This year was extremely eventful, although it hasn’t finished yet. Let’s see what important cultural events have already occurred in 2017 and if there are any happenings you can participate in. Open your calendar and mark the dates of the most important cultural acts you can see. In this post, we will discuss events that have happened and are going to happen in 2017. Get ready: 2017 is full of cultural events that are definitely worth visiting.
Finland 100 – Helsinki
This year, Finland celebrated the 100th anniversary of its independence from Russia. The country began the celebration on December 31, 2016, with the noisy blue-and-white fireworks in Helsinki. The “motto” of the event – “Being Together” – united all people with events that cover the culture and history of the country.
Anniversary of Canada – Ottawa
December 31, 2016 was also a special day for Canadians due to the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation. That day, there were a lot of incredibly interesting events: pyro-music fireworks, concerts and the official celebration on the Parliament Hill. The whole country celebrated the anniversary with free entrance to National Parks throughout this year.
2017’s Winter Asian Games – Sapporo
Winter Olympic Games were held in Sapporo, Japan, this year. People from all over the world had a chance to experience all the exciting moments of the ceremonies. During the games, athletes competed in 11 winter sports, including figure skating, curling, and springboard dives. The viewers were able to observe the spectacular games and visit the Sapporo Central Park – Odori.
Ferrari Land Opening – Tarragona
In 2017, Ferrari fans had a chance to explore PortAventura World Parks & Resort, with the purpose of participating in Ferrari Land opening. On April 7, 2017, in Tarragona, Spain, the event started.
Belmond Andean Explorer Express Launch – Cusco-Arequipa
Get all on board! This year, a new rail route run through the Andes. The Explorer, whose launch happened in May 2017, originates from the city of Cusco, the historic capital of the Inca Empire. From the car-restaurant (equipped with piano), all could admire the views of the Altiplano Plateau. Belmond Andean Explorer Express is the highest railway track in the world.
Eurovision Song Contest – Kyiv
Song fans visited Ukraine this year. The main reason for it is that the annual Eurovision Song Contest was hosted by Ukraine. On May 9, 11 and 13, the International Exhibition Center in Kyiv, became the singing arena of 62 contests.
Full Solar Eclipse – Hopkinsville
A complete solar eclipse will be well visible in the United States from Seattle, Oregon, to Charleston, South Carolina. The best place to observe the sun crown is a town of Hopkinsville (Hoptown), Kentucky.
Star Wars: Episode VIII – Ireland
Creatures from another galaxy are occupying the territory of Ireland. If you had to visit Cape Malin Head in Donegal, you have probably noticed a mysterious design resembling the Millennial Falcon. And it is no easy matter. There is going something to happen. The appearance of a cosmic guest, along with the Hollywood stars, shows nothing more than the beginning of filming a new part of the Star Wars: Episode VIII saga, which should be screened in December 2017.
You still have a chance to see some interesting events in 2017. Do not lose a chance and build plans right now!