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Let's Go Bananas! It's The Year Of The Fire Monkey!

By Meera Dolasia on February 7, 2016
Let's Go Bananas! It's The Year Of The Fire Monkey!

On Monday, February 8, millions of people across the world will celebrate the Chinese New Year. Also known as Spring Festival, it marks the beginning of the year 4714 and is the longest and most important Asian celebration. The revered tradition whose date is determined by the lunar calendar signifies the end of the dreary winter season and the beginning of spring.

Spain's Bizarre Food Festivals

By Meera Dolasia on January 25, 2016
Spain's Bizarre Food Festivals

While Spain's tomato-throwing festival, La Tomatina, that is celebrated in Bunol every Summer is world-renowned, the country's other food-centric celebrations are not as well known. The Els Enfarinats and the Jarramplas festivals that are held in December and January respectively, also involve food fights, except the produce being tossed, is not as gentle as tomatoes.

China's Spectacular Harbin Ice And Snow Festival Expected To Attract Over A Million Visitors

By Meera Dolasia on January 21, 2016
China's Spectacular Harbin Ice And Snow Festival Expected To Attract Over A Million Visitors

Being famous for having one of the most bitter winters in China and most likely the world does not sound like a good way to market a city. However, it works for Harbin. That's because for the residents of the capital of China's Heilongjiang Province it means a chance to stage a spectacular winter festival.

Nations Welcome 2016 With Dazzling Fireworks

By Meera Dolasia on January 3, 2016
Nations Welcome 2016 With Dazzling Fireworks

At the stroke of midnight on December 31, cities around the world welcomed the new year with elaborate fireworks shows. Here are some of 2016's most spectacular displays. So cuddle up with a warm blanket and a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy the shows!

Canberra's David Richards Snags Fourth Guinness World Record In Five Years

By Meera Dolasia on December 8, 2015
Canberra's David Richards Snags Fourth Guinness World Record In Five Years

To say that David Richards loves to create Christmas light displays is an understatement. In the past four years, the Canberra resident has picked up three Guinness World Records - Two for 'most Christmas lights on a residential property' and one for 'largest image made of LED lights.' On November 27th, the Canberra resident broke yet another record - This time for 'most lights on an artificial Christmas tree.'

Diwali, The Hindu Festival Of Lights Is Almost Here!

By Meera Dolasia on November 8, 2015
Diwali, The Hindu Festival Of Lights Is Almost Here!

India is known for a myriad of colorful festivals. However, very few are as joyous as Diwali or Deepavali (row of lighted lamps). Also called the Festival of Lights, the ancient holiday that extends across many cultures and beliefs is celebrated for five days and is one of the most anticipated and eagerly awaited of all Indian celebrations.

Video Of The Week - Albuquerque's Spectacular International Balloon Fiesta

By Meera Dolasia on October 12, 2015
Video Of The Week - Albuquerque's Spectacular International Balloon Fiesta

Every year around this time, thousands of hot air balloon enthusiasts flock to Albuquerque, New Mexico, to participate in the city's annual International Balloon Fiesta. Now in its 44th year, the 2015 festival that took place from October 3rd -11th is the largest gathering of balloons and balloonists in the world.

Spain's Messy La Tomatina Festival Celebrates 70 Years!

By Meera Dolasia on August 30, 2015
Spain's Messy La Tomatina Festival Celebrates 70 Years!

Tossing food at total strangers is not something that is acceptable in most settings. However, at Bunol's La Tomatina festival, it is not just accepted but encouraged. That's because the whole purpose of the event that is held annually on the last Wednesday of August, is to pelt friends and total strangers with as many tomatoes as possible.

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