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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


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


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