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1/23/2019
International Festivals January-May 2019
International Festivals January-May 2019

Do you love to get away and explore the rich culture of somewhere new?  If so, then why not visit an international festival in 2019? With plenty of popular festivals based near Kempinski hotels, take a look at our pick of the best below.

Party hard in Havana

The beautiful Cuban city of Havana celebrates its 500-year founding anniversary in 2019, and it makes a perfect occasion to party!

The city has already undergone a huge makeover in preparation for its 500th birthday, with plenty of renovation works on the city’s buildings, streets and establishments.

In true Cuban style, there will be plenty of live music in the streets of Havana in 2019, with the Cuban Institute of Music playing a series of concerts every second, third and fourth Saturday of the month all year.

Plus, the annual Biennial festival also takes place in Havana. From April 12 – May 19, artists will descend on the capital to entertain the crowds. Plus, there will be art expositions and workshops to enjoy too. It’s a great festival for all the family to enjoy.

If you are planning on taking a trip to Havana in 2019, make your trip extra special with a stay at Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana. Located in the heart of the beautiful Old Havana, it is the perfect place to stay while exploring this vibrant city.

Attend the Art Olympics at Venice Biennale

An art extravaganza in the heart of Venice, the Biennale will take place this year between May 11 and November 24.

Nicknamed the Art Olympics, Venice Biennale is truly unmissable for art enthusiasts, and is held in various locations around the beautiful city. This year’s venues include the spectacular Central Pavilion and the historic Sestiere Castello.

The exhibition will feature the work of around 50 artists and curators from across the globe. This year’s exhibition is created by curator Ralph Rugoff and confirmed artists include Angelica Mesiti for Australia, Dane Mitchell for New Zealand and Charlotte Laubard for Switzerland.

If you are interested in attending the Venice Biennale and want to make your trip more extraordinary, choose to stay at San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice. Located on the private San Clemente Island, the hotel offers 190 luxurious rooms and suites, and a daily complementary boat service to Piazza San Marco so you can easily explore all the festival has to offer.

Celebrate the New Year in China

The Chinese New Year is one of the most exciting worldwide celebrations, and this year it begins on February 5 and ends February 19. 2019 marks the Year of the Pig!

There is plenty to celebrate if you visit China during this time, and the best cities to visit are Beijing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Harbin.

Beijing will host Spring Festival (New Year’s Day) carnivals, colourful temple fairs, live music and lion and dragon dances.

Guangzhou will be holding spectacular light and drone shows and flower fairs, while Hong Kong will have an extravagant firework display and night parade.

Visit Harbin for a more wintery celebration – there will be an ice and snow festival for you to celebrate in one of China’s most beautiful (and coldest!) cities.

If you are looking for a place to stay while celebrating the Chinese New Year in the capital, choose Kempinski. Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Centre, or Sunrise Kempinski Hotel Kempinski will be perfect for everyone enjoying the New Year in the bustling city of Beijing.

So, if you want to explore one of these festivals in 2019, or just want to travel somewhere different, there is sure to be a Kempinski hotel for you to stay nearby. Click here to view all our destinations.

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