This year, there are many events around the world that would be taking place. And although these events are taking place in different parts of the world, you can still be a part of them if you process your passport.
A lot of these events promote culture and history, while others events are for fun. Let’s look at 5 events that you can be part of this year and where they are taking place.
This is taking place from the 6th-9th of August and will be held in Japan. It is the 70th anniversary of a bomb attack that occurred in the Second World War. It is a commemoration of all those who fell during the attack and is a way to keep their memory alive. The event will be in both Nagasaki and Hiroshima. If you want to be a part of this event, get your passport ready.
Mexican Grand Prix
This will be on the 1st of November. It is now over 23 years since Formula 1 was first held in Mexico. This is a sport that is loved by many people worldwide and you can take this opportunity to interact with people from different cultures and backgrounds.
This day is also known as Mexico’s Day Of The Dead, which is the day that friends and families come together to pray for those who have died. So aside from the Grand Prix, you can also celebrate the Day Of The Dead and immerse yourself in this Mexican tradition.
Songkran Festival Thai New Year
This is an event that will take place all over Thailand from the 13th-15th of April. Songkran Festival is very popular in Thailand and it is held on the eve of the New Solar Year.
This festival started as families and friends went to the temples and they poured water on each other’s hands and on Buddha statues. This was their way of starting the New Year with luck and by blessing each other.
April is also the hottest month in Thailand so people continued with the traditional and water fights have been held on the streets for many years. Chiang Mai, which is found in the northern part of Thailand, is famous for the wildest Songkran festivals. It attracts people from different areas of Thailand as well as all around the world.
Cheung Chau Bun Festival
This event will be happening from the 22nd to 26th of May. Cheung Chau is an island that is found at the southern part of Hong Kong. From 1644-1911, during the reign of the Qing Dynasty, there was a plague that killed many people.
So as to drive away evil spirits, which were believed to have caused the plague, the annual Festival of Cheung Chau Bun was started. People make lucky buns, which are later given to other people to show happiness and peace. To get a taste of Chinese traditions and culture, process your passport and head over to Hong Kong for this festival.
Expo Milano 2015
This will be taking place from the 1st of May to the 31st of October. The first Universal Exposition happened in 1906. This year, with the event being held at Milan, the theme is ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life’.
Italian architect, Massimiliano Fuskas, have overseen a lot of urban regenerations in preparation for the event. This event will educate you on how to produce, distribute, and prepare food for consumption in future.
This is a must-attend event where you can learn a lot about food packaging and design and how to properly allocate our limited resources.
Want to be a part of these exciting events for 2015? Process your passport online and start planning your trip.