Happy Easter everyone!

A cart packed full of explosives heralds the Easter Sunday celebrations in Florence.

Does your town / city have any unusual Easter traditions? If so you can share it on our facebook page

Find out more about Scoppio del Carro) (Explosion of the cart)

Some say its good day for a haircut and a bad day for gardening!

Most people know that Good Friday is the day, according to Christian belief, that Jesus was crucified on the cross, but there are a few lesser known traditions and superstitions - read our blog post here: Good Friday | Somewhere in the world today

Hanami (flower viewing) is the Japanese tradition of picnicking under the beautiful cherry blossoms (sakura) which bloom all over Japan from mid January to early May.

We’d love to see your Cherry Blossom pictures - share them on our facebook page

Hanami | Somewhere in the world today

Take the day off from Lenten deprivations and bake a cake for your dear old mum!
Mothering Sunday / Mother’s Day | Somewhere in the world today


Nowruz Mobarak! Happy Persian New Year!

Nowruz (meaning new day), occurs at the exact time of the Spring Equinox and celebrates the coming of Spring and the New Year. It is a time for visiting friends and family, feasting and performing various rituals for good luck in the coming year.

Picture: NYC Persian Parade 2009 by Sepideh!, on Flickr

The Cherry Blossoms bloom earliest in Kochi Prefecture, Japan and the Japanese festival of Hanami (flower viewing) will soon be underway

Have you got Cherry Blossoms in bloom where you are? If so, don’t forget to upload your pics to our facebook page!

More on Hanami

Get dyed at the Festival of Colours, India! Happy Holi

Holi, Festival of Colours

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Duit, Happy St Patrick’s Day

Best get baking cupcakes!


Green Velvet Cupcakes 

Green Velvet Cupcakes topped with fluffy white frosting are the perfect way to celebrate your wee bit o’ Irish on St. Paddy’s Day.

  1. Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  2. Aperture: f/5.6
  3. Exposure: 1/100th
  4. Focal Length: 50mm

How will you spend St Patrick’s Day this weekend?

Here’s some ideas from guest blooger Josie Sampson…

The World’s Best Places to Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day