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Top events in January 2020 for the beginning of the new decade

If you enjoy winter, you can spend your time experiencing ice skating ring on many destinations. But if you are not a winter fan and are planning a getaway to and overseas warm destination, you can already get into the carnival spirit on Guadeloupe inviting the Spring to be early this year.

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Guadeloupe: Carnival, 1. 1. – 26. 2. 2020

January and February are the perfect months to visit Guadeloupe, an island group in the southern Caribbean Sea. And when you are there, be sure not to miss their Carnival, the most important island festival. It is a crazy season full of parades, parties, food and drink, costumes and tradition.

Cape Town, South Africa: Lantern Parade, 11. 1. 2020

Be wowed on the first annual parade in Cape Town! This community event is aimed to foster a happy expression of Capetonians' pride. As the name explains the Promenade is illuminated with handcrafted lanterns that use LEDs to light up their unique designs and treat locals and tourists to a glowing show.

Los Angeles, Chinese New Year, 11. – 12. 1. 2020

Celebrate New Year twice this year! Visit the Chinese Lunar New Year Festival in Monterey Park where the street fair takes over five blocks of Downtown. Watch the dragon and lion dancers, enjoy the sounds of Chinese orchestra, experience the Chinese martial arts and try out delicious food from Taiwan, Japan, Korea, China, and other countries.

London, UK: Natural History Museum Ice ring, till 12. 1. 2020

All the wintertime enthusiasts can have fun on one of the more picturesque outdoor ice rings in Europe. Get your ice-skates on and make your circle around the Christmas tree in the middle of the ice rink with the beautiful backdrop of Alfred Waterhouse's buildings. There is also a viewing balcony overlooking the ice if you prefer to enjoy only the scenery in front of the Natural History Museum in London.

Dublin, Ireland: Tradfest, 22. – 26. 1. 2020

Ireland’s largest festival of traditional music celebrates its 15th birthday. The festival features artists from the worlds of folk, nu-folk, and even rock and roll. You can experience live music in some of Dublin’s most historic places, from the atmospheric Kilmainham Gaol to the beautiful City Hall.

Algarve, Portugal: Portuguese cuisine cooking class, 29. 1. 2020

Enrich your holidays in Algarve not only by tasting the local delicious food but also by preparing it. Learn how to make the sweet Pastel de Nata and other Portuguese dishes in a cooking class at Casa de Mondo in the picturesque village of Boliqueime less than 30 minutes’ drive from Faro. Chef Sergio will guide you through the wonderful dishes accompanied by excellent local wines.

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