On Saturday April 6th, thousands of adults and children all over the world got together in predesignated locations in their respective cities with one purpose in mind - To have a good old-fashioned pillow fight with total strangers!
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Indians love festivals! Not a month goes by without a celebration. But none are as fun as Holi, the festival of color. Held annually at the beginning of spring on the day after a full moon, this year's festival happens to be today - March 27th, 2013.
Today is the 25th birthday of Pi Day! Yes, believe it or not, we actually set aside a day to celebrate the numerical constant that represents the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, on a flat plane surface. Why was March 14th selected? Because while Pi has been calculated to one trillion digits past the decimal point, we all simply recognize it as 3.14, which also happens to be, today's date.
When charities are trying to raise money, they usually do it with mundane things like selling raffles, holding auctions or having bake sales - But not two Auckland residents, who lived up to their life's motto of 'living more awesome' by constructing the world's longest and muddiest water slide - A 650 meter (2,132 feet) monster - All to raise awareness and funds for people suffering from depression.
From January 14th to February 23rd, 2013, an estimated 100 million Hindus are expected to converge to the northern Indian ciity Of Allahabad to attend the Maha Kumbh Mela. The festival that is often referred to as the largest gathering of mankind, also doubles up as a pilgrimage undertaken to absolve all worldly sins.
A Happy Happy 2013 to all of you! We sure hope you and your loved ones did something special to ring in the new year! Here is how it was welcomed by some of the world's biggest cities. So settle down with a cup of hot cocoa and enjoy the spectacular show!
Celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth-month of the Chinese Lunar Calendar, the Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the country's most important events, second only to the Spring Festival - One that is celebrated with great abandon by the residents. The best part is that while in most countries festival celebrations are restricted to humans, in China even the pandas get to enjoy the traditional treat - mooncakes!
Bunol a charming sleepy little Spanish town of 9,000 residents that lies 30 miles away from Valencia is known for many things - Its fabulous paella, delectable Mediterranean fruits, almonds and olives and most of all, the La Tomatina!
On June 23rd 2012, thousands of tourists and locals lined up along Hong Kong's various harbors to celebrate Tueg Ng or Dragon Boat Festival. Though Hong Kong, host to some of the country's biggest celebrations, has been organizing the events only since 1976, it is a significant Chinese holiday, one with a long history that dates back 2,000 years.