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48 travel features tagged “Festivals”

Walkabout love in the Negev Desert

An Israeli ashram between two firing ranges hosts a nomadic group of activists, who are spreading the gospel of peace via a unique festival.
16 August 2013

Thirsty Explorer

A little liquid courage in Cali, Colombia

In the self-proclaimed salsa capital of the world, a drink that tastes like embalming fluid mixed with a spot of rum makes it easy to move to the beats of Pacific Colombia.
Read more… 14 August 2013

Worldwide Weird

Balls will roll at a quirky Irish lottery

Every August, the town of Cobh looks like a playroom ball pit gone awry, as thousands of brightly coloured balls bounce down the streets in one of the world’s quirkiest lotteries.
Read more… 29 July 2013

Worldwide Weird

In Canada, a competition for the best bee beard

When it comes to summertime festivals, no event is quite as buzzworthy as Ontario's Clovermead Bee Beard Competition.
Read more… 19 July 2013

Mongolia’s manly games

Every July, Mongolians from every corner of the vast country come together for Naadam, a festival that puts competitors’ bravery to the test.
11 July 2013

Worldwide Weird

Australia’s beer can regatta

Now in its 40th year, Darwin’s annual festival features more than 65 beercan boats, some of which are made of more than 1,500 empty cans.
Read more… 05 July 2013

A fiery cleansing fiesta in Galicia

The Noche de San Juan festival on 23 June celebrates the summer solstice with ceremonial bonfires and a parade of witches.
21 June 2013

The ancient Spanish ritual of baby jumping

A centuries-old tradition held each June in the small town of Castrillo de Murcia involves jumping over mattresses of baptised infants to cleanse their original sin.
18 June 2013

Worldwide Weird

In Ohio, duct tape designs take centre stage

Known as the “duct tape capital of the world” due to its Duck-brand duct tape factory, the town of Avon celebrates the fix-anything adhesive in an annual festival.
Read more… 18 June 2013

Tribal horse racing in Shangri-La

Lonely Planet writer Shawn Low heads to the remote region of Yunnan, China, to observe an electric summer tradition that is part skill and part colourful showmanship.
10 June 2013

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