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
Get dyed at the Festival of Colours, India! Happy Holi
Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Duit, Happy St Patrick’s Day
Best get baking 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.
How will you spend St Patrick’s Day this weekend?
Here’s some ideas from guest blooger Josie Sampson…
While it seems that the rest of the Word parties hard for Mardi Gras, Britain is flipping pancakes!
Happy Shrove Tuesday everyone!
What are you doing today?
The winning big bamboo pole enters the doors of the Shrine in a Japanese festival full of innuendo…
Bonden Matsuri | Somewhere in the world today
‘snow mean feat to build ice sculptures on this scale!
The Sapporo Snow Festival is one of Japan’s most impressive winter events with huge glittering ice sculptures transforming the city of Sapporo into a magical winter wonderland.
Sapporo Yuki Matsuri (Sapporo Snow Festival) | Somewhere in the world today
Candlemas, Groundhog day, Imbolc, whatever you like to call it, February 2nd is a day for predicting the weather to come…
If Candlemas Day is clear and bright, winter will have another bite. If Candlemas Day brings cloud and rain, winter is gone and will not come again.