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Christmas in Lombok and the Gili Islands

Take your pick on where to celebrate Christmas this year!

Christmas in Lombok and the Gili Islands

There may be no chance of a White Christmas in Lombok but the festive season is just as magical

There may be no chance of a White Christmas in tropical Lombok but the festive season is just as magical and there a few better places for a Christmas Day BBQ on the beach or counting down to the New Year under a starry sky. As the island’s popularity... more »

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The best massage and spas in Seoul!

The best massage and spas in Seoul!

Spa G Spa G has an origin unlike all other spa treatments here in Seoul.  Korea Ginseng Corporation or KGC started its red ginseng business in 1899 within the royal palace of the Korean Empire. Now called Cheong-kwan-Jang, the company has ...more »

Dramatic parades symbolise Easter in Alicante

Dramatic parades symbolise Easter in Alicante

Holy Week or Semana Santa as it is known in Spanish is one of the most flamboyant religious festivals to be seen in every city and town of the country as part of Spain's Easter celebrations.   The festivities are held over an eight day ...more »

Celebrate New Year Lombok Style

Celebrate New Year Lombok Style

There a few better places to counting down the New Year under a starry sky in tropical Lombok. As the island’s popularity grows each year, so does the number of inventive ways to celebrate. This is the time when hotels and restaurants ...more »

Top 10 Algarve Wedding Venues

Top 10 Algarve Wedding Venues

So you’ve checked out all the reasons to get married in the Algarve and you’ve decided that it’s the right destination for you – great choice! Now all you need to do is find the perfect venue. There are so many possibilities we ...more »

The Twelve Days of Christmas - Malta Style

The Twelve Days of Christmas - Malta Style

Christmas in Malta is a wonderful mix of the merrymaking associated with the festive season together with the religious traditions still very much alive within the Maltese community. In the spirit of the famous Christmas carol, we list ...more »

Shopping in Saigon

Shopping in Saigon

Along with its burgeoning economy, Vietnam’s middle class has also expanded, and the subsequent desire for the western style and conveniences of shopping malls has followed. While fewer bargains are found in the air conditioned consumer ...more »

Carnival in Malta

Carnival in Malta

Malta is not the first destination that pops to mind when mentioning 'Carnival', but the festival is well entrenched in the island’s cultural calendar and is undeniably one of the best events in Malta. Tourists usually stumble upon the ...more »

Bank holidays in Marbella

Bank holidays in Marbella

Marbella is one of the best places to spend a bank holiday. Three or four days in the sun, that can be full of parties, or a time to chill out and spend time relaxing. We all work hard so deserve time to ourselves, and Marbella is packed ...more »

'Kalo Pascha' - Happy Easter in Cyprus!

'Kalo Pascha' - Happy Easter in Cyprus!

What better time to be in Cyprus than at Easter? The spring sunshine transforms the countryside almost overnight as fields, hedgerows and meadows burst into flower with poppies, golden daisies and carpets of anemones that herald the ...more »

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Seasonal Celebrations Articles

It wouldn't be spring without chocolate eggs, summer without a solstice, autumn without fireworks or winter without a turkey. Indeed, a year wouldn't be a year without the seasonal celebrations that cover our calendars with excuses to put our feet up and take a break. But these dates usually mean more than a day off work: they are opportunities to commemorate and demonstrate, remember and rejoice, to acknowledge achievements and to honour beliefs. Indeed, they are a fundamental part of global culture.

Here at My Destination, we realise the importance of these occasions, and love anything that gives us a reason to celebrate. Whether that means a right royal knees-up in Britain, bringing in the New Year Down Under, giving thanks with a turkey in North America, drenching ourselves in colour for Holi in South Asia, moving to a frenetic drum beat in Africa, or letting our inhibitions go during Mardi Gras in South America, you can read about it in our Seasonal Celebrations articles.

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