Category Archives: Festivals

UK festivals, as told by a Brit — Life in Two Backpacks

The United Kingdom (UK), made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Island, is a country in north western Europe. I often argue with Josh that the UK is not the country, as England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Island are … Continue reading

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Spain’s Falleras Bring Historic Opulence to Life — ealdor

sartorialadventure: Held annually in March, the Fallas de Valencia, or the Fiesta de San Jose, is among the most celebrated traditions in Valencia and one of the country’s biggest street festivals. The event is marked by fireworks, music, and parades. … Continue reading

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Ten Massive Spanish Silos Transformed to Promote Social Inclusion

Ink and Movement have partnered with the Spanish disabilities rights association  Laborvalía to promote the integration of people with disabilities into society and the workplace through collaborative mural-making. The cultural project, Titanes, will bring 14 street artists including Okuda San Miguel (previously), Fintan Magee (previously), and Nychos (previously) … Continue reading

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The best Fallas of Valencia 2019

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Spanish Street Artists Create 85 Ft. Sculpture for Valencia’s Fallas Festival

Spanish street artists PichiAvo created the Falla Mayor for the 2019 Fallas Festival in Valencia. The 85-foot sculpture was titled ‘Procés Creatiu (Creative Process).’ Each section of the mammoth sculpture had to be painted by PichiAvo over the course of several … Continue reading

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The Zundert Van Gogh flower parade – crossconnectmag

Dating from 1936, the annual Zundert Flower Parade(Bloemencorso Zundert) sees dozens of imaginative floats created by hundreds of volunteers parade through the streets of ‘Dutch Master’ Vincent Willem van Gogh’s hometown. Bloemencorso Zundert is the largest flower parade in the world. The parade takes … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year: Unraveling the History of the Enchanting Festival – My Modern Met

How much do you know about Chinese New Year? Happy Chinese New Year! Every February, this enchanting holiday is honored by millions of people across the globe, making it one of the world’s most widespread celebrations. While there’s a chance … Continue reading

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Chasing Away Evil Spirits in Bulgaria

Each year, people across Bulgaria gather in Blagoevgrad to partake in the annual Kukeri Festival. Draped in elaborate costumes made from long goat hair, participants dance away the evil through a procession involving the ringing of bells. Dancers wear carved … Continue reading

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Santa Is a Psychedelic Mushroom

Many historians agree that the North American figure of Santa Claus can be traced back to a monk named Saint Nicholas of Myra, a bearded fourth-century Greek Christian with a penchant for charitable giving. St. Nicholas was presumably the basis … Continue reading

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Tokyo’s Best Designer Christmas Trees of 2018

If you’re doing some last-minute Christmas shopping in Tokyo, try and swing by some of these locations where you’ll find the best seasonal yet unorthodox designer Christmas trees. Kinetic Christmas tree at Mikimoto Ginza by we+ If you’re in the … Continue reading

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