Wonderful Photos Of The Holi Celebrations In India

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A widow daubed in colours sings religious songs as she takes part in the Holi celebrations organised by non-governmental organisation Sulabh International at a temple at Vrindavan, in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 21, 2016. Continue reading »

Beautiful Photos Of The 2015 New Year’s Eve Celebrations On Copacabana Beach In Brazil

Fireworks light the sky over Copacabana beach during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, January 1, 2016. (Photo by Mauro Pimentel/AP Photo)
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Beautiful Scenes From Lunar New Year Celebrations Across Asia

A boy touches a lion dancer while performing at the opening of Ditan Temple Fair on the Lunar New Year’s Eve in Beijing, China Wednesday, February 18, 2015. (Photo by Andy Wong/AP Photo)
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New Year Celebrations Around the World: Great Britain

Revellers from London dance as they wait for fireworks to start at the London Eye on the River Thames during New Year celebrations in London December 31, 2014. (Photo by Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters)
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New Year Celebrations Around the World: Spain

A reveller dressed up as Austrian drag queen and 2014 Eurovision song contest winner Conchita Wurst takes part in New Year’s celebrations in Coin, near Malaga, southern Spain, early January 1, 2015. Villagers and revellers dressed up in funny costumes to take part in the New Year’s celebration. (Photo by Jon Nazca/Reuters)
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New Year Celebrations Around the World: Japan

An elderly couple arrives at the Shinto Meiji Shrine to pray on the first day of the new year in Tokyo January 1, 2015. (Photo by Thomas Peter/Reuters)
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New Year Celebrations Around the World: USA

A boy (L) wears 2015 glasses as a group of family members use a selfie-stick to photograph themselves during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Times Square, New York December 31, 2014. (Photo by Zoran Milich/Reuters)
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New Year’s Celebrations Around the World, Part 2

A man looks at the television as Italian President Giorgio Napolitano delivers his speech to Italians in Rome December 31, 2014. Napolitano said on Wednesday he planned to step down soon, leaving Prime Minister Matteo Renzi facing his most difficult political challenge since he took power about 10 months ago. (Photo by Tony Gentile/Reuters)
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New Year’s Celebrations Around the World, Part 1

Images of Terra Cotta Warriors are projected on a building during a light show as part of a New Year countdown celebration rehearsal on The Bund in Shanghai, December 30, 2014. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)
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“Las Mayas” Celebrations In Spain

In this photo taken on Sunday, May 11, 2014, a “Maya” girl sits on an altar during the traditional celebration of “Las Mayas” on a street, in central Madrid, Spain. The festivity of the Maya comes from pagan rites and dates from the medieval age, appearing in ancient documents, it takes place every year in the beginning of May and celebrates the beginning off the spring. A girl between 7 and 11years is chosen as “Maya” and should sit still, serious, and quiet for a couple of hours in an altar on the street decorated with flowers and plants, afterwards they walk to the church with their family where they attend a ceremony. (Photo by Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP Photo)
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St Patrick’s Day: Celebrations Around the World

Festivals and parades across the world marked St Patrick’s Day to pay tribute to Saint Patrick who brought Christianity to Ireland. In Central Dublin, an estimated 500,000 people gathered on Saturday for the St Patrick’s Day parade. Bands from Britain, the United States and Russia joined Irish volunteers in the two-hour procession through Ireland’s capital city, reported the Associated Press. Dublin City went even greener for the festival with all venues turned to green lights to create a citywide illumination for the duration of the Festival from 16 March -19 March.

Street performers leap as they make their way down O’Connell Street in the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin. Police estimate a half-million spectators lined the route of the parade, the biggest of more than 50 across Ireland. (Shawn Pogatchnik/Associated Press) Continue reading »

February 2012: Carnivals, Festivals, Celebrations and Protests Around the Globe

Activists protest against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement in front of the government palace in Vilnius , Lithuania. ACTA aims to harmonize international standards on protecting the rights of those who produce music, movies, pharmaceuticals, fashion, and a range of other products that often fall victim to piracy and intellectual property theft, but some Internet users are worried it could lead to online censorship. (Mindaugas Kulbis/Associated Press) Continue reading »

Brazil’s Carnivals: A Week of Spectacular Celebrations

The globe’s biggest Carnival bash opened Friday, when Rio de Janeiro’s mayor handed the key to the city to rotund King Momo, the mythical jester figure who reigns over Carnival.

About 850,000 tourists are expected in Rio during the raucous, five-day free-for-all. Millions of people across the country will take to the streets and sambadromes to dance and party, effectively putting Brazil on a week-long hiatus.

A dancer from the Mocidade samba school performs at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. (Felipe Dana/Associated Press) Continue reading »

Love’s In the Air: Valentine’s Day Celebrations Kick Off

A diver dressed to look like Poseidon (L), kisses another dressed as the mermaid Marina, during a Valentine’s day event inside an aquarium at the ocean park in Manila February 11, 2012. (Reuters) Continue reading »

New Year’s 2012: Celebrations Around the World!

Revelers erupted in cheers around the world to welcome in the new year, as star-studded celebrations and glittering fireworks displays ushered in 2012.

The first worldwide celebrations started in the island nation of Samoa, which hopped across the international date line at midnight on Thursday, skipping Friday and moving instantly to Saturday.

In Sydney, more than 1.5 million people watched the shimmering pyrotechnic display designed around the theme “Time to Dream.” In London, some 250,000 people gathered to listen to Big Ben chime at the stroke of midnight. In New York, hundreds of thousands gathered at the crossroads of the world to witness a crystal ball with more than 30,000 lights descend at midnight. Fireworks soared and sparked over Moscow’s Red Square and crowds on Paris’ Champs-Elysees boulevard popped Champagne corks at midnight.

Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House to celebrate the new year. (Daniel Munoz/Reuters) Continue reading »

Photo of the Day: National Corn Day Celebrations in Mexico City

An activist covered in flour and corn grains during National Corn Day celebrations in Mexico City joins Greenpeace and other organizations in protests against the growing of transgenic corn, or genetically modified corn, in the country. (Carlos Jasso/Reuters)