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Top Five Carnival Celebrations Outside Brazil

  • WHL Group
  • 2 February 2011

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has a well-deserved reputation as host of the biggest Carnival celebration in the world. Nowhere else on earth is this gloriously wanton Christian holiday of feasting before fasting quite as grand in scale. In fact, all over Brazil, wild and massive celebrations compete for the Carnival spotlight. This makes it easy to forget that Carnival is celebrated with the same passion and gusto in many other parts of the world as well!

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Top Five Ways to Usher in the New Year, Asian Style

  • WHL Group
  • 1 February 2011

New Year’s Day is a time to bid farewell to the year that was and greet the year that will be with joy and hope for positive change. It is celebrated all over the world and often welcomed with a bang (literally). In the Western world, festive New Year’s events occur on the 1st of January, the first day of the Gregorian calendar. However, for millions of people on the other side of the world, the New Year is ushered in on different days of the year, often in keeping with the lunar calendar.

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Photo of the Week: Young Novice Monks in Vientiane, Laos

  • Tari Bowling (photo), Lee Sheridan (text)
  • 13 June 2010

This image shows two young novice monks playing (while working) at Wat Impeng temple in Vientiane during Pi Mai (Lao New Year). Pi Mai is one of the biggest festivals of the year in Laos, a time when thousands of people visit the many temples found all across the country to wash the Buddha images as a way to gain merit.

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