While we might be almost halfway through 2018, there are still plenty of exciting events to look forward to within the coming months. If you want to ensure you do not miss one important moment, here are the five key events to follow in 2018.
1. The Royal Wedding
The whole world is seemingly waiting with baited breath to watch the union of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who is set to say “I do” on 19th May 2018. The latest royal wedding is expected to be an intimate, casual ceremony at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. Despite it being a rather low-key ceremony in comparison to Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding, it will undoubtedly be extensively covered by journalists across the world, as the whole world will be excited to follow the fairy-tale nuptials of an English prince and an American actress.
2. NASA to Launch the InSight Mission
Science lovers will not want to miss NASA launching the InSight Mission this May. The robotic Mars lander has been expertly designed to accurately study the subsurface and interior of Mars. It is a key event in science, as it will take two years to complete, but it could help scientists to learn more about planet Earth, as well as the Solar System.
3. The World Cup
One event you will not want to miss this year is the World Cup 2018, which will be hosted by Russia from June 14th for a month of non-stop soccer. There will be 64 matches hosted in 12 venues across 11 cities over a one month period, and it will feature 32 national football teams. It doesn’t matter if you love or hate sports, you cannot help but cheer on your nation’s team to victory. If you want to learn about the event, past and present, visit Unibet for the latest event news and blog posts.
4. First World War Centenary
The First World War Centenary commenced on 28th July 2014, and will come to a close on 11th November 2018, marking 100 years since the outbreak of World War I. Destinations across the world will celebrate the centennial with a variety of events and exhibitions. For instance, on 11th November, the UK will host a series of events to mark the centenary of the Armistice, such as a series of exhibitions at the Imperial War Museum. There will also be a commemorative service at St Symphorien Cemetery, located near Mons in Belgium, which is where the war began in 1914.
5. The 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1968
2018 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as well as the assassination of both Martin Luther King Jr., the leader of the civil rights movement and US presidential candidate Robert Kennedy, who was an advocate for the movement. Destinations across the world plan to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the movement, as well as the life and legacy of the people who helped to make it possible.