Plan your 2019 travels around these bucket-list festivals

This ultimate guide to the coolest bucket-list festivals around the world will give that much-needed push to start planning your 2019 travels.

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Travel agency Ampersand collated all the must-do festivals into a beautiful calendar for each month - you could get chilly at Japan's Sapporo Snow Festival in January, get dressed up in feathers for Brazil's Rio Carnival in March, test your ears at Italy's Verona Opera Festival in June, pray for good luck at India's Ganesh Celebrations in September or connect with your family at Mexico's Dia de Muertos in November.

A couple of South African festivals also made the cut - the Cape Town Parade, Global Citizen Festival, Ultra and Splashy Fen.

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January festival calendar
February festival calendar
March festival calendar
April festival calendar
May festival calendar
June festival calendar
July festival calendar
August festival calendar
September festival calendar
October festival calendar
November festival calendar

December festival calendar

You also download the PDF version here.

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