Tek Experts’ top festivals & holidays in May 2018
Looking for things to do in May? We’ve got you covered. There are lots of fun and interesting things going on across our seven Tek Experts countries. These are our cultural highlights for this month:
Sofia Science Festival, runs from 10-13 May at Sofia Tech Park, showcasing the achievements of contemporary scientists and young explorers from Bulgaria and abroad. The events will appeal to both children and grown-ups – no matter what your age, you can expect to have your interests piqued by speakers who include NASA astronaut Dr. Richard Linnehan.
This year’s Great Wall Festival takes place on the weekend of the 19 & 20 May. If you’ve never been before, the best way to describe it is a fitness-oriented electronic music festival. As well as international headliners including Nina Kraviz, festival goers are invited to run the nearby 5.4km section of the Simatai Great Wall.
May in Costa Rica is, like many countries, defined by Labor Day (1 May) – or Día de los Trabajadores, as it’s known there. The national holiday is marked by parades, fireworks and processions – a great opportunity to meet up with friends and family.
This year’s Lost and Found Festival falls in the month of May, starting on Thursday 3 May and going on until the early hours of Monday 7 May, which just so happens to be a bank holiday. Annie Mac, who curates the festival, has put together a huge line-up of electronic music which includes Jamie xx, Diplo and J Hus.
May in Nigeria is bookended by two public holidays: Workers’ Day on 1 May and Democracy Day on 29 May. There’s also a school holiday for children on 27 May to commemorate Children’s’ Day. Let the good times roll!
There’s loads going on in Colorado in May, but our highlight is Denver Day of Rock, a one-day music festival which takes place along Denver’s 16th Street Mall on Memorial Day weekend (26 May). The free event will feature five stages of live music with a lineup of local and established acts, all in aid of Amp the Cause, a nonprofit organization that improves the livelihood of children.
On 19 May every year in Vietnam, people come together to celebrate the birthday of the “father of modern Vietnam,” Ho Chi Minh, who spearheaded the Vietnamese people’s revolt against French and Japanese occupation. A public holiday, people hold parades in cities, carrying posters depicting him. Many women wear the ao dai, traditional Vietnamese dress. Speeches about Ho Chi Minh generally follow the parades.