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Trip: April

There are [8] stories from my trip: April

April - Songkran Water Festival (Thai New Year), Thailand

THAILAND | Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011 | Views [11544] | Video

Location: Thailand Dates: 13–15 April Level of Participation: 5 – Songkran is a no-holds-barred water fight, and tourists are fair game, both to be soaked and to do the soaking. Description: The lunar New Year in Thailand marks a time when ... Read more >

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April - Queen's Day, Netherlands

NETHERLANDS | Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | Views [2348]

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands Dates: 30 April (if 30 April is a Sunday it’s celebrated on 29 April) Level of Participation: 5 – go mad in the streets of Amsterdam Description: Birthday celebrations for queens are supposed to involve tea ... Read more >

Tags: amsterdam, netherlands, queens day, world festivals

April - New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, USA

USA | Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | Views [2392] | Video

Location: Fair Grounds, New Orleans, USA Dates: Last weekend of April and first weekend of May Level of Participation: 5 – all the jazz a cat can handle Description: Where else would you want your jazz than in the city that spawned it? After ... Read more >

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April - Walpurgisnacht (Witches' Night), Germany

GERMANY | Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | Views [6377] | Video

Location: Brocken, Harz Mountains, Germany Dates: 30 April Level of Participation: 4 – climb a mountain to enjoy the witching hour Description: What better way to see out April than on a mountain top in the company of witches and warlocks. ... Read more >

Tags: brocken, germany, harz mountains. world festivals, walpurgisnacht

April - Sister's Meal Festival, China

CHINA | Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 | Views [10198] | Video

Location: Shīdòng, China Dates: Begins on the 15th day of the third lunar month (usually mid- to late April) Level of Participation: 1 – watch love weave its spell Description: Love is in the air in this courtship ritual in eastern Guìzhōu, ... Read more >

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April - Bisket Jatra (Nepali New Year), Nepal

NEPAL | Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 | Views [4380] | Video

Location: Khalna Tole, Bhaktapur, Nepal Dates: Mid-April (the beginning of the Nepali month of Baisakh) Level of Participation: 1 – watch the chariot rumble by Description: Bisket Jatra heralds the start of the Nepali New Year and is celebrated ... Read more >

Tags: bhaktapur, bisket jatra, nepal, nepal, world festivals

April - World Marbles Championship, England

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 | Views [3143] | Video

Location: The Greyhound, Tinsley Green, England Dates: Good Friday Level of Participation: 1 or 5 – if your thumb is in marble shape you can compete; otherwise, simply marvel at the marble maestros. Description: You probably played marbles ... Read more >

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April - Juan Santamaría Day, Costa Rica

COSTA RICA | Thursday, 30 Apr 2009 | Views [9297] | Comments [1]

Location: Alajuela, Costa Rica  Date: April 11 Level of Participation: 4 – there will be parades, concerts and dances – get your dance on. Description: Does Juan Santamaría sound familiar? He had the national airport named after him ... Read more >

Tags: costa rica, jaun santamaria day, world festivals