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Inti Raymi or the Festival of the Sun as it is otherwise known is the Inca Festival of the Sun, the mother of all pre-Hispanic festivals that celebrates the winter solstice and honors the sun god with traditional customs, parades, and dances.
Today, it's the second largest festival in all of South America, as hundreds of thousands of people converge on Cuzco from all over the nation and the world for this week long celebration that signifies the beginning of a new year.
The Big Day Out Music Festival is one of the largest summer-time music festivals to take place Every year thousands of screaming fans pack the outdoor stadiums, arenas, showground and parks for a festival that’s hotter than the Aussie summer itself! The line up is always a host of massive International and local artists that jump on this tour ...
It is now one of the least populated Mexican states, however Campeche was once the site of a booming Mayan civilization and home to Mexico’s oldest Carnival. If Mayan history fascinates you then you cannot miss a visit to Campeche. This city with its pastel housing and narrow streets, which is indicative of the old Mexico. Many visitors are mes...
January and February are the most festive months for the Vietnamese people, TET otherwise known as the Vietnamese and Chinese Lunar New Year, is the most important Festival of the year. This scared Festival happens somewhere between late January and early February, depending on Lunar Calendar. This custom is sacred, no matter where people are...
Las Fallas literally means the fires in Valencia, and without a doubt Las Fallas lives up to it’s name as one of the most unique and crazy festivals in all of Spain. What began as a feast day for St. Joseph, the patron saint of carpenters, has now evolved into a 5-day, celebration involving one key element… fire. Valencia itself is a quiet...
The Timkat Festival other wise known as the Feast of Epiphany, is the most important festival in the Ethiopian calendar. The Timkat-Feast of Epiphany commemorates the baptism of Jesus Christ, John the Baptist's blessing of Christ in the River Jordan, with this festival attracting many tourists to Addis Ababa. This old Christian ritual is cele...
Carnival in Dusseldorf is one of the biggest party seasons in all of Germany. Dusseldorf’s carnival has a longstanding tradition. In 1825, the first prince was elected and the first Rose Monday Parade organized.This annual event is organized by the Dusseldorf Carnival Committee, which is a combination of about 60 carnival clubs. The committee el...
South America is not just a land of beautiful beaches, open-air clubs, bikinis and summer vacations – in the wintertime it can be equally as spectacular. The Lake of the Incas is a bewildering place, especially in the winter months – the crystal like ice that covers this lake is truly a sight to behold and legend has it that on the nights o...
Fiji, is made up of 333 stunning tropical islands, some have people living on them but most are vacant. This stunning group of islands is smack bang in the South Pacific Oyun İndir and epitomizes a tropical paradise, it has everything you would expect the swaying coconut trees, aqua blue waters, white sandy beaches and super friendly locals. ...
This culinary cacophony of fabulous food is fast becoming a favorite event amongst locals and visitors to Hong Kong, getting bigger and bigger by the year as it puts on a display of the traditional, the timely and the unusual when it comes to all things food. During this event all sorts of food and food items as available to taste, try and buy...
Right now in Rome, there is a spectacular exhibition going on that pays homage to the genius that was Leonardo Da Vinci. This exhibition has had various versions tour the world however it is only in Rome at the Leonardo Da Vinci Museum that you can get the entire experience! In this museum you can come and see the permanently exposed machines th...
About the Great Wall Facts and Fiction… The Great Wall of China is constructed from a series of stone and earth made fortifications in northern China, they built it originally to create protection for the northern borders of the Chinese Empire against intrusions by various nomadic groups. Several walls have been built since the 5th century BC...
Everyone has heard of La Tomatina, the famous and crazy Spanish tomato food fight, but far fewer are familiar a fight of a different fruit… oranges. A little medieval town called Ivrea, about 40 minutes north of Turin in Piedmont, Italy, comes alive at the end of winter every year when it’s historic carnival commemorates the rebellion of the...
If somewhere deep down you fancy yourself, as a bit of a cowboy or cowgirl and the Wild, Wild West is your thing… you cannot miss the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. 2011 will mark the 115th year of this legendary event, with 23 days jam packed with live rodeo action, world class live stock competitions and exhibitions, live music festivals, awe...
The Old Town Christmas Market is the most famous, traditional and oldest Christmas market in all of Stockholm. With Christmas just around the corner, if you are looking for something different to do this Yule time, a visit to Stockholm Sweden, could be just for you! The markets themselves are located in the heart of the Old Town Galma Stan at Sto...
The 100% Pure New Zealand Winter Games have just been announced for the 13 - 28 August 2011. In 2009 the 100% Pure New Zealand Winter Games made global snow sports history by producing the first winter sports event of its kind outside of the Winter Olympics, and by combining adaptive and able-bodied athletes in an elite event. Expanding on the ...
The Kastav Carnival takes place every year between January 17, St Anthony's Day and Ash Wednesday. The regions of Kastav and Kvamer celebrate this tradition that dates back to the pre-Christian times when the zvončari which were bellmen, went around all the villages to chase away the winter and evil spirits with the noise of their bells and scary...
Camel wrestling is now mostly restricted to the Aegean Region, it’s usually during the winter in Turkey that you will spot the elaborately saddled camels being paraded through the villages with the owner shouting to all the passers by that his camel will smash another that dares to challenge his. The camels they use for this kind of sport are...
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