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Rio Carnival 2017 photos

Rio Carnival 2017 photos

Although other Catholic countries around the world celebrate the days before Lent in a similar way, no other carnival celebration can even begin to rival that in Rio – it’s considered the largest in the world, hosting around two million…
Songkran Photos Gallery

Songkran Photos Gallery

April 13–15 sees the people of Thailand mark their New Year with traditional Buddhist rituals, crowded parades, modern festivities, and enough water throwing to quell numerous forest fires. The city of Chiang Mai exhibits a particularly fervent celebration with the…
Vietnamese Tet Festival

Vietnamese Tet Festival

The festival which best epitomizes Vietnam’s cultural identity is Vietnamese New Year or Tet, which is the phonetic deformation of “Tiet”, a Sino Vietnamese term which means “Joint of a bamboo stern” and in a wider sense, the “beginning of…
Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest is the world’s largest funfair held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. It is a 16-day festival running from late September to the first weekend in October with more than 6 million people from around the world attending the event…
Vancouver Symphony of Fire

Vancouver Symphony of Fire

If there is one event that defines summer in Vancouver, it’s the Honda Celebration of Light international fireworks competition and festival: three nights of the best fireworks displays you’ve ever seen. Since 1990, the annual Celebration of Light has become…
Venice Carnival

Venice Carnival

Venice Carnevale is Italy’s top carnival or mardi gras celebration. Carnevale season lasts several weeks, culminating on the day of Carnival or Shrove Tuesday. During carnival season, Venice is filled with costumed characters, entertainment, and food stalls. It’s definitely a…
Concurs de Castells

Concurs de Castells

You’ve seen buildings constructed by people, but have you seen them constructed of people? Every other October, men and women climb on top of each other’s shoulders as part of the Concurs de Castells (human towers competition) in Tarragona, Spain.…
Gion Festival

Gion Festival

The Gion Festival is perhaps Japan’s best known festival. Running the entire month of July each year — it’s also one of the longest. The festival is named after Kyoto’s Gion district. Gion is Japan’s most exclusive Geisha entertainment district.…
Asakusa Samba Carnival

Asakusa Samba Carnival

The Asakusa Samba Carnival, also call Japan Carnival is one of Tokyo’s more lively and popular summer festivals. It attracts 500,000 visitors each year. The festival has been held at the end of August since 1981. The one exception was…
Trung Thu – Mid Autumn

Trung Thu – Mid Autumn

Vietnamese children look forward to the 15th day of the 8th lunar month, when they celebrate Trung Thu, a mid-fall festival commemorating the moon at its brightest and most beautiful. Traditionally, the festival also marked the end of harvest, and…
Obon Lantern Festival

Obon Lantern Festival

Obon is an annual Buddhist event for commemorating one’s ancestors. It is believed that each year during obon, the ancestors’ spirits return to this world in order to visit their relatives. Traditionally, lanterns are hung in front of houses to…
Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday observed throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members…
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