The New Year is upon us. Here’s what we celebrated this week to kick off 2017.
Celebrated: Black and White Carnival (Carnaval de Blancos y Negros)
Place: Pasto, Colombia
Date: 2 January
How chozun celebrated: Face painting, music and you bet, we danced
Pasto, founded in 1539, begins each year with a joyful celebration – Black and White Carnival. Undoubtedly the best time to go to Pasto is during the Carnival between 2-7 January each year.
Celebrated: Drinking Straw Day
Place: Ohio, U.S.
Date: 3 January
How chozun celebrated: Spent the entire day drinking all liquids via colourful straws
Drinking Straw Day, originated in Ohio, US! It’s a day, where we give respect to those colourful, life changing drinking utensils. Yes, a day to celebrate straws!
Celebrated: Sterling Holloway’s Birthday
Place: Georgia, U.S.
Date: 4 January
How chozun celebrated: Hosted a movie night, watching some of Sterling’s most famous movies
What to do in Georgia:
Celebrated: Ice & Snow Festival
Place: Harbin, China
Date: 5 January
How chozun celebrated: Team member Kate reminisced of her experience in Harbin, where she did ice skating across the Songhua River’s frozen surface.
Harbin hosts China’s chilliest festival – Ice & Snow Festival showcases the flashiest and most neck-craning ice sculptures.
Place: Cinque Terre
Date: 6 January
How chozun celebrated: We dressed up & listened to Italian song – La Befana Trullallà.
Cinque Terre, 5 colourful fishing villages, each with it’s own quirk. Perfect for hiking, swimming, soaking up the sun, beautiful atmosphere and re-charging.
Here’s to another week ahead of celebrations!