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Trip: July

There are [11] stories from my trip: July

Inside World Festivals: The Guelaguetza Festival in Oaxaca

MEXICO | Monday, 28 Jun 2010 | Views [4146] | Video

The Guelaguetza, also known as the Lunes del Cerro ("Mondays on the Hill"), is celebrated on the last two Mondays of July in the city of Oaxaca. It is an annual coming together of the Oaxacan communities in celebration of their cultural ... Read more >

Tags: catholic festivals, guelaguetza, mexican culture, mexican festivals, mexican folk dance, mexican music, mexico travel

July - Marrakesh Popular Arts Festival, Morocco

MOROCCO | Sunday, 5 Jul 2009 | Views [2020]

Location: Palais el-Badi, Marrakesh, Morocco Dates: Five days in mid-July; exact dates vary Level of Participation: 3 – sip a mint tea and take in the Maghrebi culture Description: With snake-charmers and marketers cawing ‘lovely jubbly’ ... Read more >

Tags: marrakesh, morocco, popular arts festival, world festivals

July - Wife-Carrying World Championship, Finland

FINLAND | Saturday, 4 Jul 2009 | Views [4156]

Wife-Carrying World Championship. Photo by [jurvetson], Flickr.com Location: Market Square, Sonkajarvi, Finland Date: First Saturday in July Level of Participation: 5 – grab your partner by the legs Description: Running since 1992, this ... Read more >

Tags: finland, wife-carrying world championship, world festivals

July - Camel Cup, Australia

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 3 Jul 2009 | Views [4607]

Location: Blatherskite Park, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia Dates: Saturday 11th July, 2009 Level of Participation:: 2 – watch the camels canter Description : Normally a dusty outback outpost with the feel of a pioneer town, ... Read more >

Tags: alice springs, australia, camel cup, camels, desert, event, outback, tourism, world festivals

July - Beer Can Regatta, Australia

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 2 Jul 2009 | Views [2076] | Video

Location : Mindil Beach, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia Dates : 19 July, 2009 Level of Participation: 4 – oil your creative cogs and build a ship Description : Darwin is reputedly the beer-drinking capital of the world, and all that ... Read more >

Tags: australia, beer, competition, event, family, race, regatta, top end, world festival

July - Virgin of the Sea Fiesta, Costa Rica

COSTA RICA | Tuesday, 30 Jun 2009 | Views [6290]

Location: Nicoya Bay, Puntarenas, Costa Rica  Date: Saturday closest to July 16 Level of Participation: 3, Puntarenas is a fun town to visit and watching the festival adds the icing to the cake Description: This popular Costa Rican ... Read more >

Tags: costa rica, virgin of the sea fiesta, world festivals

July - Gion Matsuri, Japan

JAPAN | Saturday, 27 Jun 2009 | Views [3995]

Gion Marsuri. Photo by [MShades], Flickr.com Location: Shijo-dori, Kyoto, Japan Date: 17 July Level of Participation: 2 – be thankful your not chigo Description: Japanese culture often confuses the outsider and Kyoto’s multifaceted float ... Read more >

Tags: gion matsuri, japan, world festivals

July - World Bodypainting Festival, Austria

AUSTRIA | Friday, 26 Jun 2009 | Views [2313]

World Bodypainting Festival. Photo by [NeoGaboX], Flickr.com Location: Seeboden, Carinthia, Austria Dates: Weeks ending on the penultimate Sunday in July Level of Participation: 3 – watch the models or get colourful Description: A bodypainted ... Read more >

Tags: austria, world bodypainting festival, world festivals

July - Mwaka Kogwa, Zanzibar

TANZANIA | Thursday, 25 Jun 2009 | Views [1934] | Video

Location: Kae Kuu, Zanzibar Dates: Penultimate weekend in July Level of Participation: 2 – watch the banana bashing and join the evening banquet Description: Walloping your neighbour with the stalk of a banana plant doesn’t sound like ... Read more >

Tags: mwaka kogwa, tanzania, world festivals

July - Womad, England

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | Views [3184]

Womad. Photo by [gentlebird], Flickr.com Location: Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England Dates: Last weekend in July Level of Participation: 3 – groove to the global beat Description: Established by World music aficionado and ... Read more >

Tags: england, womad, world festivals

July - Boryeong Mud Festival, South Korea

SOUTH KOREA | Tuesday, 16 Jun 2009 | Views [3154] | Video

Location: Daecheon Beach, Boryeong City, South Korea Dates: nine days in mid-July annually Level of Participation: 5 – get down and dirty - join in all the pore cleansing, mud-slinging madness with the best of ‘em Description:... Read more >

Tags: boryeong mud festival, south korea, world festivals