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Easter traditions

Easter is in its essence a religious holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is als... Read full article

Easter egg

Easter egg is one of the most important symbols of Easter. Ancient Egyptians believed that an egg is... Read full article

Semana Santa

Spain is very famous for numerous events held during Semana Santa or Holy Week. Holy Week (Hebdomada... Read full article

Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi (Vinayaka Chaturthi, Ganeshotsav) is the festival celebrating the Hindu deity Ganes... Read full article

Easter songs

Easter and days of the Holy Week preceding it can not be imagined without music. Numerous different ... Read full article

Festa dei Serpari

Festa dei Serpari is rather special religious festival held in the town of Cocullo located in the It... Read full article

Krishna Janmashtami

Krishna Janmashtami is the Hindu festival honouring the birth of Krishna. It is held on the Ashtami ... Read full article

Ratha Yatra

Ratha Yatra (Gundicha Jatra, Navadina Jatra) or the Festival of Chariots is celebrating the Lord Ja... Read full article

El Rocío

El Rocío is probably the most popular Spanish pilgrimage. Almost 1 million people participate in it... Read full article

Scoppio del carro

Scoppio del carro (in English “Explosion of the Cart) is a traditional event set in the Italian ci... Read full article

Easter in Lebanon

Easter in Lebanon is celebrated by local Christian communities (Maronite Catholic, Greek Orthodox, M... Read full article

Procession of the Holy Blood in Bruges

Bruges (in Dutch Brugge) is a wonderful Belgian city located in the West Flanders region. Due to its... Read full article

Corpus Christi in Spain

Corpus Christi (in latin Body of Christ) is a Christian festival honouring the Eucharist. It is cel... Read full article

Baranek Wielkanocny

Easter lamb or “Baranek Wielkanocny” is a lamb figure traditionally made of butter. It is an imp... Read full article

Easter in Australia

Easter in Australia is celebrated in the Autumn. It is so as Australia is located in the southern he... Read full article

Holy Week in the Philippines

Holy Week or Mahal na Araw in the Philippines includes numerous traditional events. This is the coun... Read full article

Dyngus

Dyngus or Smigus-dyngus or „Lany Poniedziałek“ is celebrated in Poland on the Easter Monday. ... Read full article

Sinulog

The Sinulog is a festival organized in Cebu City, Philippines on the third Sunday in January. The fe... Read full article

Lingam

The lingam (in Sanskrit – "symbol, sign") or linga or Shiva linga is the symbol of the god Shiva. ... Read full article

Saint Agatha's Procession of Catania

Saint Agatha's (Sant' Agata) Procession is one of the biggest processions in Italy. It is held betwe... Read full article

Ovoo

Ovoo (in Mongolian "heap") is a cairn made in Mongolia for ritual purposes. They are made from stone... Read full article

Senju Kannon

Senju Kannon or Sahasrabhuja is the Buddhist statue that can be seen in most Buddhist temples. It is... Read full article

Macchina di Santa Rosa

Saint Rose of Viterbo (1235_1252) is the patron saint of the city of Viterbo located in Italian regi... Read full article

Saint Ranieri of Pisa

The Italian city of Pisa is located in Tuscany. It is famous for its Leaning tower (Torre pendendte)... Read full article

Jizo

Ksitigarbha is a bodhisattva mainly present in the Buddhism of Eastern Asia. In Japan he is known as... Read full article

Fiestas del Pilar

Zaragoza is the capital of the autonomous region of Aragon located in the northwest of Spain. Its pa... Read full article

Fête des lumières

Fête des lumières or Festival of Lights is held on the 8th of December in the French city of Lyon.... Read full article

Corpus Christi in Cusco

Cusco (Cuzco) is the city located in the southeast of Peru. It used to be the capital of Inca Empire... Read full article

Lord of Miracles

Lord of Miracles or Señor de los Milagros is one of the biggest religious festivals in South Americ... Read full article

Chinowa

Chinowa or saganuki is a big ring-shaped object made of cogon grass (in Japanese chogoya). It is pla... Read full article

Poy Sang Long

The Shan people live in several parts of southeast Asia. Most of them live in the Shan province of M... Read full article

Santa Tecla

Saint Thecla was one of early Christians. She belonged to one of the communities set up by Saint Pau... Read full article

Miyamairi

When the Japanese baby is about one month old she or he is brought to a Shinto shrine.... Read full article

La Chandeleur

Fête de la Chandeleur or just La Chandeleur is a popular French name of the Catholic holiday of Can... Read full article

Romeria Nacional de los Gitanos

Romeria Nacional de los Gitanos or in English National Pilgrimage of the Romani people has been orga... Read full article

Saint Anthony of Padua

Anthony of Padua (1195-1231) is one of the most popular Catholic saints. He was the Portuguese pries... Read full article

Black Christ

Portobelo is a small coastal town in the Colón Province of Panama. Each year on the 21st of October... Read full article

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe (Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe) is celebrated all across Mexico on the 12th of ... Read full article

Lord of the Earthquakes

Lord of the Earthquakes or El Señor de los Templores is the religious festival held on the Easter M... Read full article

Santa Agueda

The celebration of Santa Agueda (Saint Agatha) in the Spanish village of Zamarramala, Castilla y Leo... Read full article

Saint Sarah

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer ("Saint Marys of the Sea") is a small town in the south of France. It is th... Read full article

Saint Barbara

Saint Barbara is honoured among Roman Catholics but also in Eastern Orthodox Church and Oriental Ort... Read full article

Saint Blaise's Day

Saint Blaise was a physician and bishop of Sebastea, Armenia. This place is now called Sivas and it ... Read full article

Crosses of Porcon

Crosses of Porcon or Cruces de Porcon is a traditional Easter week festival organized in Peruvian to... Read full article

The Rocket War of Chios

Chios (Khíos, Híos) is the Greek island located in the Aegean Sea. It is only 7 kilometres from Tu... Read full article