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Best Of New Year’s Celebrations Around The World

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“What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.”

Planning New Year’s Eve celebrations can be pretty confusing and stressful. Do you go out for a fireworks display, or have had a low-key night in? Do you party with friends, or do dinner with family? Or, do you head to one of the incredible places around the globe that are calling for you to join in their celebrations? From Greece to Paris, Bali to Edinburgh, there are some pretty spectacular things going on around the world to bring in 2020. So forget frantically deciding what to do when the clock strikes 12, and book a holiday to one of these destinations instead.

 

Rio de Janeiro

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The most stunning New Year party all over the globe is just one step ahead! Copacabana beach awaits all its visitors to celebrate an unforgettable moment in Rio de Janeiro. Copacabana Beach hosts the largest New Year’s Eve party for around two million people on the two and a half-mile stretch of beach. Locals tend to dress completely in white, to bring good luck, and throw flowers into the ocean as a gift to the goddess of the seas.

Bali

If people have a chance to pick a place to celebrate new year’s eve, Bali should be on top of the list. Bali is an island located in the middle of Indonesia, well known for its beautiful natural scenery and rich culture. Bali is on most of our bucket lists, and there’s no better way to tick it off than by spending New Year’s there. Stunning surroundings and a big focus on food. what more could you want?

 

Sydney 

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Sydney located in Australia will be the first major city in the world to bring in 2020, and more than a million people travel to the waterfront to watch the show. Don’t miss the astonishing The Harbour Light Parade. Very few countries are in this world, where New Year’s Eve is celebrated in such grandeur and warmth and unity. Sydney and its people always focuses in celebrating New Year together as the main focus of the city.

 

Dubai 

New Year in Dubai is a grand affair. With insane fireworks and the possibility to enjoy some of the grand New Year’s celebrations for free in Dubai, it is no wonder that tourists start pouring into the emirate from the neighbouring countries and the rest of the world around this time. Whether you want to party or sit in solitude within the comfort of the walls or wish to enjoy with your family or someone special, Dubai has something to offer for everyone.

 

Moscow

 

The cold winters are just an excuse to spend a holiday in Moscow full of thrills and adventures. What could be a more perfect way to say goodbye to 2019 and welcome 2020 than to be a part of the grand celebration of New Year in Moscow 2020? New Year’s Eve is that time of the year where the whole city of Moscow lit up and become a visual treat for the tourists. Historic Red Square in Moscow provides one of the coldest but also one of the most visually appealing settings for a New Year’s Eve fireworks display.

Cape Town

Cape Town is one of the most beautifully situated cities in Africa and the world. New Year’s Eve fireworks make it all the more spectacular. If you are lucky enough have spent a festive season here before, you will know that there is no better place in the country as far as New Year’s celebrations are concerned. Whether you are looking to start the New Year with a bang at a lively party or prefer to ease your way into 2020 while enjoying the smooth sounds of some of South Africa’s most popular bands, you are covered.

New York

It’s been one helluva year, so use New Year’s Eve 2019 as a good excuse to go out with a bang. The biggest party in NYC takes place in Times Square. It’s synonymous with New Year’s Eve across the United States. Even if you aren’t there in person, there’s a good chance you’ve watched the famous ball drop on television. But in case you prefer to celebrate where it’s less crowded and frigid, NY also has the best music orchestras, incredible concerts, New Year’s Eve firework displays and more.

Las Vegas

Vegas is bright lights year-round, but it goes all out for New Year’s Eve. Where do you want to be when the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve? For hundreds of thousands of people in Las Vegas, it’s all about freezing their asses off while waiting for fireworks to erupt from the rooftops of seven Strip casinos. Fortunately, there will be plenty of booze to keep you warm. Head up to Vegas for a once in a lifetime experience.

 

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Domestic Tours to soon be Government Funded

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Travelling has always been a trend and is loved by children and adults equally. A lot of us admire and look forward to abroad travels. Running behind the sparkle of foreign tours, we often forget the cool locations that our country houses. Domestic tours are not just a way to relive the heritage of our country. It also makes us more proud of our own identity.

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More and more visitors outside the country are getting attracted to tours in India. However, those in India have somehow prioritize abroad travels over domestic tours. Identifying, the need to promote domestic tours, the government has come up with an idea to reward domestic travellers. Those who set up for at least 15 domestic trips a year.

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Domestic Tour Funding System

Thing you have to do to get all your trips funded:

  1. Visit at least 15 or more domestic tourist destinations.
  2. Make sure the destination is not in your home state.
  3. Get yourself clicked at the locations.
  4. submit your travel photographs at the designated government website.

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Once the conditions are fulfilled, reimbursement will be provided to the travelers making their travel fully funded.

The Ideation

Union Minister of Tourism Prahlad Singh Patel recently made an announcement about this. It happened at the concluding ceremony of the two-day National Tourism Conference. This conference was organised by Odisha government. This conference was organized in association with FICCI at Konark.

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The Catch

Getting fully funded domestic tours is not the only outcome of this initiative. Those who are successful in completing 15 domestic trips annually will be identifies as ‘Brand ambassadors of Indian Tourism

Apart from this, government will help all those wanting to get into Travel and Tourism as professionals. The government will offer certificate courses. These courses will enable one to become Certified Tour Guides and enter tourism sector professionally.

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In addition, if you are looking for locations to visit for your Domestic tours check out some cool ones here. 

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34th Annual Handicrafts festival – Surajkund Mela

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Cheer up, for the days of vivid joy for the annual mela of Surajkund are here. Yes! I’m talking about the much awaited international crafts fair, the Surajkund mela. The Surajkund mela is an annual festival, which is held in the first fortnight of February. The festival laid its foundation as early as 1987 and since then has been held every year by the Haryana Tourism Department in Surajkund. The Mela is hosted by the Surajkund Mela Authority along with the other union ministers of textiles, cultures, tourism, external affairs, etc. 

34th Surajkund International Crafts Mela 2020

 

Theme of Surajkund mela 2020 

Himachal Pradesh has been chosen as the theme state for this mela. Every year one of the states is chosen for the theme, which was introduced in order to promote the crafts and cuisines of a particular state. This 34th annual mela would showcase all the culture and traditions of the state chosen. This is one of the largest craft fairs of the world and attracts a huge number of visitors from all over india and abroad. 

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Main attraction of the Surajkund Mela

The main attractions of this mela is the rich and diverse handicrafts, handlooms and cultural fabric of India. These are crafted by some of the best Craftsmen of the country. This fair is also known as the international crafts fair where started to help these craftspeople showcase their talents. 

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The evenings of this festive is also one of the key attractions of the festival. A large number of national and international folk artists could be seen in the evenings. As for fun, there are many of the adventure rides and amusement sports for the young and old. Moreover, you would get to eat the traditional mouth savouring cuisines of the various states here. 

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Important information

  • The mela starts from 1st of february till 16th February
  • The tickets ranges from Rs. 50 to Rs. 200. On weekdays the price of the ticket is Rs. 120/- while on weekends the price is Rs. 180/- per person.
  • Key attractions of the Mela are –  Exuberant handicrafts along with the crafts of different states while the Evening shows are a special charm to the mela

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Top 8 LGBT-Friendly Holiday Destinations In The World!

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The world has been extremely cruel to people with queer identities. However, there are nations that embrace such humans and support LGBT rights. People in love have often found it hard to convince the world around them, making them understand their love. Meanwhile, there are nations that have always celebrated love for the sake of love, and not discriminating it from “defined notions” of the same.

There are some exotic places on the face of the earth that’ll add to the wonder of your trip with your partner, whoever, they may be. Let’s thus get into naming these amazing places on the face of the earth that’ll be super-fun to be in!

1. The Canary islands

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The Canary Islands are much known European destinations for the LGBT community. The place is a perfect escape for the people in love with the beaches, the scorching sun and an aesthetic landscape.

The islands across the Spanish archipelago are extremely liberal to sexuality, which means that you’ll be able to enjoy the LGBT beaches, bars and nightclubs without someone to interrupt you! Moreover, the annual Maspalomas Gay Pride event in Gran Canaria, attracts up to 100,000 attendees, includes a mammoth 10-day celebration that consists of LGBT parades, pool parties and organised boat trips.

2. Berlin

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Well, Berlin is the dynamic Gay Capital of Germany and is known for its rich cultural history. The partying atmosphere is way too happening. The bars, clubs and carnivals rather get you hooked in!

Berlin Pride, known as “Christopher Street Day”, is one of the biggest events on Berlin’s LGBT calendar and sees thousands march proudly through this great European city.

3. Zurich

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Zurich is one of Switzerland’s largest city. Moreover, it offers visitors a colorful sight of LGBT-friendly bars and nightclubs, further complimented by the snow-capped Alps in the backdrop. The “Zurich Pride Festival”, which takes place between June 15 to 17 this year, is a multi-day event that brings people from all nooks and corners, into the very heart of Zurich every year. Festival highlights include grand parades, concerts and pro-LGBT rights demonstrations.

4. Sitges

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In Spain’s Catalonia region, to the southwest of Barcelona, lies the coastal town of Sitges. Your go-to events in Sitges include the annual “Gay Pride Sitges” which includes a customised enticing, little village with places to eat, drink and party, right in front of the setting and the rising sun.

5. Israel

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Israel is the only tolerant places in the Middle-East that are notoriously gay-friendly. Tel Aviv is the country’s second city, famous for the queer nightlife, and also for the fact that it hosts a grand Pride Celebration, that too, funded by the Government. Same-sex people can be seen doing all the normal things, enjoying the aesthetics, the beaches, and parties.

6. Sydney

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Sydney has its own queer, cultural history that keeps reiterating itself. Newton, the city’s primary area for queer women, is a true revelation. Moreover, The Mclver’s Ladies Bath are the only women-baths remaining in Australia, and a big hit with the Sapphic set. However, the main hub for LGBTQ+ activity is seen around Oxford Street in Darlinghurst, but shopping, bars, and venues for queer interests are found across in the inclusive city!

7. Brighton

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It’s the “hippy” city in the UK that welcomes each and everyone falling under the rainbow flag. The nightlife is super duper fun, along with the Pride festivities. Even Britney Spears seems to have made her appearance in the festivities, in one of the August parties.

8. Lesbos

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Women seem to have migrated in this ancient city, and have rather served for the name, “Lesbos coming from Lesbian”. The annual Eressos International Women’s Festival is a two-week celebration embracing women in love with other women.

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