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RAKSHA BANDHAN FROM INDIA!

RAKSHA BANDHAN FROM INDIA!

 Rakhi: The Thread of Love   In India, festivals are the celebration of togetherness, of being one of the family. Raksha Bandhan is one such festival that is all about affection, ...

THE ROYAL EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO!

THE ROYAL EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO!

         The commentator - the Voice of the Castle - brings the audience together, cheering individually for their countries but united in an international frat...

THE CORN PALACE FESTIVAL FROM MITCHELL, SOUTH DAKOTA!

THE CORN PALACE FESTIVAL FROM MITCHELL, SOUTH DAKOTA!

   The Corn Palace serves as a multi-use center for the community and region. The facility hosts stage shows, as well as sports events in its arena. The World's Only Corn Palace is an outs...

AOBON FROM OKINAWA, JAPAN!!

AOBON FROM OKINAWA, JAPAN!!

   Obon or just Bon is a Japanese Buddhist custom to honor the departed (deceased) spirits of one's ancestors. This Buddhist custom has evolved into a family reunion holiday during which peo...

ALL AMERICAN SOAP BOX DERBY FROM AKRON, OHIO!!

ALL AMERICAN SOAP BOX DERBY FROM AKRON, OHIO!!

   The Soap Box Derby is a youth soapbox car racing program which has been run in the United States since 1934. World Championship finals are held each July at Derby Downs in Akron, Ohio. Ca...

LES FETES De La NOUVELLE FRANCE SAQ FROM QUEBEC, CANADA!

LES FETES De La NOUVELLE FRANCE SAQ FROM QUEBEC, CANADA!

The SAQ New France Festival    Organized as part of Québec City’s 400th anniversary celebrations in 2008, the New France Festival was first held in 1997 at the behest of the Québec Cit...

LA TOMATINA FROM BUNOL, SPAIN!!

LA TOMATINA FROM BUNOL, SPAIN!!

La Tomatina is a festival that is held in the Valencian town of Buñol, in which participants throw tomatoes at each other. It is held the last Wednesday in August, during the week of festivities of ...

OMMEGANG FROM BRUSSELS, BELGIUM!!

OMMEGANG FROM BRUSSELS, BELGIUM!!

   On the first Thursday of July and the previous Tuesday every summer, the Ommegang lights up the magnificent of Brussels.History   The secular setting stages the glorious and ma...

SANTA MARTA de RIBARTEME FROM SPAIN!!

SANTA MARTA de RIBARTEME FROM SPAIN!!

      The Fiesta de Santa Marta de Ribarteme, also known as the festival of near death experiences, is a slightly odd festival to say the least. Held in a small Spanish villag...

NATIONAL HOLIDAYS FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2017!

NATIONAL HOLIDAYS FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2017!

  This month has some funny, exciting, and wacky holidays to celebrate all month long. In fact, there is at least one holiday to observe each day during the month of August (with the exception of...