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Coyoacan, Mexico City

Frida Kahlo Making Her Self Up

16 Jun - 30 Nov 2018

The Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up exhibition at the V&A London showcases a collection of personal artefacts and clothing belonging to the iconic Mexican artist. It’s the first time that the collection will be exhibited outside Mexico.

Monarch Butterflies

1 Oct 2018 - 28 Feb 2019

Each year approximately 250 million orange and black Monarch butterflies travel for distances as great as 3,100 miles in order to avoid the freezing cold temperatures in Canada and the north of the USA. Millions of these monarchs spend their winter in the Pineridges Mountains of Michoacan state, Mexico, where they cluster together by the thousands. This is a spectacle of nature not to be missed.

Mexican hot chocolate

Chocolate Week

8 - 14 Oct 2018

Some may say that the discovery of chocolate by the Aztecs to be one of the top 10 discoveries of the world. So in honour of this every day snack we do not take for granted, this week is dedicated to all thing chocolate.


Bogota International Film Festival

11 - 17 Oct 2018

An annual international film festival held in Bogotá, Colombia. 55 films from 32 different countries showcase across fourteen movie theatres in the city.

Brazil flag

Cirio de Nazare

14 - 14 Oct 2018

Círio de Nazaré takes place in Belém, Brazil and attracts an average of two million visitors for its gigantic procession in honour of Our Lady of Nazareth.


Lord of the Miracles Festival

18 - 28 Oct 2018

The Lord of the Miracles procession in Lima, Peru, is the largest of its kind in Latin America. The festival honours a 350-year-old image of a black Jesus, painted by a freed slave, which survived an earthquake that destroyed the entire church, except the wall the painting was on.

Antartic Circle

Antarctic summer

31 Oct 2018 - 2 Mar 2019

Cruising around Antarctica is only possible between late October to early March. During the Antarctic summer there are long hours of daylight. The sun tints the ice from an extraordinary palette of pink, crimson and violet. The sheer scale of Antarctica overwhelms: towering ice walls, giant tabular icebergs, and rugged snow-streaked mountains. At this time of year, the theatre of wildlife in the Antarctic is ever-changing –- birds court and mate in November, give birth to their young in December/January and fledge and despatch them in February. The beaches teem with seals and penguins, and the icy sea is home to orca, minke, killer and grey whales.

Day of the Dead

Dia de los Muertos - Day of the Dead

1 - 2 Nov 2018

All of Mexico stops during the first two days of November for a nationwide communion with the dead, known locally as ‘Día de los Muertos'.

This is however a more joyful occasion than you might expect, as it’s both a remembrance of loved ones and a celebration of the eternal cycle of life and death. Perhaps the best place to see the celebrations is the island of Janitzio on Lake Pátzcuaro, where the bell at the entrance of the local cemetery rings all night long, calling the souls to return and join in the ceremony.

Panama City

Panama Independence Day

3 - 3 Nov 2018

Panama celebrates the Independence from Colombia with big parades in Panama City, including traditional folklore dancing in the streets. 


Hay Festival Arequipa - Peru

8 - 11 Nov 2018

Hay Festival is an annual literature festival hosted in different cities and countries in the world, modeled after the original festival held in Hay-on-Wye, Wales.


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