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Tourism Calender For The Month Of February 2008

Individuals ( OR ) Countries are requested to send their Tourism Calender for the month of February to : info(at)toursandtravelsinindia.com . It will help us to update this page regularly - Thanks In Advance.

Feb 2, Pisco Sour Day, Lima, Peru

Pisco Sour is the national drink of Peru, though Chile has also laid claim to this cocktail. The drink is made by adding lemon juice, sugar and egg white to pisco, a grape brandy indigenous to the region. On this day, tasting and competitions are held all over Lima. Visit www.peru.info

Feb 4-9, Jokkmokk Winter Market, Sweden

This traditional Sami market, established in 1605, sees a historical and a ‘young’ market. The Samis of Norway and Sweden use this market as a place to meet and trade. Reindeer races, dog sled riders and traditional Sami food are the highlights. Visit : www.jokkmokksmarknad.com

Feb 5-11, Sapporo Snow Festival, Japan

This event began in 1950 when a few students left six snow sculptures in the city’s Odori Park. Today, over two million people turn up to see the numerous ice sculptures created by professionals. There is an international contest as well and in the past sculptures as tall as multi-storeyed buildings have been created. Visit : www.snowfes.com

Feb 6-24, Bob Marley festival, Kingston

Reggae king Bob Marley’s birthday is one February 6 and the star’s country of birth, Jamaica, celebrates the even with an almost month long party. Two reggae concerts are scheduled. Photo exhibitions, youth symposiums, lectures and other events will also be held in his memory. Visit : www.visitjamaica.com

Toy trains fascinate the young and old alike. This fair, held in Dublin, is for the serious collector. Dealers from Ireland, England, Europe and the United States will be present. The fair will have both ultra-modern working models and old toy trains. Trains are not the only attraction. This is a happy hunting ground for collectors of antique toys. There will be construction set, jigsaw puzzles, lead soldiers, teddies and beanie babies for sale. Visit : www.visitdublin.com

Feb 18-19, Losar, Bhutan

Losar is the New Year in Bhutan. The people of this mountain kingdom celebrate it with a lot of dancing, singing, drinking and eating. Tsechus or masked dances are held in the towns and monasteries. Archery contests are also organized all over the kingdom. Visit : www.tourism.gov.bt

Feb 19-21, Living Shakespeare, England

Organized by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, this programme at Stratford-upon-Avon includes lectures and discussions on the bard. Participants can also see current Royal Shakespeare Company productions and also meet theatre professionals. Visit :www.shakespeare.org

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