Eurovision is something me and my friends look forward to every year. We enjoy cheering our country on and watching singers from all over Europe get up on stage and perform on behalf of their country. It’s always interesting to watch all the different performances – some of them are certainly very surprising and unique. We’re already looking forward to Eurovision 2016, which will be held in Sweden, following Sweden’s triumphant victory last year. The UK is gearing up for the show, launching its biggest ever search for a representative. Even if your country doesn’t win, or even if your country gets the infamous ‘nul points,’ it’s still good fun watching the show and having a laugh.
A favourite of mine, Mardi Gras is all about fun, frivolity and letting your hair down. While it originated in the USA, it’s celebrated throughout Europe. With decadent parade floats, lively music, colourful costumes and plenty of beads, Mardi Gras is something you can’t help but get really excited about. Mardi Gras 2016 takes place on Tuesday 9th February and I for one am already very excited about living it up!
The Euro 2016 finals are being held in 10 stadiums across France from the 10th of June to the 10th of July. I guarantee you that during this time, everyone will be talking about football and visiting sites like Titanbet to place bets on their favourite team. Even if you’re not that much into football, the Euro 2016 are still a very exciting event to get into. The UEFA European Championships are held every four years. What makes Euro 2016 so exciting is that, for the first time, there are set to be 24 teams competing, instead of the usual 16. What’s more is that Spain are the reigning champions, having won the last two UEFA European Championships, so there’s a lot of pressure on the other countries to stop Spain scoring a hat trick.
International Kite Festival
The northern French town of Berck-sur-Mer attracts over half a million spectators during a week in April for its International Kite Festival. During this lively and colourful festival, the skies above the town are filled with every sort of kite you can imagine – there are even synchronised kite flying shows where teams compete to give the best synchronised kite flying performances. Whether you’re a novice or a professional kite flyer, I’d definitely recommend you head over to this seaside resort for this fun and family-friendly festival. Remember to keep looking up, because you never know what you might see!
Youth Olympic Games
I’m really looking forward to the 2016 Youth Olympic Games, mainly because it’s only the second ever time this event’s been held. It’s going to be the fourth Youth Games, but only the second winter edition. The 2016 Youth Olympic Games will be held in February in and around Lillehammer in Norway. I’m really looking forward to this because it’s invigorating and inspirational to see young people compete at such a high professional level.
I’ve listed here just some of the many events I’m already looking forward to in 2016. It’s shaping up to be a fantastic year and it’s going to be here before you know it.