Late in the afternoon of Saturday 7 September 1940, the Luftwaffe launched a massive daylight raid on London. Learn more about the Docklands war.
The stately home of Kentwell Hall in Suffolk puts on a special Easter event for all the family.
A religious celebration, the Feast Day of Saint Joseph in Rome, husband of Mary, believed to be mother of Jesus.
The Feria de San Juan takes place on 23rd June when friends and family gather around huge bonfires on the beach and take part in traditional rituals.
Catholic holiday of the Assumption of Mary coinciding with the Italian celebration of summer.
Corpus Christi will be held in Barcelona on May 31st, 2018 and starts and finishes at the Barcelona Cathedral Avenue.
The Festa del Corpus in Sitges includes events and parades through the streets after a Mass. This is one of Barcelona's oldest traditions.
Beneath the Guildhall, this highly detailed 3D model of London, used by planners and developers is now open to the public every week.
Discover when London was the hub of the world’s largest empire
As British power and trade spread across the globe, so the port of London grew.
IWM’s Lives of the First World War tells the stories of individuals from across Britain and the Commonwealth who served in uniform.
Photographs, diaries, toys and film tell the stories of the people who lived through the Holocaust. Read testimonies from survivors.
Held since 1699, the New Orleans Mardi Gras is a festival of masquerades, music, parties and parades and is an integral part of New Orleans life.
First held as far back as 1873, this famous Tuscan carnival is best-known for its five vibrant processions which take place over a fun-packed month.
The Venice Carnival is one of the city’s biggest and most popular events. Be prepared for an amazing festival of colour, sound & beautiful costumes.
Growing out of an ancient indigenous celebration, Oruro Carnival is Bolivia’s biggest festival, mixing colourful pagan dances with Christian themes.
One of the world’s largest carnivals, locals and tourists take to the streets of Tenerife in a colourful celebration of life at Santa Cruz Carnival.
Boasting one of the largest street festivals in Europe with a million revellers taking to the streets, Cologne Carnival is a key part of city life.
Dating back to the 14th century, Binche Carnival is an ancient festival and the most important event in the calendar of this small Belgian city.
First taking place as far back as 1723, this Rio de Janeiro extravaganza is the mother of all carnivals - a huge explosion of colour and samba beats!
Traditional celebrations taking in a carnival parade around the streets and culminating in a party at the Piazza Duomo.
Celebrate St Piran’s day and the national day of those living in Cornwall.
The “Fiesta Sant Medir” is one of the most deeply-rooted festivals in the old town of Gràcia, Barcelona and is fondly referred to as the “Candy Festiv
The Festa da Anona, or festival of the custard apple, is a local celebration which takes place in the beautiful village of Faial in Northern Madeira.
Celebrate the Irish culture and more with a series of events in and around Manchester.
Festa Della Donna, International Ladies Day is a popular date in Italy, celebrating with various events around the city.
One of the biggest and most widely celebrated festivals in the world, there’s no better place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than in the Irish capital
Easter week “Semana Santa” is celebrated in every city, town and village in Spain and what better city to celebrate this traditional yet moving fiesta
Semana Santa, or Holy Week, is Granada’s most important celebration of the year. The whole city takes part in processions re-enacting Biblical events.
Holy Week in Malaga attracts thousands of visitors to the city. Religious effigies and statues are carried through the streets by hood-wearing peniten
Madrid is completely transformed during “Semana Santa”. People of all ages turn out to experience and participate in one of Spain's most traditional e
Semana Santa, or Holy Week, is Seville’s most important celebration of the year. The whole city takes part in processions re-enacting Biblical events.
Good Friday celebrations centre around the Pope leading the Procession of the Cross through the streets of Rome.
The Malta International Fireworks Festival features two pyro-musical competitions and is a must-attend event for those who love firework displays.
Celebrate the Sikh tradition of the Vaisakhi at Handsworth Park in Birmingham.
Rome celebrates its birthday every year, with numerous events in honour of the city and its coming of age.
One of the most important celebrations in Venice, the Feast of Saint Mark honours the city’s patron saint with a religious procession to the Basilica.
Birmingham welcomes all to join in the LGBT celebrations.
The Festival of St. James the Lesser is a local celebration held in Funchal in honour of the patron saint of Madeira’s capital city
Join in the re-interpretation of the ancient Celtic Ritual, celebrating the birth of the summer with the Beltane Fire Festival
For one night only, the museums of Paris are free to enter and are open until midnight during Nuit des Musées. Book your room with Eventful Stays.
One of the island’s most curious festas, the Madeira Onion Festival takes place at the end of May in celebration of this humble vegetable.
The annual fiesta “Dos de Mayo” celebrated in Madrid, Spain, marks the anniversary of an uprising against French troops which sparked the six-year war
The Festa della Sensa celebrates the union of the city of Venice with the sea and is characterised by a seabound ritual performed by the city’s Mayor.
In May, Madrid holds the “Feast of Saint Isidore the Farmer”, an annual fiesta to the patron saint of the city and of its farmers. It is one of the m
The Patum Festival is held each year throughout the streets of Berga near Barcelona. A festival of song, dance and processions during Corpus Christi.
Africa Oye, the UK’s biggest festival to celebrate African Music, live at Sefton Park.
Sitges Flower Carpet Festival is one of the most colourful events in the town's calendar. Patterned carpets made of flowers line the streets.
The Fiesta of San Juan is held annually on the beaches of the Costa del Sol, Spain, Eat, drink, be merry and purify your body.
Festival in honour of John the Baptist, including procession led by the Pope.
Zagreb's annual International Folklore Festival takes place annually in mid July and offers the best folklore bands in Croatia.
The multi-cultural event celebrates the African Caribbean culture and carnival atmosphere.
One of America’s most important holidays, Independence Day is celebrated with an amazing firework display in the nation’s capital, Washington D.C.
The Fiesta de San Fermín is a festival which features the running of the bulls through the city’s streets and the event attracts one million visitors
The Festa del Redentore is a huge religious celebration in Venice during which a spectacular firework display lights up the stunning St Mark’s Basin.
The Virgin del Carmen Fisherman’s Festival takes places on Fuengirola’s main beach close to the centre of town. An effigy of The Virgin.
The Portico of the National Gallery offers one of the most impressive places to watch the world go by. Pre-packed picnic hampers can be purchased.
The Singapore National Day celebrations on 9th August are renowned for the incredible firework displays that are the finale to this popular holiday.
Twice a year thousands of visitors and locals flood to Piazza del Campo for the traditional horse race around the square – in July and August.
La Tomatina is a large annual festival which takes place each August in the town of Buñol near Valencia which centres around a huge tomato fight.
The Varazdin Baroque Evenings are a festival of national importance and is the most prominent music event in central Croatia.
Gibraltar National Day takes place on 10th September each year and includes speeches and live music.
Be a part of the world famous Ocktoberfest beer festival.
One of the most important days in the Valencia calendar, 9th October is the region’s national day, celebrated with fireworks, concerts and a parade.
Pagan celebration which has become a Cornish tradition every Christmas.
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