2019 Calendar - Musical Celebrations Around the World

Travel around the world and learn about the music and traditions of different cultures across the globe just by turning the page on our free Musical Celebrations Around the World 2019 Calendar! Each page comes with important celebrations, information about where and how they’re celebrated, and beautiful photos illustrating the featured celebration of that month.

Render of the printed Musical Celebrations Calendar showing the month of August, featuring the Chinese Torch Festival and a QR code leading to our article about this celebration


Download the free 2019 Calendar to learn about holidays and celebrations such as:

  • World Opera Day
  • Thaipusam
  • Uncommon Instruments Awareness Day
  • Music in Our Schools Month
  • Diwali
  • African American Music Appreciation Month
  • And so much more!

Preview of the cover & the month of January featuring Thaipusam from the Musical Celebrations Calendar


In addition to short descriptions of every musical celebration, we provide a deeper dive into one celebration per month. These blog posts describe the background and significance of the celebration or holiday, share photos and videos of instruments and dances used in celebration, and give examples of how you can celebrate with your ensemble!

 By scanning the QR code at the bottom of each month, you'll reach the respective months' article which contains photos and videos of the instruments and dances used in that celebration and describes its background and significance, as well as how you can celebrate it with your ensemble

Download our free 2019 Calendar of Musical Celebrations Around the World – a perfect addition to any rehearsal space or music classroom!


Download our free Musical Celebrations Calendar! | A perfect addition to your rehearsal room, Encore Tours' Musical Celebrations Calendar features musical celebrations and holidays around the world. Each month features a different celebration and shares the history of the holiday, as well as ways that you can celebrate it with your ensemble!

About the Author

Kate Huffman

Kate first discovered the power of intercultural communication and exchange through music on a month-long trip to China and Japan with her college wind ensemble. She's been hooked on traveling ever since and has performed with different groups in cities such Beijing, London, and Kyoto to name a few! Kate is a clarinet player and a passionate arts advocate with degrees in music, arts administration, and cultural policy. Kate is the Marketing and Communications Manager at Encore Tours.

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