courtyards, is a picturesque testament to the city's colonial past and cultural richness.
The three kings day is part of the celebration of Christmas culminating 12 days after Christmas on January 6th. On the eve of the 6th parades take place throughout the city, the largest is called Cabalgata de Reyes where 500,000 people lineup each year to watch. Celebrations peak on the 6th where presents are opened and traditionally a sweet bread called Tortell de Reis is enjoyed.
Carnaval is celebrated in many Catholic countries in February to have some fun before heading into lent. In Barcelona you can find kid and adult friendly celebrations including floats, costumes, music, and fireworks.
Saint George’s day, also called Día de la Rosa (the day of the Rose) is the Catalonian Valentine’s day celebrated on April 23rd. Rose and book stands can be found all over the city. In tradition women receive a red rose and men receive a book as a gift. On this day you will find Casa Batlló decorated in roses.
Formula 1 is widely enjoyed in Barcelona. Each year the city is host to the Spanish Grand Prix in May where over 150,000 people enjoy this high octane event.
Celebrated on the night of June 23rd and June 24th, the beaches become a party with fires and fireworks. Locals refer to this night as 'Nit del Foc' meaning night of fire. This is a celebration of the longest day and shortest night of the year.
One weekend each year in June Barcelona hosts one of the best known music festivals in Europe. The events are attended by over 100,000 people and are split between sonar by day and sonar by night.
In mid-August, every Barrio (neighborhood) compete to be the best decorated street. Gracia is one of the most well-known neighborhoods to explore the amazing setups. The celebration continues both day and night and includes live concerts and drinks.
On September 24th hundreds of performance take place in the streets. Many involve mythical beasts or giants and include dancing, drums and fireworks. During the celebration you can also find Castellers building human towers.
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