“Enfarinats” Festival – The Battle With Flour And Eggs In Spain


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Residents of the Spanish town of Ibi staged a mock military coup on Monday 28 December, pelting each other with flour and eggs, and letting off firecrackers and fire extinguishers. The battle was part of a festival held every year as part of celebrations of the Day of the Innocents in the village in the Valencia region. Continue reading »

Wasteland: The Mad Max Festival That Makes Burning Man Look Lame

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Chaos is the norm at Wasteland, the “world’s largest post-apocalyptic festival” that turns the Mojave Desert into a glorious vision of hell on earth. For four days each September, thousands of survivors maraud a patch of dirt and sand east of Bakersfield, California, in wild jalopies and wage epic bungee-battles in a two-story Thunderdome. Continue reading »

Stunning Images From The UK Wildscreen Festival 2016, The Internationally Renowned Festival That Celebrates And Advances The Art Of Natural World Storytelling

The Wildscreen festival is the world’s biggest celebration of screen-based natural history storytelling which takes place every two years in Bristol.

“Bristol Fox”
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“At this recognisable landmark in front of the Clifton suspension bridge I found a secluded spot where teenagers like to hang out and local foxes would come to look for leftovers. One night, I was setting up my camera in the early evening and a fox came out of the shadows. It came straight over, looked up at me, then proceeded to try and pinch something from my open camera bag. After that, it walked up this small ridge and I saw the picture I wanted to capture. It took about two weeks of long, cold nights before it looked up at just the right moment”. (Photo by Sam Hobson/Wildscreen 2016) Continue reading »

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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