A Year of Celebration

a trip by Heather Jephcote
From: January 1st 2017
Until: December 31st 2017

It is fair to say that 2016 has not been the most positive year in history. So this coming year, I intend to follow the old adages of taking every day as it comes, celebrating the small things, and have having a positive outlook. I sometimes get bogged down in what is happening in the world day-to-day in certain corners of the world. I want to broaden my knowledge and understanding of the world, and see the beautiful things that people do. It was this that gave me the idea for 2017. I have no money for travelling at the moment, so I've decided to concentrate on this.

I don't always make New Year's Resolutions, and even those I do make rarely survive much past February. This is why I am blogging this, hopefully it will keep me going. The only other time that I have kept a blog was a couple of years ago when I travelled from Hong Kong to Carnforth, England, by train. Being that this will be covering a vast array of cultures and nations, I hope no one minds me posting this here.

New Year's Resolution 2017: Celebrate Every Day.

I am going to celebrate every day of 2017. I am going to find a cultural, religious, or national holiday to celebrate every day of 2017. Hopefully this will include lots of celebratory food and drink... because I like food and drink, but also an insight into cultures around the world and a little joy every day.

If anyone reading this (and I hope people are reading this) have any suggestions for upcoming celebrations, message me and let me know, or tweet me @fighiggins

All the best for 2017 and Happy New Year!
Trip Length: 12 months
Blog Entries: 50
Photos: 56
Words: 17037

Blog Entries

Date Blog Title Location
January 1st 2017 12 Grapes, a Columbian Suitcase and Mexican Underwear South America » Colombia
January 2nd 2017 Kamakazi?...kirigami?...kawasaki?.... Kakizome! Asia » Japan
January 3rd 2017 Նախածննդյան տոներ - Pre-Christmas Holidays Asia » Armenia
January 4th 2017 World Braille Trivia Month Day Europe » France » Île-de-France
January 5th 2017 What has Clitheroe ever done for us? Europe » United Kingdom » England » Lancashire » Clitheroe
January 6th 2017 An Introduction to Laos 20th Century History... Asia » Laos
January 7th 2017 Cчастливого Рождества - Merry Russian Christmas! Europe » Russia
January 8th 2017 A Naked Man Walks into a Bar... Europe » Bulgaria
January 9th 2017 PRUSISYON NG ITIM NA NAZARENO Asia » Philippines
January 10th 2017 Voodoo and Gin Africa » Benin » South » Ouidah
January 11th 2017 Opening the Mirror Asia » Japan
January 12th 2017 Malanka - preparation for tomorrow! Europe » Ukraine
January 13th 2017 Old and New Asia » India » Andhra Pradesh
January 14th 2017 Rice Pudding Asia » India » Tamil Nadu
January 15th 2017 Feed the Birds Asia » India
January 16th 2017 Kaanum Pongal: The Last Day Asia » India » Tamil Nadu
January 17th 2017 National Ditch Day ~The day that you can legitimately abandon New Year's Resolutions. North America » United States
January 18th 2017 Ice, ice, baby Asia » China » Heilongjiang » Harbin
January 19th 2017 Who's that rapping at my chamber door? North America » United States » Maryland » Baltimore
January 20th 2017 Perverts Wear Purple Antarctica
January 21st 2017 Jazz North America » United States » Arizona » Tucson
January 22nd 2017 Sundance North America » United States » Utah » Park City
January 23rd 2017 #mk50 Europe » United Kingdom » England » Buckinghamshire » Milton Keynes
January 24th 2017 Small Things! Small Things EVERYWHERE!!! South America » Bolivia » La Paz Department » La Paz
January 25th 2017 Address to a Haggis Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Lanarkshire » Glasgow
January 26th 2017 Survival Oceania » Australia
January 27th 2017 Holocaust Memorial Day Europe
January 27th 2017 Holocaust Memorial Day Europe
January 31st 2017 Catch-up - CNY - Kansas Day - Sauda-Day - Braille Test South America » Brazil
February 2nd 2017 World Hijab Day Middle East
February 5th 2017 Kashmir Solidarity Day (Pakistan) Asia » Pakistan » Azad Kashmir
February 15th 2017 Parinirvana & John Frum Oceania » Vanuatu » Tanna
February 16th 2017 Day of the Shining Star 광명성절 Asia » North Korea » Pyongyang
February 17th 2017 So, About This Pineapple... Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Lanarkshire » Glasgow
February 18th 2017 Venetian Carnival - Carnevale di Venezia Europe » Italy » Veneto » Venice
February 19th 2017 Flags Asia » Turkmenistan
February 20th 2017 Vikings! Europe » United Kingdom » England » North Yorkshire » York
February 21st 2017 Noswaith dda, croeso a dathlu! Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris
February 22nd 2017 St Lucian Independence (- An Island that knows how to party) Central America Caribbean » Saint Lucia
February 23rd 2017 Guyana - One People, One Nation, One Destiny South America » Guyana
February 24th 2017 Mahashivaratri Asia » India » Uttarakhand » Kedarnath
February 25th 2017 Nc'wala Africa » Zambia » Chipata
February 26th 2017 Damn you British Heart Foundation Europe » United Kingdom
February 27th 2017 Et tu, Brute?! Central America Caribbean » Grenada » Carriacou
February 28th 2017 Shrive! Europe » United Kingdom » England
March 1st 2017 Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Europe » United Kingdom » Wales
March 8th 2017 The Ides of March (2nd - 8th) Oceania
March 9th 2017 Wine Cellar, Golf and Fishing Tournament Central America Caribbean » Turks & Caicos
March 20th 2017 March Middle East » Iran
March 21st 2017 Getting Back on That Metaphorical Horse Africa » Central African Republic » North
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