Sometimes in August, the heat can go to our heads, giving us some slightly crazy ideas! Like covering Rome in a blanket of snow for the Festa della Madonna della Neve on 5 August, for example. The commemoration - featuring white rose petals and artificial snow - pays tribute to a Roman legend dating back to the 4th century.
And there's a change of scenery in New York too, with the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, held on 11 and 12 August. Inspired by a Chinese tale, the event also showcases traditional rites such as the blessing of boats before the race begins.
Finally, Montreal is hosting its Tiny House Festival on August 11 and 12, where visitors get the chance to discover a new way of living, with extra-large doll houses that quickly make you feel like a giant. Get ready to embrace the weird and the wonderful.
The AccorHotels.com team