Best events to visit around the world in January to February 2024, starting with India, Singapore, Taiwan and Australia.
1. GUJARAT/AHMEDABAD INDIA
International Kite Festival, 8-14 January 2024
The western coastal skies of India’s fifth-largest state Gujarat will shine bright with colors from the highly anticipated annual kite competition that makes Ahmedabad known as the kite capital of Gujarat. This event is held on the banks of the state’s major river, the Sabarmati River. It is said that people from more than 40 countries around the world flock to the event every year – and just right before the festival begins, most of the houses in the city will be turned into small-scale kite factories.
After taking in the view of thousands of kites, we recommend you pay a visit to the Kite Museum, which is located nearby. You will discover an extraordinary and most diverse collection of rare kites in creative shapes and unique sizes.
Tips: the International Kite Festival takes place in conjunction with the celebration of Makar Sankranti on 14 January, a very auspicious day that marks the beginning of the sun’s journey to the north.
Inspired to plan your trip for Kite Festival in Ahmedabad? Fly there with Thai Airways!
Singapore Art Week (SAW 2024), 19-28 January 2024
The 12th edition of the Singapore Art Week or SAW is organized based on the underlying theme “Reimagine”. This cool event showcases hundreds of creative works of art from both local and international artists. Get ready to feast your eyes on the highlight of the year, “Light to Night Singapore” at the Civic District. The event culminates into a varied community of historical buildings, museums, theaters, galleries and concert halls – all of which will be the canvas for a state-of-the-art light, color and sound show at night.
The purpose of the Singapore Art Week is to serve as a communication tool connecting people and the diverse art community in Singapore, as well as the Southeast Asian region. The artworks will be spread out in various areas, transforming the island of Singapore into a fountain of new experiences to appease art lovers and collectors all over the world. Follow exhibition information at www.artweek.sg