Festivals

Barbados' Crop Over festival celebrates island's saucy spirit

Barbados' Crop Over festival celebrates island's saucy spirit

The Caribbean's hot summertime fiesta may have just wrapped, but we're still reveling in the color burst
Songkran Festival: World's biggest water fight

Songkran Festival: World's biggest water fight

Thailand kicks off its most popular festival over the weekend; death toll alarmingly high due to drunk driving accidents
Gallery: Spain's bizarre annual fire festival

Gallery: Spain's bizarre annual fire festival

The citizens of Valencia painstakingly create sculptures year round, then burn them all up in a blaze of city fires
Gallery: 1,000 'Vikings' descend on Europe's biggest fire festival

Gallery: 1,000 'Vikings' descend on Europe's biggest fire festival

The Up Helly Aa celebration proves that where's there's smoke, there could be a horde of dressed up, torch-carrying Scots close behind
When glamor and mud collide: A match made in Glastonbury

When glamor and mud collide: A match made in Glastonbury

Every year for one weekend in June, a little city with a party-loving populace of 200,000 people pops-up on a dairy farm in Somerset, south-west England. Welcome to Glastonbury Festival
Gallery: Spectacular camel and falcon competition in Abu Dhabi showcases Bedouin culture

Gallery: Spectacular camel and falcon competition in Abu Dhabi showcases Bedouin culture

Al Dhafra heritage festival draws record turnout, awards millions of dollars worth of prizes
Gallery: Spectacular art at Austria's Bodypaint City

Gallery: Spectacular art at Austria's Bodypaint City

30,000 visitors watch artists from 44 countries compete at Annual World Bodypainting Festival
Spectacular photos of a technicolor Sydney

Spectacular photos of a technicolor Sydney

Australia's largest and most spectacular festival has officially launched with the lighting of the sails of Sydney Opera House
How not to celebrate Cinco de Mayo

How not to celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Do sombreros and fake mustaches belong in Cinco de Mayo celebrations? Depends who you ask
Best Easter egg hunts around the world

Best Easter egg hunts around the world

Searching living rooms and closets wears thin after five or ten times. There are more adventurous egg trails out there
Limassol, Cyprus: Coolest Carnival outside of Rio?

Limassol, Cyprus: Coolest Carnival outside of Rio?

The stench of grilled meats, the heady high of free wine, the sounds of strumming serenaders -- Cyprus's Limassol Carnival may be smaller than most, but it's just as fun
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World War II bunker and former margarine factory among cutting edge venues in ever-changing city