As Chinese New Year approaches next week, chozun 途赞 are certainly in the mood to celebrate. This week, we’ve celebrated Chiang Mai – Thailand, Patras – Greece, Taipei – Taiwan, Tripura – India & today, Kujawy – Poland #chozunaday:
Celebrated: National Teacher’s Day (วันครู Wan Kruu)
Place: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Date: 16 January
After the bustle of Bangkok, head for a well deserved break surrounded by pristine rainforest reserves, mountains (like Doi Inthanon – Thailands highest mountain), churning waterfalls, serene forest, bubbling hot springs & peaceful country villages.
Celebrated: Patras Carnival kicks off!
Place: Patras, Greece
Date: 17 January
Patras transforms for a week of wildness! Costume parades, colourful floats, hidden treasure hunt & much more.
3 travel tips for Patras:
1. If Vintage Shopping is your thing, check out this hidden gem: Motel Vintage Store
2. Have a truly unique, historic winery experience at Achaia Clauss Winery
3. Head 7km North of Patras to Rio if you’re after a nudist beach! (if that’s your thing)…
Celebrated: Jay Chou’s (周杰伦) birthday
Place: Taipei, Taiwan
Date: 18 January
Born in Taipei, Chou leads a new trend of music, combining Western musical elements & Chinese literature terms – “China Wind”.
Dining, Relaxation & Shopping tips:
Celebrated: Kokborok Day
Place: Tripura, India
Date: 19 January
Kokborok Day is celebrated to recognise the Kokborok language – one of the most widely spoken Tibetu-Burman languages in the North East part of India.
Far from India’s popular tourist circuits, Tripura is a culturally charming place – many royal palaces, temples, and best known for it’s Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary. Pull up a rug, have a picnic, go boating & enjoy the monkeys!
Celebrated: Cheese! National Cheese Day! 🧀
Place: Kujawy, Poland
Date: 20 January
Did you know, Kujawy, Poland is where the earliest evidence of cheese making dates back to?
What to do in Kujawy?
Until next week, when we will be celebrating Chinese New Year in style…