Festivals

Europe's best food festivals

Europe's best food festivals

From oyster shucking shindigs in Ireland to a formaggi festival in Italy, this is where Europe goes to do more than just eat
Crazy, sexy, muddy: Carnival's dirtiest party pics

Crazy, sexy, muddy: Carnival's dirtiest party pics

The annual mud bath known as J'ouvert at Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago has just ended -- we've got the pics
Hom Strom: Switzerland's 'Wicker Man' on Ice

Hom Strom: Switzerland's 'Wicker Man' on Ice

Fiery Swiss festival in isolated sun-forsaken mountain valley recalls a mystic pagan past
10 reasons to experience the mind-blowing AfrikaBurn festival

10 reasons to experience the mind-blowing AfrikaBurn festival

South Africa’s answer to Burning Man is a surreal mirage of sculptures, music and mayhem under star-filled desert skies
Blazing barrels: The UK's spectacular festivals of fire

Blazing barrels: The UK's spectacular festivals of fire

They've been doing it for centuries, but that doesn't make carrying barrels of fire through English towns any less crazy to watch
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
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
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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