From Julio Iglesias’ 80th birthday to the G20 in India, some 2023 events to note on the agenda |  The weekly country

From Julio Iglesias’ 80th birthday to the G20 in India, some 2023 events to note on the agenda | The weekly country


On January 20 will be fulfilled 30 years since the death of Audrey Hepburn, Hollywood myth. The epitome of elegance, the Holly Golightly of Breakfast with diamonds, He died in 1993 in Switzerland at the age of 63.

January 22 will be the Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year.

2023 will start in Madrid with two major fairs. From January 18 to 22, fitur, that of international tourism in a context of marked recovery in the sector, close to levels prior to the pandemic, and from 23 to 25 that of gastronomy, Madrid Fusion, with the Spanish capital established as one of the most attractive cities in the culinary world.


Who will be at the helm Queen Sofia? The museum will begin the selection process on February 1 to appoint a new director after 15 years at the helm of Manuel Borja-Villel, who led his qualitative leap and could apply again.

The largest exhibition in history on Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) can be visited from February 10 to June 4 at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Only 35 works of the master of Baroque painting are preserved. They will be in the sample 28, among them, The girl of the pearl (1665).

From February 22 to 26, the contemporary art fair will be held in Madrid Bow, with the Mediterranean Sea as a special thematic focus.


If all goes according to plan, Xi Jinping will be named president of China for the third consecutive time in the National People’s Congress, consolidating a personal leadership unprecedented since Mao Zedong. The president will face the challenge of putting an end to the covid zero policy, which at the end of 2022 caused civil protests due to the prolonged restriction of freedoms.

From March 27 to 30 the triennial will be held Congress of the Spanish Language in Arequipa, Peru, the birthplace of Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa. Organized by the Royal Spanish Academy, the Association of Language Academies and the Cervantes Institute, plus the host country of each edition, it will bring together more than 250 lecturers and speakers.


April 8: 50 years of the death of Pablo Picasso. With a collaboration agreement between the Spanish and French governments as the basis, fifty exhibitions will be devoted to it: Pompidou in Paris, Metropolitan in New York, Reina Sofía in Madrid…

The European Space Agency will launch the juice space mission in search of potentially habitable environments in the Jupiter system.

The UN estimates that in April India will outnumber China (1.4 billion, but immersed in a deep demographic crisis) and will become the most populous country in the world.

On April 28 and 30 one of the great myths of rock, Bruce Springsteen, and The E Street Band will start their European tour in Barcelona.


Charles Philip Arthur George Mountbatten-Windsor will be crowned in Westminster Abbey on May 6 as Charles III, King of England. Along with him, his wife, Camila, will be named queen consort.

may 13th. End of eurovision in Liverpool, an alternative venue to Ukraine, which was supposed to be the host – it won in 2022 – but was ruled out for security reasons.

May 24 and 25 Coldplay will perform in Barcelona as part of his Music of Spheres World Tour.

On May 28 will be held in Spain the municipal and regional elections except in Galicia, Catalonia, the Basque Country and Andalusia.


Will the first chip be implanted in a human brain? Elon Musk has said that this could happen in the middle of the year; Musk is pretty tossed around in his forecasts, but he’s got a brain chip company, Neuralink, and all the money in the world to try it if he gets official permission.

Valencia will host the delivery of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants.

Primavera Sound bicapital. For the first time the Barcelona festival will also be held in Madrid. From June 1 to 3 it will be held in the Catalan capital and from June 8 to 10 in Arganda del Rey. The two venues will have the same poster, with supernovas like Rosalía and Kendrick Lamar or pop classics like Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys or Blur, which hasn’t been together since 2015.


NATO summit at the gates of Russia. On July 11 and 12, the countries of the alliance will meet in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, which was a Soviet republic. The voltage of the appointment will depend on the evolution of Moscow’s war against Ukraine.

The most famous sign in the world —hollywood, 14 meters high and 106 meters long—will turn 100 on July 13.

From July 20 to August 20, the Women’s Soccer World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Spain will participate. If the coach’s lawsuit with 15 players is overcome, including talents like the Ballon d’Or winner Putellas, he will be a firm contender for the title.

From July 1 to December 31 Spain will chair the Council of the European Union.


On August 25 will begin the Basketball World Cup from Japan, the Philippines and Indonesia. Spain is the current champion and in 2022 they also won the Eurobasket. It will be a rival to beat due to the competitive capacity that it has developed in the last two decades. Ricky Rubio is expected to arrive recovered from his very long injury to lead the team.

August 11 will be exactly half a century since the street party in the Bronx in New York where DJ Kool Herc created the break sound, the seed of the future hip hop.

For the first time since 1962, the Cycling Tour of Spain will start in Barcelona (August 26). The full route will be revealed on January 10 in the Catalan capital.


Julio Iglesias He will turn 80 on September 23. The man who said “hey” and conquered the world —more than 300 million records sold— has long lived out of the spotlight. It is to be expected that he will blow his octogenarian cake with the family.

India will host the G-20. The meeting of the major powers of the world economy will take place on the 9th and 10th in New Delhi.

September 11 will mark the 50th anniversary of the suicide of the president of Chile Salvador Allende, during the coup military assault on the Palacio de la Moneda.

For the first time the Ryder Cup It will be played in Italy. Rome will host the great golf event from September 25 to October 1, which pits Europe against the United States every two years.


The Frankfurt Book Fair, the international event of reference in the publishing world, will open its 75th edition on October 18. Slovenia will be the guest country.

On October 20, it will be half a century since the inauguration of the Sydney Opera, Pritzker Prize Jorn Utzon project.

Argentina will elect president on October 22. Kirchnerism, in power, is risking its political future. If his candidate —to be determined in primaries in August— is not re-elected, this will mean the end of the Peronist cycle and especially for its influential vice president, Cristina Fernández.

On October 31 the princess eleanor she will reach the age of majority and legally could already be queen of Spain. She will be sworn in to the Constitution in Congress.


November 22 will mark the 60th anniversary of the assassination in Dallas of United States President John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

On day 5, tens of thousands of amateurs and professional athletes will run the 52nd edition of the New York Marathon, that since its creation in 1970, only one year, 2020, has stopped celebrating due to the pandemic.

The largest book fair in the Spanish-speaking world, the FIL of Guadalajara (Mexico), will have the European Union as guest of honor in its 37th edition, from November 25 to December 2.

From November 30 to December 12 there will be a new climate summit in search of agreements to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels. The COP28 It will be held in the United Arab Emirates, one of the world’s largest oil exporters.


December 2 will mark the 100th anniversary of the soprano’s birth in New York Mary Callas, who died in 1977 in Paris.

Three days later, the 5th, will be the tenth anniversary of the death of Nelson Mandela, leader of the anti-apartheid movement and South Africa’s first black president.

Elections in Spain. If there is no advance, the deadline for the general elections It’s December 10. Pedro Sánchez and Alberto Núñez Feijóo will dispute La Moncloa in an election whose result will probably be tight and will make it necessary for the socialist or popular leader to agree with other parties and distort their speeches to govern.

December 27: centenary of the death of Gustave Eiffel.

Subscribe to continue reading

Read without limits

Read Original Source Here…

Scroll to Top