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Religious Events

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Baby Jumping Festival (El Colacho)

Baby Jumping Festival (El Colacho)

Ever harboured a secret desire to jump a baby? Then fear not, for you are not alone. In the Spanish village of Castrillo de Murcia ...
Europe Spain Burgos Bizarre Festivals Religious Events June
Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead

On the night of November 1, Mexico's cemeteries come alive with prayers and song, as, in the glow of flickering candlelight, relatives make offerings of ...
North America Mexico Oaxaca Cultural Festivals Religious Events November
Diwali

Diwali

Coinciding with the darkest, new moon night of the Lunisolar month of Kartika — somewhere between mid-October and mid-November on the Gregorian calendar — the ...
Asia India Religious Events October
Festival of Near Death Experiences

Festival of Near Death Experiences

Survived a near death experience in the past 12 months? Congratulations, you've earned the right to participate in one of Spain's more bizarre religious pilgrimages; ...
Europe Spain Las Nieves Religious Events Bizarre Festivals July
Festival of the Virgin of Carmen

Festival of the Virgin of Carmen

Join the heaving throngs of devotees at the Festival of the Virgin of Carmen (the Patron Saint of Fisherman), held annually all over Spain and ...
Europe Spain Tenerife Religious Events Traditional Festivals July
Fete de Ganesh

Fete de Ganesh

Paris' 18th arrondissement takes on a touch of Mumbai for a day each August during the annual Hindu, Fête de Ganesh. Following a ceremony at ...
Europe France Paris Religious Events Street Parades August
Fiesta de la Virgen de Urqupinia

Fiesta de la Virgen de Urqupinia

If you like your festivals colourful, off the beaten track and with a pan-pipe back beat, then Bolivia's Fiesta de la Virgen de Urqupinia may ...
South America Bolivia Quillacollo Religious Events Traditional Festivals August
Flores de Mayo

Flores de Mayo

Across the Philippines the month of May marks the onset of the rainy season — a time when the tropical archipelago comes to life in a ...
Asia Philippines Religious Events Flower Shows May
Hajj

Hajj

Each year from the 8th to 12th of Dhu al-Hijjah — the 12th and last month of the Islamic calendar — the Muslim faithful trace ...
Middle East Saudi Arabia Mecca Religious Events October
Holi

Holi

Holi, Hindu's vivacious celebration of colour is widely anticipated across the sweep of India and Nepal, and increasingly in many multicultural cities around the world. In ...
Asia India Religious Events Cultural Festivals March
Kailash Saga Dawa Festival

Kailash Saga Dawa Festival

The Saga Dawa Festival commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha Sakyamuni. Pilgrims flock to Mount Kailash to replace the Tarboche flagpole, a huge ...
Asia Tibet Lhasa Religious Events Cultural Festivals June
Kumbh Mela

Kumbh Mela

Marvel as millions (100 million over the 45 days of the Maha Kumbh Mela in 2013) of Hindus come together for the largest, most colourful ...
Asia India Allahabad Religious Events Varies
Lord of the Miracles Procession

Lord of the Miracles Procession

Each year Peru plays host to literally thousands of religious processions and festivals. The largest and arguably most spectacular of these is the annual Lord ...
South America Peru Lima Religious Events Street Parades October
National Voodoo Day

National Voodoo Day

The Atlantic coast city of Ouidah in Benin plays host to the country's drum fuelled and colourful National Voodoo Day celebrations each January. Followers gather ...
Africa Benin Ouidah Religious Events Traditional Festivals January
Phuket Vegetarian Festival

Phuket Vegetarian Festival

The southern Thai island of Phuket serves up a smorgasbord of strange during their world-renowned, annual Vegetarian Festival. The history of the event is a ...
Asia Thailand Phuket Religious Events Bizarre Festivals October
Saint Lucia's Day

Saint Lucia's Day

Annually on the 13th December, residents of Helsinki rug up and and take to the streets around the capital's Senate Square for a procession that ...
Europe Finland Helsinki Religious Events Street Parades December
Semana Santa

Semana Santa

Although Semana Santa (Holy Week) celebrations take place over the length and breadth of Spain, Seville's are arguably the country's most spectacular. For eight days, ...
Europe Spain Seville Religious Events Cultural Festivals March
St. Valentine's Day (Terni)

St. Valentine's Day (Terni)

Get all loved up with the people of Terni, the birthplace and resting place of Roman Catholic martyr, Saint Valentine. Throughout the month of February, ...
Europe Italy Terni Religious Events February
Virgin of Suyapa Festival

Virgin of Suyapa Festival

The grandiose Basilica de Suyapa in Tegucigalpa plays host to one of Central America's smallest, yet most adored statues — the Virgin of Supaya, the ...
Central America Honduras Tegucigalpa Religious Events Traditional Festivals February
Whirling Dervishes Festival

Whirling Dervishes Festival

The 13th century Sufi poet, Celaleddin Rumi (Mevlâna) is widely considered one of the world's great mystic philosophers. His religious writings and poetry are highly ...
Europe Turkey Konya Traditional Festivals Religious Events December

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