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Finland’s midsummer madness

Usually the third weekend in June, Juhannus is a weekend of bonfires, saunas and public revelry under the midnight sun.
Read more… 20 June 2011

Taiwan’s Dragon Boat Festival

One of the country’s biggest Chinese celebrations.
23 May 2011

Prepping for Buddha's birthday

Buddhists joyfully celebrate the day Buddha was born—approximately 2,553 years ago.
06 May 2011

Here comes the sun in Sweden

In the Stockholm archipelago, Midsummer Eve is a radiant – and sometimes raucous – celebration of sunlight, friendship and nature.
Read more… 03 May 2011

Celebrating summer in Sweden

Enjoy Midsummer Eve where they celebrate it best, the Stockholm archipelago.
03 May 2011

Easter in Rome

Holy Week in the epicentre of the Catholic Church is an exciting, and crowded, pilgrimage.
Read more… 21 April 2011

The Dai water-splashing festival

Walk through Jinghong, the capital of the Xishuangbanna region in the far southwest of China, in the middle of April and you are likely to get very wet.
Read more… 14 April 2011

The wild, wild festival of colours

Celebrate the end of winter with a splash of colour. During the Hindu festival of Holi celebrants honour spring’s arrival by flinging coloured powder and water at one another.
08 April 2011

Getting in the Tahitian spirit

Festivals, sport and religion on the South Pacific’s ‘island of love’.
Read more… 31 March 2011

Worldwide Weird

Get rowdy at International Pillow Fight Day

Feathers will fly this Saturday, 2 April, as citizens of the world take up down-filled arms.
Read more… 30 March 2011

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