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Harbin's 30th Ice and Snow Festival Is Spectacular!

By Kavi Dolasia on February 19, 2014
Harbin's 30th Ice and Snow Festival Is Spectacular!

For most of us, building a snowman or even an igloo is hard enough. So you can only imagine the effort, skill, and patience, it takes to build not just giant sculptures, but also, towering castles and beautifully chiseled buildings using just ice and snow - That is exactly what happens annually, in the city of Harbin in Northeast China.

Video Of The Week - 19-Year-Old Is Japan's 'Luckiest Man'

By Meera Dolasia on January 27, 2014
Video Of The Week - 19-Year-Old Is Japan's 'Luckiest Man'

Early on the morning of January 10th, 2014, thousands of people gathered patiently outside the gates of the Nishinomiya shrine in Japan's Hyogo Prefecture waiting to participate in a 230-meter (754 feet) sprint across the shrine grounds, to win the coveted title of 'Lucky Man/Woman'.

Video Of The Week - Guatemala's Giant Kite Festival

By Meera Dolasia on November 4, 2013
Video Of The Week - Guatemala's Giant Kite Festival

Day of the Dead, a holiday celebrated annually on November 1st & 2nd to honor deceased family and friends is enjoyed across Latin America. However the festivities differ in each country. Mexico commemorates the day by offering the departed with their favorite foods, Haiti by playing loud music and drums and Guatemala by flying giant hand-made kites over cemeteries.

Video Of The Week - Detroit Kids Get Downright Mucky At 26th Mud Day

By Meera Dolasia on July 15, 2013
Video Of The Week - Detroit Kids Get Downright Mucky At 26th Mud Day

If you happened to be visiting Detroit's Westland Suburb on Tuesday July 9th, you would have seen witnessed an unbelievable sight - Over 2,000 kids frolicking in a 75-by-150 mud pit while their parents cheered from the sidelines. Welcome to mud day!

Annual Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling Tradition Continues Despite 'Official Ban'

By Meera Dolasia on May 27, 2013
Annual Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling Tradition Continues Despite 'Official Ban'

It's crazy and dangerous and has been officially banned since 2010. That however, did not stop thousands of people from amalgamating at Cooper Hill in Brockworth, Gloucester to cheer the cheese rolling enthusiasts running or rather tumbling down the 200-meter incline, in pursuit of an 8lbs wheel of Double Gloucester cheese.

Why We Celebrate Memorial Day

By Meera Dolasia on May 27, 2013
Why We Celebrate Memorial Day

To most of us Memorial Day weekend is just an opportunity to spend three-days lazing around the pool making plans for the upcoming summer vacation, or hitting the malls looking for bargains. Hence it is often easy to forget the real significance of this holiday - A day to honor the brave men and women who have sacrificed their lives whilst serving in our armed forces.

Video Of The Week - Feathers Fly High On International Pillow Fight Day

By Meera Dolasia on April 8, 2013
Video Of The Week - Feathers Fly High On International Pillow Fight Day

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!

India's Spring Festival Is Like None Other!

By Meera Dolasia on March 27, 2013
India's Spring Festival Is Like None Other!

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.

Pi Day Celebrates 25th Anniversary!

By Meera Dolasia on March 14, 2013
Pi Day Celebrates 25th Anniversary!

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.

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