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Trinidad and Tobago Carnival – celebrating the festivity of Music

Trinidad and Tobago Carnival – celebrating the festivity of Music

The annual festival of Trinidad and Tobago Carnival is regarded as the biggest as well as best all across the Caribbean, as well as is known to be one of the few top public celebrations all over the world. This yearly festival varies each and every year and depends on the Lenten calendar. Provided below are the dates for the Trinidad and Tobago Carnival or else at least the Carnival Monday and the carnival Tuesday, which are known to be the "official" days of celebration, even though the party for all time starts in any case on the earlier Friday: 2011 - March 7- March 8 2012 – February 20- February 21 2013 - February 11- February 12 2014 - March 3 – March 4 2015 – February 16 – February 17 By the way, whilst this may give the impression to be ridiculous to be  [...]

Top Ten Destinations around the World to Celebrate Chinese New Year

Top Ten Destinations around the World to Celebrate Chinese New Year

Although Chinese lion dance and fireworks are important ingredients of Chinese New Year, there is much more to it. Similar to the Christmas celebration in the west, New Year in China is the biggest celebration in the country. However, unlike Christmas, the date of festival isn’t always constant because it depends on the solar calendar (traditionally lunar calendar). The calendar, with 12 animals, assigns an animal to every Chinese year. And it is considered that the year’s traits would be quite similar to the animal. 2010 is the Year of Golden Tiger. And here’s something interesting, the celebration lasts for around 15 days, from New Moon Day to Full Moon, staring from 14th Feb 2010. The history, customs, and calendar of Chinese civilization is too long to explain in a short article.  [...]

6 Evanescent Artistic Structures That Will Mesmerize You

6 Evanescent Artistic Structures That Will Mesmerize You

Got fed up of visiting the same slack ancient museums? Feeling droopy after hearing its name or whether accumulating all the energy to get a clear view of that legendary painting or the architecture? I know, I know it is an usual phenomenon that happens with all the people who go for a visit to museums. Many people get upon each other for beholding the sight of Mona Lisa painting or may be it is anything else, in this race one eventually turns to be stretching their whole body parts beyond its limits. Hmm… museums have a massive fan following and it is also apparent that where else will they get to see such intricate art works except the museums which preserve the ancient works standing from interminable times. But do you know that there are other such locations that even possess artistic  [...]

The Burning Man Festival in Nevada – Not Just A Nomenclature – Part II

The Burning Man Festival in Nevada – Not Just A Nomenclature – Part II

The Burning Man Festival challenges all those who attend it to free oneself from the bondages of time that seems to have a bearing on all, making us come to realization that comfort is merely in one’s mind as opposed to be thought to being a physical one. The no-littering policy at the Burning Man is stringently adhered to with one not allowed to even carry loose sparkle. With diminutive need of finances, one is supposed to get their supply of edibles and water needed for sustenance. ‘Giving’ is the essential spirit of the Burning Man with one and all who consent to participating in it being expected to wilfully engage in this. The cost of the entry ticket encompasses the crude basics like the enormous common round tent, few power sources, lavatory among others. With just the  [...]

The Burning Man Festival- Not Just A Nomenclature – Part I

The Burning Man Festival- Not Just A Nomenclature – Part I

Experience the Burning Man Festival, an event that is totally a class apart, highly ingenious, thought-provoking and stirring event of human expression ever found on the face of the planet. The Burning Man is a transitory commune that bounces to life on the derelict landscapes of Nevada’s Black Rock Desert professing key principles of elemental eloquence and self-sufficiency. This prominently arty and counter-ethnic annual event attracts scores of people to the Nevada desert lasting for three weeks subsequent to which it vanishes into thin air, departing with no hint of its alleys, mammoth wire-cased effigies, jazz coffee bars and lamp-illuminated roads. Zilch of its existence lingers on, not a shred of clutter remains, with the blowing wind clearing out even the tyre tracks on  [...]

Siena’s Hair-Raising Il Palio

Siena’s Hair-Raising Il Palio

During the key days of 2nd July and 16th August annually, the quaint medieval Siena city props to life to bear witness to the spectacular Il Palio folk celebrations unparalleled anywhere else in the world. The allegiance towards the annual horse race is the inspiration to offer gratitude to the Madonna. Globally branded as the wholly inimitable horse race, it is actually definitely more than what is perceived, the grounding for which ensued through the year with 17 town districts or contradas putting their heart, soul and moolah into every perceivable endeavour to attain victory. As dusk sets in on the day prior to the race, thousands of locals eat out in the elaborately staged extravagant feasts organised by every contrada to practise their definite winning festivities. As the sun sets  [...]

Pulsating Esala Perahera

Pulsating Esala Perahera

With the waxing August moon of the Esala month, unfurls a ten day lasting pageantry of sorts in Kandy, Sri Lanka, a mesmerising procession that has been devoutly adhered to since 300 AD. The captivating revelry is believed to be a harbinger of rainfall, fecundity, bumper crops and sound health. The festival is a tasteful blend of Hindu and Buddhist ideologies and a dual homage to Skanda and Buddha.  As dusk sets in, the boom of the olden cannons and the lashing sounds of a dozen whips is a pompous call to commence the festivities, as the Perahera or marchers span the streets during the ten day long festivities that get more elaborate and lengthy, with the concluding night being the finest treat to all senses. As the annual, vibrant Esala Perahera getting to a roaring start, one is simply  [...]

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