Glamorous Photos Of Elvis Impersonators At The Elvis Festival

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“The Elvies” is an annual gathering of Elvis fans and tribute artists which takes place every September. The event consists of hundreds of shows across 20+ venues in the seaside town of Porthcawl, Wales. Continue reading »

World Bodypainting Festival Models Turn Themselves Into Living Art Work In Austria

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Designs which are bright, bold and sometimes utterly bizarre are on display at the World Bodypainting Festival. More than 300 artists from 45 nations are involved in the three-day competition based at Woerthersee Lake, in south Austria, which started on Friday. Around 1,500 participants are competing in brush and sponge, airbrush and special effects categories. The festival also includes exhibitions and parties where guests dance in spectacular costumes and painted bodies. Over the years the festival has given a major platform to the art form that 20 years ago was unknown. Continue reading »

Vivid Sydney: Festival Of Lights In the Heart Of Australia

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Vivid is lighting up at Taronga Zoo for the first time with ten giant animal sculptures representing critical species the zoo is committed to protecting. Held annually, Vivid Sydney is the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas running for 23 days. Continue reading »

Zombie Parade At Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival

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For more than 30 years now, the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival rouses the European capitol from its winter sleep for the most expected cinematographic event of the year. Bursting to the seams with amazing spectavles and original manifestations (the Make-Up Contest, the International Body Painting Contest, the Zombie Parade in the heart of Brussels, the Japanimation Day, the Manga Market, the Cosplay Contest, the renowned Vampire Ball and many other festivities) the BIFFF is a warm and atmospheric celebration of everything related to the genre. Continue reading »

Magical Lantern Festival In London

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The festival, to celebrate Chinese New Year 2016 – the Year of the Monkey, uses more than 50 hand-sculpted lanterns and is set to run from Febuary 3 to March 6, 2016. (Photos by Justin Tallis/AFP Photo) Continue reading »

Cali Tattoo Festival in Colombia

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“Alias” Damian Carnicero (L), Nicole Murillo (C) and Andres Perez (R) pose during the Cali Tattoo Festival in Cali, Colombia, September 13, 2015. (Photo by Jaime Saldarriaga/Reuters)
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Cascamorras Festival in Southern Spain

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Jose, a reveller covered in grease, poses for a photo as he takes part in the annual Cascamorras festival in Baza, southern Spain September 6, 2015. The festival was inspired by a dispute between the town of Baza and Guadix over the possession of an icon of the Virgin of Piedad. The Cascamorras refers to representatives from Guadix, who were sent to Baza to recover the statue. As the Cascamorras had to stay perfectly clean to gain possession of the statue, Baza residents attempt to make them as “dirty” as possible. (Photo by Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters)
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Burning Man 2015: Here’s What You’re Missing At The Most Awesome Festival On The Planet

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Astrid Perez (L) and Ramon Camacho lay on the Playa during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, September 6, 2015. Sunday marks the last day of the sold-out festival that gathered approximately 70,000 people from all over the world. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)
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Holi Party Festival in Spain

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Revellers take part in the Holi Party Festival at the Niemeyer Center in Aviles, northern Spain, August 29, 2015. The event is inspired by the Hindu Holi spring festival of colour celebrated mostly in India but has recently spread to other countries. (Photo by Eloy Alonso/Reuters)
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Thousands Of Twins Descend Upon Ohio For The 40th Annual Twins Days Festival

It’s an annual event that attendees spend a year anticipating. And this weekend’s Twins Days, a festival celebrating twins in – where else? – Twinsburg, Ohio, was the biggest jamboree yet. Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the festival had about 2,000 sets of twins turn out, from toddlers to adults. The Twins Days Festival, which began in 1975, is the largest annual gathering of twins and other multiples in the world.

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Star Wars fans Nathan and Scott Hasbrook, 24, pose during the 2015 Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio (Photo by Dustin Franz/Barcroft) Continue reading »

Festival Of Colors In Riga, Latvia

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A woman reacts to the camera during the Holi festival, or the Festival of Colors, in Riga, Latvia, August 1, 2015. Primarily observed in India, the ancient Hindu religious festival has spread to other regions of the world. (Photo by Ints Kalnins/Reuters)
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The Annual Boryeong Mud Festival in South Korea

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Women wear colored mud on their faces during the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon Beach in Boryeong, South Korea, Saturday, July 18, 2015. The 18th annual mud festival features mud wrestling and mud sliding.(Photo by Ahn Young-joon/AP Photo)
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This Woman Saved 500 Dogs From Being Eaten at a Controversial Festival in China

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Dog lover Yang Xiaoyun holds a dog which she purchased in China’s southern town of Yulin, at her shelter for dogs in Tianjin, China, July 8, 2015. Yang said she spent 300,000 RMB (48,248 USD) to purchase 500 dogs to rescue them from dog meat dealers at Yulin’s annual dog meat festival last month. She keeps more than 1,000 dogs in her shelters, mostly abandoned or she purchased from dog meat traders. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters) Continue reading »

The Annual World Bodypainting Festival in Austria

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An artist paints a model during the annual World Bodypainting Festival in Poertschach, Austria, July 3, 2015. The event took place from July 3 to 5 at lake Woerthersee in Austria’s southern Carinthia province. (Photo by Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters)
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The 13th International Kite Festival in Portugal

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A man prepares his kite to fly during an international kite festival in Alcochete, near Lisbon, Portugal, Sunday, June 28, 2015. Teams from Spain, US, Britain, Italy, France and Portugal performed with their kites during two days on the 13th edition of the event. (Photo by Francisco Seco/AP Photo)
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Stella Artois Limited Edition For Cannes Film Festival

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This is something wider, than ordinary limited edition beer packaging. Let us introduce you packvertising – concept, where story and design finally meet each other. Story – is what Stella Artois stands for. And traditionally Stella Artois support Cannes Film Festival. So we show a story happened somewhere in Cannes in 4 parts – a part for each can. Accidents, unexpected twists, chase, drama, beautiful woman, kiss at final and even a helicopter – well, it’s almost a film on cans, actually. But no more words – meet Cannes cans and enjoy Stella Artois. Created by BBDO Ukraine. Continue reading »

Holi Festival In Spain

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Revelers take a selfie during a Holi Festival in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, April 26, 2015. The festival is based on the Hindu spring festival Holi, also known as the festival of colours where participants colour each other with dry powder and coloured water. (Photo by Andres Kudacki/AP Photo)
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Holi – Traditional Festival of Colours in India

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A physically challenged Indian child, smeared with gulal-coloured powder, smiles at the camera during Holi celebrations at the Society for the Edcuation of the Crippled school in Mumbai on March 4, 2015. ‘Holi’, the festival of colours, is a riotous celebration of the coming of spring and falls on the day after full moon annually in March. Revellers spray coloured powder and water on each other with great gusto, whilst adults extend the hand of peace. AFP PHOTO / PUNIT PARANJPE (PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Maha Shivaratri Festival in Nepal

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Hindu holy man, or sadhu, applies paint to his forehead at his ashram on the premises of Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu February 15, 2015. Hindu holy men from Nepal and India come to this temple to take part in the Maha Shivaratri festival. Celebrated by Hindu devotees all over the world, Shivaratri is dedicated to Lord Shiva, and holy men mark the occasion by praying, smoking marijuana or smearing their bodies with ashes. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)
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The 82th Lemon Festival in France

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A worker puts the final touches to a replica of a Beijing opera mask made with lemons and oranges during the 82th Lemon festival in Menton February 12, 2015. Over 20,000 hours work for teams to set up the festival and some 145 metric tons of lemons and oranges are used to make displays during the 82th festival, which is themed “Tribulations of a lemon in China”, and runs from February 14 through March 4. (Photo by Eric Gaillard/Reuters)
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Thaipusam: The Annual Hindu Festival In Malaysia

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Hindu devotees go into a trance before starting their pilgrimage to the Batu Caves temple during Thaipusam in Kuala Lumpur February 2, 2015. Thousands of Hindus participate in the annual Hindu festival in which devotees subject themselves to painful rituals in a demonstration of faith and self punishment. Hindus believe they are cleansed of all sins and their misdeeds can be redeemed by observing prayers during Thaipusam. (Photo by Olivia Harris/Reuters)
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Schleicherlaufen Festival in Austria

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A man with a painted face and traditional costumes takes part in the Schleicherlaufen festival in the western Austrian town of Telfs February 1, 2015. (Photo by Dominic Ebenbichler/Reuters)
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Loi Krathong Festival in Thailand

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We are all drawn to fire, entranced by its beauty and ferociousness. Its brilliance draws us in like moths to a candle flame. Thus, many of the celebrations that humans have involve lighting fires. They can be big or small; there could be many little lights or one giant inferno; they may float on water, burn on land, or rise high into the skies. Loi Krathong is a festival that is held each year in Thailand and a number of other places. During this festival thousands of little fires are lighted, presenting a marvelous sight for all the onlookers. It is believed that this tradition is an adaptation of Brahmanical festival, which was adopted by Thai Buddhists to honor Buddha.
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The Jarramplas Traditional Festival in Spain

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People throw turnips at the Jarramplas as he makes his way through the streets beating his drum during the Jarramplas Festival in Piornal, Spain, Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Jarramplas is a character that wears a costume made from colorful strips of fabric, and a devil-like mask and beats a drum through the streets of Piornal while residents throw turnips as a punishment for stealing cattle. The exact origin of the festival are not known, various theories exist from the mythological punishment of Caco by Hercules, to a cattle thief ridiculed and expelled by his neighbors. The Jarramplas Festival takes place every year from the 19th till the 20th of January on Saint Sebastian Day. (Photo by Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP Photo)
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Makar Sankranti Festival in India

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Hindu devotees bathe early morning at Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges and Yamuna, to mark Makar Sankranti festival during the annual traditional fair of “Magh Mela” in Allahabad, India, Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Hundreds of thousands of devout Hindus are expected to take holy dips at the confluence during the astronomically auspicious period of over 45 days celebrated as Magh Mela. (Photo by Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP Photo)
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