What’s Happening

Timor-Leste has many celebrations commemorating the country’s recent independence as a nation and important religious holidays. Then there are cultural festivals and important sporting events showcasing the warmth and beauty of Timor-Leste.  Joining in is a fun way to meet Timorese and to find out more about this country.

Korea and Timor Leste Friendship Week

Timor-Leste: Human, People, Person, Luggage, Suitcase, Leisure Activities, Music, Musical, Performer, Art, Modern Art, Poster, Stage, Club, Night Club, Night Life, Army, Military, Military Uniform, Soldier, Team, Troop, Apparel, Clothing, Brochure, Flyer, Paper, Lighting, Disco

14 May 2017

The Korea and Timor Leste Friendship Week is organized by the Korean Embassy in Timor Leste and the Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture. This event will be held in Dili at CCD on Sunday 14 of May.

It will be presenting famous artist from Korea and also professional Taekwondo athletes will collaborate with local artist and athletes. This event is designed to strengthen the relationship between the two countries and also to commemorate Restoration Day on May 20th.

Festa Muzika

Timor-Leste: Human, People, Person, Leisure Activities, Music, Musical, Performer, Stage, Collage, Poster, Adventure, Diver, Diving, Outdoors, Scuba Diving, Sport, Sports, Water, Art, Modern Art

June 2017

Festa Muzika is a large music event held in Dili each year organized by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture and the European Commission. Festa Muzika celebrates different music styles from the traditional singing and dancing of Timor-Leste to rock, rap and reggae. This popular event honours Timor-Leste’s past and promotes the creativity of Timorese young people in arts and music.

Darwin-Dili Yacht Rally

Timor-Leste: Transportation, Vessel, Watercraft, Yacht, Sailboat, Boat, Dinghy, Leisure Activities

July 2017

Darwin-Dili Yacht Rally is organised by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Timor-Leste and the Australian Northern Territory Government to promote timor-Leste as a tourism destination and to strengthen the relationship between the two countries.  Participants from Australia, Indonesia and Timor-Leste compete for prize money and a trophy.

Tour de Timor

Timor-Leste: Human, People, Person, Bicycle, Bike, Transportation, Vehicle, Cyclist, Sport, Sports, Motorcycle, Mountain Bike

19-23 September 2017

One of the world’s toughest bike races – the gruelling Tour de Timor is held annually in Timor-Leste. The route through the mountains, isolated villages and along the stunning coastline varies each year, throwing up new challenges for the participants.

For more information check out tourdetimor.com

Dive Photo Competition

Timor-Leste: Animal, Coral Reef, Nature, Ocean, Outdoors, Reef, Sea, Sea Life, Water, Amphiprion, Fish, Flora, Plant, Grass, Invertebrate, Sea Anemone

October 2018

The Underwater Timor-Leste Dive Photo Competition is designed to attract the best photographers around the world to come and be astounded by the diving, hospitality and the incredible unspoiled beauty of Timor-Leste.

Held in Dili, the capital of Timor-leste, over five days, 22-26 October 2018.

More Information please check : http://www.underwatertimorleste.tl

Fishing Competition

Timor-Leste: Human, People, Person, Animal, Fish, Trout, Cod, Pike, Sea Life, Fishing, Leisure Activities, Carp, Perch, Mullet Fish


The fishing completion is held to promote the wonderful fishing opportunities available in Timor-Leste.

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