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Need To Know, When To Go – The 2014 Party Calendar

Red7 , September 26, 2013

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There are big plans on any bride and groom’s horizon, the most important being their own wedding of course. However, before the big day kicks off you also need to organise, amongst other things, the stag and hen parties and it’s best to start thinking about when and where you want to go early, so you can make sure you get a memorable party. Here’s some important events and dates to keep in mind, when thinking about what to do and where to go;

New years Eve – December 31st

Why – The one night of the year when everyone one else in the world will be partying with you. It’s a memorable day for sure but you’ll have to plan well in advance to get the good stuff.

When – As if I need to tell you, December 31st. The last day of the year of course and it’s on a Tuesday in 2013.

St Patrick’s Day – March 17th

Why – Fellas, ladies, imagine watching the St Patrick’s Day Parade, Guinness in hand, at Time Square New York before one amazing night out in the Big Apple: It’s definitely something that will stay with you longer than paintballing in Birmingham.

When – Slap bang in the middle of March. The patron saints day often also falls on or near the final of the Six nations Rugby Tournament, however regretfully it falls on Monday in 2014 so you’ll have to sneak in the fun the weekend before and carry on till Monday.

Spring Break – Late Feb to Early April

Why – A dream for a lot of people is to go to Cancun, Mexico and dive into the authentic, and crazy looking, spring break experience that we’ve all seen on film and TV. However, because this event is so popular you’ll need to know your dates a book ahead in order to get a great place to stay.

When – Spring break in Cancun usually dependent on when the US colleges break for Easter, as such the vacation period can vary each year, however the busiest week is always the week leading up to Easter Sunday, which is on April 20th in 2014.

Ibiza Opening Parties – Last Weekend of May

Why – Some of the biggest names in the business descend on the island to celebrate the summer season kicking off and you’ll get to go to some of the best parties the island has to offer; perfect for a clubbing hen party in Ibiza!

When – Many of the clubs in Ibiza start to re-open for the summer season from the beginning of May with many of the mega clubs, such as Pacha and Space, opening on the last weekend of May. Either side of the opening weekend tend to be quieter until mid June when the revellers really start partying it up.

Glastonbury – June 25th to June 29th

Why – If you’re a festival lover then Glastonbury is the holy grail of the festival season. Its sheer size, its incredible lineup every year and its long history make it THE festival of the year for many. However, it’s not the cheapest around and you’ll need to register and bid for tickets, so you need to be prepared well in advance.

When – Glastonbury is generally right in the middle of the year near the summer solstice. In 2014 the dates are from Wednesday 25th to Monday 29th June.

Edinburgh Fringe Festival – August 1st to 24th

Why – In a word: Culture. The city itself is awash with history and art but the addition of the festival brings world class comedy, theatre and music too. A culture vultures heaven and an ideal time to go to combine with a hen or stag weekend in Edinburgh.

When – The festival takes place over the first three weeks of August. Bear in mind that August 25th is a bank holiday in 2014 so you may want to go on the last weekend so you get an extended break (or avoid it and the crowds with the same idea).

Oktoberfest – September 20th to October 5th

Why – The annual Bavarian beer festival held in Munich every year sees a shed load of beer being tasted and enjoyed on long picnic benches across the city. For you guys who love your beer, this is the ideal event to visit Munich on a stag do.

When – The 16 day long festival runs from the September 20th to October 5th in 2014. October 3rd is a national holiday in Germany and can be busy.

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