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A Day To Buy Gold – Akshaya Tritiya

A Day To Buy Gold – Akshaya Tritiya

Anitha Aravind May 22, 2014

Akshaya Tritiya is a day when all that glitters is gold; it is believed in India that any venture started on this day will bring wealth. For the economy as well as for personal practice, this has

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Dangerous Diving On Land – The Naghol Festival In Vanuatu

Dangerous Diving On Land – The Naghol Festival In Vanuatu

Anitha Aravind April 30, 2014

I have always thought diving is a thrilling water sport, but the Naghol Festival that celebrates land diving proved me wrong. Land diving is a centuries old sport followed in the island nation of

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Three Cheers For The Cherry Blossom Festival

Three Cheers For The Cherry Blossom Festival

Anitha Aravind April 30, 2014

Every country has its own cherished national flower, but it’s rare to find a nation that shares the passion that Japan has for its precious cherry blossoms. The Sakura tree, when it blooms, is

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Semana Santa, A Catholic Tradition

Semana Santa, A Catholic Tradition

Maria Clark April 2, 2014

Semana Santa (Holy Week) is one of the most important holidays for Catholics. Holy  Week, starts on Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday. Catholics celebrate it to observe the last days of Jesus’ life, the

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Mardi Gras Indian Tribe Celebrations: Saint Joseph Night, New Orleans

Mardi Gras Indian Tribe Celebrations: Saint Joseph Night, New Orleans

thefisher March 24, 2014

Mardi Gras Indian Tribes Take Over the Streets of New Orleans The night of March 19 (Saint Joseph Night) Mardi Gras Indian tribes come out in droves. In the Central City neighborhood and in

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Goa Carnival: A Legacy of the Portugese Presence in India

Goa Carnival: A Legacy of the Portugese Presence in India

Anitha Aravind March 24, 2014

Goa Carnival, A Portugese Legacy A part of India, yet apart from the rest of the country with its own culture, identity and image, the coastal state of Goa is charming, hedonistic and picturesque;

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Holi Festival in India – Discover the True Colors of Spring

Holi Festival in India – Discover the True Colors of Spring

Anitha Aravind March 24, 2014

Spring shares a close relationship with colors. You know spring has arrived in India when roadside trees burst into bright hues of the flame-of-the-forest. You know spring is here when the grey colors of

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Saint Joseph Day, New Orleans – A Sicilian Tradition in America

Saint Joseph Day, New Orleans – A Sicilian Tradition in America

thefisher March 23, 2014

Celebrating Saint Joseph Every year on March 19, Catholics set up elaborate altars to honor Saint Joseph. On Tuesday in New Orleans, visitors can stop by altars in different locations around the city, covered

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North Side Skull and Bone Gang: A Mardi Gras Tradition

North Side Skull and Bone Gang: A Mardi Gras Tradition

Maria Clark February 28, 2014

The Mardi Gras Northside Skull and Bone Gang is one of the oldest and lesser known New Orleans Mardi Gras traditions dating to the early 19th century. It was too early Mardi Gras morning 2012 when a call broke my sleep. I looked out my window

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Cajun Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Cajun Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Maria Clark February 28, 2014

Far from the crowds, the flying beads and the parade floats, Mardi Gras in the small bayou towns in south Louisiana is drastically different. The celebration is steeped in tradition. Revelers dressed in brightly

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