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The Top 10 Cultural Festivals in the United States
Cultural festivals are extremely important and enjoyable for those who identify with a certain culture. Throughout the year, many festivals take place in various states around the United States, based on the diverse population that resides there.
A Love Letter To Busan
Before we met Dear Busan, There once was a time I had never even heard of your name. It’s inconceivable to me now.
Don't Bring Your Canadian Manners To Italy
In 2015/16 we made a short stop in Italy over New Year to visit a friend of mine from Canada that had moved there a few years back.
A Postcard from the Teotihuacan Pyramids
Only an hour outside of Mexico City lies the Teotihuacan Pyramids, an impressive and vast archaeological complex. On the bus ride there, we passed giant cactuses and colourful favelas littering the green rolling mountains like discarded boxes of pastel smarties on a grassy lawn.
Overlapping Cultures, Languages,And Beliefs Between India And Russia
It is a well-known and well-established truth that India and Russia have always been each other’s confidants. This has been carefully tested over years and years since the Soviet Union’s inception. It has remained so even after the union’s breakup.
So, I Moved to Mexico
Background My vast and loyal readership have been clamoring for a follow up to my award winning and much beloved story So, I'm Moving to Mexico in which I detailed the reasons for my relocation to Mexico in an interesting and informative manner, using my patented blend of homespun humor, clever wordplay, and run on sentences that seem to never end. Congratulations reader(s) as your prayer(s) have finally been answered. Below I present to you the very sequel you have been dreaming about for close to three months now, and by below I mean that in terms of the typographical layout of the article on the screen from which you are currently reading this article. Unless you are reading it hanging upside down or perhaps in outer space in which case you may not consider it 'below' but instead above depending on your frame of reference. Also, you may have printed out the article and are reading a hard copy in which case, while the 'below' remark above may have been accurate the reference to the 'the screen from which you are currently reading this article' would obviously be incorrect. Also, Sharon from accounting wanted me to remind you that the printer is meant for work and work related printing only. Personal printing must be done on personal printers. In no way is it possible that reading some dumb article by a random insane person on the internet could be considered work or work related, no matter how humorous or clever or thoughtful or well crafted or informative it was. Finally, hopefully it goes without saying that Mexico is a large and diverse country. The part of the country I live in (Baja, California) is in many ways unique and different from mainland Mexico. Obviously, my observations only apply to the tiny slice of the country I have experienced to date, and my experiences and observation are unique to me. Others may, and almost certainly will disagree and/or have different opinions.
SEEING THE SOUTHWEST OVER A THREE DAY WEEKEND in any location is improbable. The region is filled with historical remnants extending from three coinciding wars, the 1846 Mexican-American War, the 1861 Civil War, and the 1846 Mexican-Indian War. Lucky enough to get the brief visit on a layover en route from Dallas to Detroit by way of Alaska, my stay in the Tucson, Arizona area found me in receipt of a tour through Tumacacori, Arizona, its neighboring communities or the artist colony at Tubac, Arizona and what later became Carmen, Arizona... a now thriving residential area that blossomed from a mobile home and modular home community featuring horse trails and ATVs.Carmen Jimerson Cross pen name Miranda Writes...Ltd
Christmas Celebration in India
Some families exchange gifts or give small presents or sweets to children. They may display small electric lamps or small clay oil-burning lamps and decorate their homes with banana or mango leaves. Some also put up a nativity scene with clay figures or a Christmas tree.
Holi Celebration In India
The holiday is also known by the names Baithaki Holi, Mahila Holi, and Khadi Holi. Traditional costume is worn by revellers who sing and dance to folk tunes playing across the city throughout the festivities. Locals greet each other by putting colour on their faces and dancing and singing all the way.Holi, also known as the festival of colours, is a religious occasion celebrated with much pomp. It is considered the second biggest Hindu festival after Diwali, and the celebrations last for two days - Choti Holi or Holika Dahan and Dhulandi or Rangwali Holi. It marks the celebration of the victory of good over evil.Vrindavan, which is to the north of Mathura, is daubed in multiple colours of the joyous Holi celebration. The Banke Bihari Temple is the centre of activity on Holi, but other parts of the town, too, present an energetic spectacle. Vrindavan is also connected to Lord Krishna's early life.
10 Must-Try Jamaican Drinks
14 Jamaican Drinks Water is a natural choice in warm weather, but while you’re in the island’s paradise, try delicious Jamaican drinks. Here are 14 different drinks to try and find new favorites in Jamaica.
Kunal Vijayakar on Mathura Holi, Hot Kachoris, Jalebis and Cool Thandai
I have always been bashful and coy of all the colour and vitality, the boisterousness and the paint, the wetness, the trance and the intoxication of Holi. To me, it has always been the food. Years ago, I was shooting for my food show on the streets of Mathura. Mathura, along the banks of the river Yamuna, is believed to be the homeland and birthplace of Lord Krishna. While the intent was to discover the glorious street food that this holy city has to offer, I found myself bang in the middle of intense Holi celebrations. Celebrations that last not one or two days, but a full week.
‘Nunchi’, the Korean Secret to a Happier Life
When I first heard about the mysterious concept of ‘nunchi’, I immediately discarded it as self-help brain sugar. It sounded like one of those catchy ideas people abuse to justify writing a book. We all love our oriental promises of eternal youth and peace of mind, don’t we?