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5 Must See Events Around the World in 2016

Posted by Mark Godsell-Fletcher on

Normality has returned to our lives this week as we return to work after the festive break.  With resolutions, goals and dreams in hand, we look with excitement and anticipation to the year ahead.  2016 is packed full of events that could take you on a colourful journey across the world, from sporting to cultural to memorial, new memories and champions will be created and significant people and historical events remembered.  At Eat Sleep Live, we believe that special moments from events such as these are to be treasured, they make us who we are and can influence how we live.  Here are our 5 must-see events around the world happening this year. Olympics, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil I don't think as a nation we can ever forget the magic of the London Olympics, the incredible records made by our athletes across a multitude of disciplines to the smiles and endless enthusiasm of The Games Makers.  The time has come for the world's biggest sporting event to open its doors again this summer.  This year two new events are to be added to the packed programme, golf and rugby.  The effervescent city of Rio de Janeiro, rich in history, with stunning beaches, rain forests and the vibrant and infectious culture, will play host.  To celebrate the diverse culture of Brazil, a festival of culture will be taking place within urban spaces alongside the Olympics and Paralympic games.  Set to open this year is the new wharf museum precinct called Porto Maravilha which will be home to two of the city's major museums the Museum of Tomorrow and the Rio Art Museum. Pão de Açúcar400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, Stratford upon Avon, UK "Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them," Twelfth Night. I wonder if Shakespeare ever realised his greatness and how his work would continue to inspire and by enjoyed for hundreds of years.  This year his hometown of Stratford upon Avon, events will be held to celebrate the anniversary of this extraordinary playwrights death.  With new productions by Royal Shakespeare Company including A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, and Don Quixote opening for the first time to the general public, a re-imagining of Shakespeare’s final home, New Place, and Shakespeare’s Schoolroom it will be a must see event for lovers of Shakespeare. William_Shakespeare_-birthplace_-house275th anniversary on the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii 75 years ago on the morning of the 7th December,  the beautiful Hawaiian port of Pearl Harbor was surprised by an attack by the Imperial Japanese troops.  This shocking attack directly led to President Roosevelt making the decision that the USA would enter World War II.  The attack on Pearl Harbour was later to be considered a war crime due to the fact that it happened without warning and without a declaration of war, and led to President Roosevelt marking it as the 'date that will live in infamy'.  To commemorate the anniversary 'A Gift of Music' will be presented by a Mass Band of American and Japanese musicians in front of The USS Battleship Missouri Memorial docked in Pearl Habour, the performance has been designed to not only honour those that died but also to inspire peace.  Other events taking place include the annual parade together with special exhibits at the Pacific Aviation Museum. pearl-harbor-81247_960_720UEFA Euro Cup, France The European Cup will be held throughout France in 2016 with games being held in stadiums from Paris, Lille, Lyon, Saint-Etienne to Toulouse. England will be one of 24 teams hoping to be lifting the cup this summer, Wales will be competing for the first time in the championship. For those who can't get tickets you can still experience the incredible atmosphere as a fan zone is to be set up in Paris on the Champ de Mars lawns under the Eiffel Tower, and giant screens will be found in Saint-Denis near the Basilica of Saint-Denis. Running for a month from the 10th June, we know that the nation will be cheering our teams on whilst praying for them to win. UEFA_Euro_2016_logo.svgThe Queen's 90th Birthday, London Windsor Castle will come alive on the evenings of the 12th-15th May as 1500 performers from around the world and over 900 horses come together to celebrate the remarkable life of Her Majesty, The Queen. The event will take you on a journey from her birth in 1926, her marriage and through her Reign which spans more than 60 years. Organised by the team behind the Diamond Jubilee Pageant the spectacular event will be a fusion of theatrical lighting, LED effects and the latest video projection and honour her love of horses, the armed forces and dedication to the Commonwealth and international affairs. 5655348164_d234f9ef38_o Not all of us will be lucky enough to attend these events but you can join in by indulging in the flavours of the country, watch when dreams are realised and lives are changed forever. Whether you sit together as a family, relax in bed with your tablet or host your own commemorative party, 2016 is set to be a year full of celebrations.

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