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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…
Hōnen Matsuri – Penis festival

Hōnen Matsuri – Penis festival

Hōnen Matsuri (豊年祭?, “Harvest Festival“) is a fertility festival celebrated every year on March 15 in Japan. Hōnen means prosperous year in Japanese, implying a rich harvest, while a matsuri is a festival. The Hōnen festival and ceremony celebrate the…
Maslenitsa Festival

Maslenitsa Festival

Maslenitsa (Russian: Ма́сленица, Ukrainian: Масниця, Belarusian: Масьленіца, Maślenica, also known as Butter Week, Crepe week, or Cheesefare Week), is an Eastern Slavic religious and folk holiday. It is celebrated during the last week before Great Lent—that is, the eighth week…
Holi festival

Holi festival

View Holi festival Gallery Holi (English pronunciation: /ˈhoʊliː/) (Sanskrit: होली) is a spring festival also known as the festival of colours or the festival of love. It is an ancient Hindu religious festival which has become popular with non-Hindus in…
Las Fallas Festival

Las Fallas Festival

The Falles, or Fallas is a traditional celebration held in commemoration of Saint Joseph in the city of Valencia, in Spain. The term Falles refers to both the celebration and the monuments created during the celebration. A number of towns…
Timqat festival

Timqat festival

Timkat (Amharic: ጥምቀት which means “baptism”) (also spelled Timket, or Timqat) is the Ethiopian Orthodox celebration of Epiphany. It is celebrated on January 19 (or 20 on Leap Year), corresponding to the 10th day of Terr following the Ethiopian calendar.…
Loi Krathong

Loi Krathong

Loi Krathong (Thai: ลอยกระทง, IPA: [lɔːj kràʔ tʰoŋ]) is a festival celebrated annually throughout Thailand and certain parts of Laos and Burma (in Shan State). The name could be translated as “to float a basket”, and comes from the tradition…
ComFest

ComFest

ComFest (officially The Community Festival) is a large, free, non-corporate, music and arts annual festival currently held each June at Goodale Park in the Victorian Village area of Columbus, Ohio. The festival bills itself as “The Party with a Purpose”.…
Almabtrieb Festival

Almabtrieb Festival

The Almabtrieb (German language literally: drive from the mountain pasture) is an annual event in the alpine regions in Europe, referring to a cow train in autumn. During summer, all over the alpine regions cow herds feed on alpine pastures…
Rio Carnival

Rio Carnival

Why Do Rio Carnival Dates Change Every Year? The Rio de Janeiro Carnival is a world famous festival that happens before Lent. The Brazilian Carnival has its origins in ancient Greece and Rome celebrations that later, were incorporated into the…
Tet Doan Ngo Festival

Tet Doan Ngo Festival

Date: 5th day of 5th lunar month 2014 date: June 02 2015 date: June 20 2016 date: June 09 Tet Doan Ngo is the Vietnamese version of Chinese Duanwu festival (literally: Tết: festival, Đoan: the start/straight/middle/righteousness/just, Ngọ: the seventh animal…
Dano festival

Dano festival

Date: 5th day of 5th lunar month 2013 date: June 13 2014 date: June 3 2015 date: June 21 2016 date: June 10 Dano, also called Surit-nal, is a Korean traditional holiday that falls on the 5th day of the…
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