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February 18, 2016

10 Exciting and Upcoming Events of 2016

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If you thought after Grammy’s and Academy Awards life will be boring, then you are mistaken. From Adele’s World Tour after 5 years to U.S. Presidential Elections, 2016 is going to be an exciting year. We picked top 10 events that we think will stir buzz in 2016.

February – Adele’s World Tour

She hasn’t toured since 2011. Though her album ‘25’ debuted as the number 1 on billboard charts, but it hasn’t become the bestselling album of the 21st century. The World Tour will definitely help her promote the album.

Adele will commence her 25th world tour which commences on the leap day. Her first concert is in Belfast, Northern Ireland. In March, she will tour in United Kingdom. April to June she will be busy in European Union and then tour United States and Canada in July. Her last concert will be in Mexico City, Mexico on November 15th, 2016. If you are planning a World Tour yourself, then don’t forget to purchase a concert tickets.

March – Cricket T20 Cup

We bet you have seen Dhoni advertising for HD TV. The sixth ICC World T20 Cup will start on March 8 and the finals will be held on 3 march. India’s first match will be against New Zealand in Nagpur on March 13th, 2016. The series are hosted by India and all the matches are scheduled in India.

April – Queen Elizabeth turns 90

April 21 becomes a day of celebration when Britain’s longest reigning monarch adds another feather on her cap on her 90th birthday. It is indeed going to be a celebration not only for England but for whole of the world. Windsor castle will be having the big event.

April 23rd – Shakespeare Anniversary (London and Stratford-upon-Avon)

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Shakespeare’s Globe: The reconstructed theatre has been entertaining crowds since 1997.

It has been 400 years since Shakespeare died but the web of words he created back then haven’t really stopped mesmerizing the people even today. So, on the 400th anniversary of the legend, King’s College London is up for an exhibition along with plays, screenings and events to commemorate the event for the entire year.
The Bard’s birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon, will also see the Royal Shakespeare Company put on an exhibition about how it pulls together its lavish productions, as well as a performance of King Lear.

May – French Open

On 16th May, 125th French Open will begin on the clay soils of Paris. The players will play for prize money of €28,028,600. Serena Williams won it the last year fetching her 20th title. While in single men, it was Stan Wawrika who won the title defeating Novak Djokovic.

June – Gotthard Base Tunnel

The world’s longest and deepest traffic tunnel is scheduled to be opened in June 1, 2016. The passengers will be able to travel from Zurich to London in 2 hours and 50 minutes – saving an extra hour.

July 1 – Battle of Somme Centenary (France)

July 1 marks the 100th anniversary of one of the goriest battle the world ever saw. 57,000 soldiers died on just the first day and 1.5 million people died by the end if November, 1916. A service will take place to mourn the loss at Thiepval Memorial, with representatives from France and Britain. Besides, it is also a great time to visit a valley still marked by war after a 100 years.

July 4: Juno to Jupiter

NASA launched Juno in 2011, and now after five years, it is destined to enter the Jupiter’s orbit on July 4. It has to gather information and data regarding the planet and learn more about its like its origin, atmosphere, structure, etc.

Aug. 5-21; Sept. 7-18: Olympic Games and Paralympics in Brazil

The Olympic Games finally come to South America in 2016, with Rio de Janeiro as the host city.

The Olympic Games will on August 5 with more than 10,500 athletes participating from 206 countries. Total 306 events are scheduled.

Then the city will host the 15th summer Paralympics in September.

8. U.S. Presidential Elections

There still are 313 days before the U.S. 58th elections start. Hilary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are Democratic Party’s selected candidates while Donald Trump is one of the selected candidates by Republican party. This election may be historical in itself, since U.S may elect its first women president Hilary Clinton through these elections.

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