Posts Tagged 'festival'

Sounds like a *f@*%?! good way to let off steam!

Loving the outfits! More on the unusual (to say the least!) Kunde Habba festival on somewhereintheworldtoday.com

The gods, they must be crazy seeing this abuse? Legend has it that Lord Aiyappa betrayed the tribals of Coorg on a hunting expedition aeons ago. So, on the fourth Thursday of May every year, they take “revenge”. They dress themselves up in strange costumes, shout expletives at the gods, and create a cacophony as part of Kunde Habba. Or, if you find that difficult to believe, on the eve of monsoon each year, the tribals drink, dance, tie their banians down, make merry and let go of their frustr … Read More

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Varying dates in August / September: Janamashtami festival

 sahri krishan janamashtami The Janamashtami festival marks the birth of Krishna, one of the most popular Gods in the Hindu religion. Legend has it that  he was born at midnight on a dark, stormy night in a jail, to end the rule and atrocities of his uncle Kansa.

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August 30th – 6th September: Burning Man

Burning Man at Twilight 2009

They say to truly understand this event, one must participate so there’s probably not much chance of painting a true picture here in a few words but here goes anyway! Burning Man is one week of truly unique, artistic madness, culminating in the torching of many structures including the iconic Burning Man effigy on the Saturday evening.

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Varying dates in August / September: Onam festival

Onam in KeralaElaborate feasts, elegant dances, ornately dressed elephants, vibrant parades, snake boat races and intricate flower carpets are all part of this breathtaking harvest festival, the biggest festival in the South Indian state of Kerala . The carnival of Onam lasts from four to ten days with the first day (Atham) and tenth day (Thiruonam) being  the most important.

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June 12th: Day of love, friendship and affection


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In some Southamerican countries “Día del Amor y la Amistad” is the Day of Love and Friendship. It is similar to Valentine’s day but also extends to doing “acts of appreciation” for friends.

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Varying dates in June: Lajkonik Festival

Lajkonik Festival

The old town of Cracow is not short of the odd legend or two from maiden-chomping dragons, enchanted pigeons to sorcerers who fly about on giant cockerels, but the Lajkonik Festival is one of the most peculiar of them.

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Picture Lajkonik Festival, by ilvic on flickr

4th weekend in January: Dinagyang festival

 Dinagyang

The Dinagyang is a religious and cultural festival in Iloilo City, Philippines held in the run up to the fourth weekend of January. It is a vibrant affair held mostly to honor the Santo Niño (the child Jesus) and the rich tribal heritage of the Ati tribes.

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Picture: Dinagyang 2010 from woofoo

Soak up more of the colour of Dinagyang with these pictures from flickr


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