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5 travel features tagged “Festivals”

On the road: Nachi Fire Festival, Japan

One of the country’s most spiritual festivals, the centuries-old cleansing ritual held each July uses fire to symbolise the burning away of sins and mistakes from the past year.
29 May 2013

On the road: Kanda Festival, Japan

Ancient Tokyo is brought back to life as traditionally costumed locals parade through the city’s historic landmarks with elaborate floats and portable shrines.
15 May 2013

Cherry blossoms around the world

While Japan is home to some of the most well-known cherry blossom scenes, many cities celebrate spring’s arrival with these beautiful blooming trees.
21 March 2013

Beyond the Headlines

Cherry blossom festivals amid tragedy

Turning the annual bloom of Japanese trees into an opportunity for reflection and hope.
Read more… 01 April 2011

Colourful festivals of Asia

From Jaipur's Holi Festival of Colours to Thailand's Songkran festival, colourful festivals from around Asia.
03 August 2010

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