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Tourism Calender For The Month Of January

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

Jan 1,2007 New Year’s Day concert, Vienna:

A highly cultured way to start the New Year would be to attend the New Year’s Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic. The tradition started in 1939 and every year the philharmonic presents the music of the Strauss family on New Year’s Day. Website : www.wienerphilharmoniker.at

Jan 6 – 27,2007 Sydney Festival:

Sydney is among the liveliest cities in the world and it has festival that matches it vibrant reputation. The festival, which was started in 1977, offers three weeks of dance, theatre, music, film, visual arts and numerous outdoor events. Website : www.sydneyfestival.org.au

Jan 8,2007 Wakakusa Yamayaki, Nara City:

Boundary disputes can be settled in many ways. In Japan, the Kofuku-ji and Todai-ji temples settled their dispute in 1760 by burning down Mt Wakakusayama. Now the hill is burnt every year. Some 200 fireworks are also launched for added impact. Website : www.jnto.go.jp

Jan 3,2007 Duruthu Perahera, Colombo:

This festival, at the Kelaniya Temple, commemorates the Buddha’s first visit to Sri Lanka. Hundreds of pilgrims converge on the temple to watch the processions featuring caparisoned elephants, fireball performers, dancers and drummers. Website : www.kelaniyatemple.com

Jan 20 – 21,2007 Ati Atihan, Philippines:

Held in Kalibo in honour of the Infant Jesus, this festival resemble a wild tribal celebration, with participants covered in black soot and dressed in the most outlandish costumes. There are processions, parades, dancing and all-night revelry. Website : www.ati-atihan.net

Jan 19,2007 Timket Festival, Ethiopia:

It is Ethiopia’s most important festival. This is a Christian festival, revolving around the Arks of the Covenant, which according to legend were taken to Ethiopia from Jerusalem centuries ago. But elements of African traditions like chanting, drum beating and horn blowing are part of the event. Website : www.tourismethiopia.org

Jan 5 – 8,2007 Elvis Presley’s Birthday, Memphis:

Elvis fans from across the world descend on his Graceland home to celebrate his birthday on the 8th of January. There are numerous parties, games and ceremonies. Most importantly you get to celebrate with other crazed fans of the ‘King of Rock and Roll’. Website : www.elvis.com

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