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Trip: May

There are [9] stories from my trip: May

May - Pooram, India

INDIA | Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | Views [3817] | Video

Location: Vadakkumnatha Temple, Thrissur, India Dates: Held in the Malayalam month of Medam (April or May) Level of Participation: 1 - watch big elephants and big fireworks Description: The city of Thrissur is Kerala’s festival hot spot ... Read more >

Tags: elephants, india, pooram, world festivals

May - Naghol (Land Diving), Vanuatu

VANUATU | Wednesday, 20 Apr 2011 | Views [7233] | Comments [1] | Video

Location: Pentecost Island, Vanuatu Dates: Diving ceremonies usually take place each Saturday through April and May. Level of Participation: 1 – watch the brave islanders take the plunge Description: When the first yam crop emerges in early ... Read more >

Tags: land diving, naghol, pentecost island, vanuatu, world festivals

May - Bun Bang Fai (Rocket Festival), Laos & Thailand

LAOS | Wednesday, 20 Apr 2011 | Views [5933]

Bun Bang Fai. Photo by [NeilsPhotography], Flickr.com Location: Throughout Laos and northeastern Thailand Date: Usually on the May full moon Level of Participation: 1 - join the crowd and watch the rockets fly Description: In Southeast ... Read more >

Tags: laos, nun bang fai, rocket festival, thailand, world festivals

Inside World Festivals: The Race of the Candles

ITALY | Tuesday, 27 Apr 2010 | Views [4350] | Video

If you’re a traveler that is looking for adventure mixed with rich history, then The Race of the Candles is the perfect festival destination for you.  It’s a tradition that has been carried on since 1242, and perhaps the most amazing part is ... Read more >

Tags: culture, festivals, gubbio, italian festivals, italian history, italy, parades, the race of the candles, travel europe

May - Processione Dei Serpari (Festival of the Snakes), Italy

ITALY | Tuesday, 14 Apr 2009 | Views [8174] | Video

Location: Cocullo, Italy Dates: First Thursday in May Level of Participation: 2 – be happy to watch the snakes from a distance Description: The feast of St Domenic might sound fairly tame, but that’s only until you throw in a writhing nest ... Read more >

Tags: cocullo, festival of the snakes, italy, world festivals

May - Sydney Writers Festival, Australia

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 14 Apr 2009 | Views [2185]

Location: Sydney, Australia Dates: May 18-24, 2009 Level of Participation:   3 - shy types can just sit in the back quietly, whilst others will dive in headfirst for workshops or author Q&A's. Description:   Join a week of moving ... Read more >

Tags: australia, book festivals, literary festivals, sydney, world festivals, writers festivals

May - Festival de Cannes (Cannes Film Festival), France

FRANCE | Saturday, 11 Apr 2009 | Views [4567]

Festival de Cannes. Photo by [MK Media Productions], Flickr.com Location: Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France Dates: mid-late May Level of Participation: 3 - go star-spotting by the red carpet Description: For 12 days in May, all eyes ... Read more >

Tags: cannes, cannes film festival, france, world festivals

May - Rose Festival, Morocco

MOROCCO | Saturday, 11 Apr 2009 | Views [5039]

Location: El-Kelaa M’Gouna, Morocco Dates: mid-May (dates very depending on harvest time) Description: In the dry folds on the High Atlas mountains, approaching the Sahara, there’s an unexpected place called the Vallee des Roses where, in ... Read more >

Tags: morocco, rose festival, world festivals

May - Cheung Chau Bun Festival, Hong Kong

HONG KONG | Saturday, 11 Apr 2009 | Views [3873]

Cheung Chau Bun Festival. Photo by [laszlo-photo], Flickr.com Location: In front of Pak Tai Temple, Cheung Chau, Hong Kong Dates: Starts on the sixth day of the fourth lunar month, usually late April or early May Level of Participation: 2 ... Read more >

Tags: cheung chau bun festival, hong kong, world festivals