Nowruz – Iranian festival of spring

Nowruz is the traditional Iranian festival of spring which starts at the exact moment of the vernal equinox, commencing the start of the spring. It is considered as the start of the New Year among Iranians. The name comes from Avestan meaning “new day/daylight”

National Apple Harvest Festival

The National Apple Harvest Festival, which is held during the first two full weekends in October, has been celebrating beautiful crafts, great music and wonderful food for fifty years.

Tamshing Phala Choepa

Tamshing Phala Choepa is a festival, which is held at Tamshing monastery in Bumthang, and which is headed by Ringpoche, the 11th incarnation of Pema Lingpa.

Health benefits of Red wine

Red wine has well known health benefits. However, drinking any alcoholic beverage in excess can lead to alcoholism and the serious health problems associated with it, so limit your red wine consumption to no more than 24 ounces per day. The mechanism is the antioxidants in red wine. Antioxidants sop up damaging free radicals that play a role in aging and age-related diseases.

The Temple of Heaven

The Temple of Heaven is considered the most holy of Beijing’s imperial temples. It has been described as “a masterpiece of architecture and landscape design”. The Temple of Heaven has also been listed as one of the World Cultural Relics by the UNESCO. The Temple of Heaven was built in the Ming Dynasty (AD 1420) by the emperor Zhu Di in the royal garden. Once a year, at winter solstice, the emperors came here to worship Heaven and to solemnly pray for a good harvest.

Shravanabelagola

Shravanabelagola is situated about 150 km northwest of Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka. The town has been a prominent centre for Jain art, architecture, religion and culture for over two millennia. About two thousand years ago, Bhagawan Bhadrabahu, the earliest among the great Jain Acharyas came to Shravanabelagola from Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, with his disciples.

Shinto Shrine

Hakone Shrine stands at the foot of Mount Hakone along the shores of Lake Ashi. The shrine buildings are hidden in the dense forest, but are well advertised by its huge torii gates, one standing prominently in the lake and two others over the main street of Moto-Hakone.

Ta Prohm

Ta Prohm is the undisputed capital of the kingdom of the Trees’. It has been left untouched by archaeologists except for the clearing of a path for visitors and structural strengthening to stave off further deterioration. Because of its natural state, it is possible to experience at this temple the wonder of the early explorers when they came upon these monuments in the middle of the nineteenth century.

Venice’s Carnival

Venice’s Carnival takes place in February, in the days leading up to Shrove Tuesday. It used to last ten days but now in order to extend this high-earning tourist season, events often start the weekend before that.

Agitagueda art festival

Every July, as part of Agitagueda art festival, hundreds of vivid umbrellas are hung over promenades in the streets of Agueda, a municipality in Portugal. The beautiful tradition started only 3 years ago, but has already earned world fame for the place. The people loved it so much that the repetitive nature of the installation…

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

This fiesta is celebrated in New Mexico, US and is one of the biggest hot air balloons festival. It goes on for about 9 days and hundreds of balloons touch the sky each year.

Great Mud Festival

The Boryeong Mud Festival is an annual festival which takes place during the summer in Boryeong, a town around 200 km south of Seoul, South Korea.

The Elephant Festival

The Elephant Festival is an annual festival which is held every year in the Pink City, Jaipur. This matchless event is organised on the full moon day of Phalgun Purnima which falls in the month of February/March. It is celebrated on the day before the festivals of colors Holi.

The Twins Days Festival

The Twins Days Festival is the largest annual gathering of twins and other multiples in the world.The Twins Days Festival, which takes place every year in Twinsburg, Ohio, began in 1976 as part of the town’s bicentennial celebration. Since then it has become an international event, drawing twins from as far away as Japan and Nigeria.

Baby Jumping Festival

The Baby Jumping Festival held each year in Castillo de Murcia near Burgos. Anyone who has a newborn addition to their family can bring their baby along to this festival known as the El Colacho which has taken place on an annual basis since way back in the 1620’s.