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10 noteworthy events you won’t want to miss in 2024

Leap into the new year
In 2024, we celebrate leap year and look forward to many unique events around the world.

Fireworks ring out across the land to signal the start of a new year. The celebrations are expected, but each year also holds something unique, something exciting. 2024 is no exception. From the Metropolitan Museum to your local movie theater, from Beverly Hills to Paris to the polls, these events will mark our year and our time.

Here are The Feather’s Top 10 world events to have on your radar (and maybe even your calendar) for 2024: Starting off with the new year of 2024, there are so many upcoming events to look forward to, both worldwide and locally. These are the top events to look forward to this year. 

1. Feb. 13 – World Agricultural Exposition

World Agricultural Exposition hosted in Tulare, CA. This event is the largest annual outdoor agricultural event. Previewing over 1,200 exhibitors, more than 100,000 people come in attendance at the event. 

2. Feb. 29 – Leap Year

This year is a leap year, already making it remarkable. A leap year occurs every four years, with the year containing an extra day, Feb. 29 an intercalary day.  This is a day inserted into the calendar to make it correspond to the solar year.

3. March 10 – Oscars 

Oscars are the annual film awards hosted in Beverly Hills, California. This year’s Best Picture nominees are The Holdovers, American Fiction, The Zone of Interest, Barbie, Oppenheimer, Poor Things, Past Lives, Anatomy of a Fall Maestro and Killers of the Flower Moon.

4. April 8 – Solar Eclipse

A total solar eclipse will occur this year. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and Earth. This causes a shadow on Earth that either fully or partially blocks the Sun’s light in some areas. The next solar eclipse that can be seen in the US won’t happen until Aug. of 2044. 

5. May 6 – Met Gala 

The Met Gala is held on the first Monday of May at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It’s a fashion event and a gathering of the most popular celebrities. This year will celebrate the new exhibit “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion” from the Costume Institute. The dress code for the event, however, has not been announced.

6. July 26-August 11 – Olympics 

The Summer Olympics start on July 26 through Aug. 11, 2024. The event will be hosted in Paris, France. There will be 329 events, and 32 sports, hosting about 10,500 athletes.

7. August 26-September 8 – U.S. Open 

U.S. Tennis Open is an annual hardcourt tennis tournament held in Queens, New York. This is the fourth and final of the Grand Slam tournaments held for the year. 

8. November 5 – Presidential Election 

After a year of intense campaigning and anticipation, the Presidential Election will be on Tues. Nov. 5. Many members of the graduating class of 2024 will be eligible to vote in this election. 

9. December 8 – Notre Dame Cathedral reopening 

The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France will reopen on Dec. 8, After being closed for five years due to a tragic fire. During those five years, the Cathedral has been refurbished to its former glory. 

10. New Movies

Meilani Gilmore Young

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About the Contributors
Erin Poudrier, Journalist
Erin Poudrier is a freshman,  who is new to The Feather. Poudrier loves playing volleyball for Fresno Christian. She plays acoustic and electric guitar. You might find Erin in the kitchen crafting a layered cake. She hopes to learn how to write and post articles for The Feather.
Sanjay Stephen, Journalist
First year Feather journalist, Sanjay Stephen is a hard worker who expresses himself through creativity and art. He pushes himself to try new things, like running hurdles for the Track & Field team and exploring the roots of other cultures. His hobby is coordinating events for his friends and community. Stephen's passion is the area of Arts and Entertainment, where he hopes to expand The Feather coverage. 
Meilani Gilmore Young is a senior at Fresno Christian Schools and the Arts and Entertainment Editor for the Feather Online. She is an avid reader, movie enthusiast, and music fanatic. When she’s not leading the Track and Field team she is planning her next adventure or mapping out her next meal. In the future, Gilmore Young hopes to pursue a career in history and study film. 
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