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.

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Hanami | Somewhere in the world today

Take the day off from Lenten deprivations and bake a cake for your dear old mum!
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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!

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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…

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While it seems that the rest of the Word parties hard for Mardi Gras, Britain is flipping pancakes!

Happy Shrove Tuesday everyone!

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Mardi Gras, Carnival, Shrove Tuesday

The winning big bamboo pole enters the doors of the Shrine in a Japanese festival full of innuendo…

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