Durga Puja Festival India Mid October each year

Durga Puja Festival India

Durga Puja, also called Durgotsava, is an annual Hindu festival in the Indian subcontinent that reveres the goddess Durga. It is particularly popular in West Bengal, Assam, Tripura, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Bangladesh and the diaspora from this region, and also in Nepal where it is called Dashain

Date: 15 Oct. 2018 – 19 Oct. 2018
Observances: Ceremonial worship of goddess Durga
Ends: Tenth day of Ashwina shukla paksha
Observed by: Bengali, Odia, Maithils and Assamese as a socio-cultural and religious festival
Did you know: Every year for about seven days, the city of Kolkata, that hosts over 4,500 pujas, comes to a standstill to celebrate Durga Puja or Pujo. indiatimes.com
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The festival is celebrated broadly to hail woman’s power | Photo courtesy: Manogya Loiwal

Goddess Durga is a symbol of shakti (power) and one of the most celebrated deities in the Hindu pantheon. In West Bengal, Durga Puja is a festival celebrated with zeal and enthusiasm.

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SKY LANTERN ANNUAL FESTIVAL CHINA IN TAIWAN IN FEBRUARY

Where: Pingxi, Taiwan – Republic of China
When: 10 February 2017

According to the elders of Pingxi, the Sky Lantern Festival originated in the Xing Dynasty, more than two thousand years ago. At that time, bands of outlaws frequently raided the lowland villages, forcing residents to seek refuge in the mountains. Village watchmen used “fire balloons” as signals to inform the residents that their houses were safe once again and when those hiding in the hills saw the celestial flares, they knew it was time to go home. Today these lanterns have two main purposes. One: they display scribbled

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MARDI GRAS ANNUAL CELEBRATIONS NEW ORLEANS USA IN FEBRUARY

Where: New Orleans, Louisiana – USA
When: 28 February 2017 (Parades & celebrations run through 24 -28 February)

Mardi Gras is synonymous with hedonism and debauchery, and with a motto of Laissez les bons temps rouler (Let the good times roll), it’s no surprise that this is probably the wildest party in the United States. It may be a surprise to some, however, that Mardi Gras is the official final celebration before the period of Lent, the Catholic period of introspection

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CARNIVALE DI VENEZIA [Venice Carnival] ANNUAL FESTIVAL IN ITALY IN FEBRUARY

Where: Venice – Italy
When: 11 – 28 February 2017

During the day, it’s fun to wander around the ancient streets of the city surrounded by people in 18th century costumes – you’ll feel as if you’ve jumped straight into Eyes Wide

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SUNDANCE ANNUAL FILM FESTIVAL UTAH USA IN JANUARY

Where: Park City, Utah – USA
When: 19 January – 29 January 2017

Sundance is North America’s most famous independent film festival, appealing to the non-conformist and rebellious film directors who do not want to play by Hollywood’s rules.

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WAKAKUSA YAMAYAKI HILL BURNING ANNUAL FESTIVAL JAPAN IN JANUARY

Where: Nara, Japan
When: 28 January 2017 (or 29 January 2017 in case of bad weather)

The name of the festival literally translates as ‘The Mountain Roast’ and is where on the 4th Saturday in January each year, the dead grass on the hillside of Mount Wakakusayama is set ablaze – but until after one epic fireworks display. There are two theories of the evolution of the festival. The first claims that the burning of the mountainside began during boundary conflicts between Nara’s great temples (Tōdai-ji and Kōfuku-ji), while another claims the fires were used to drive away wild boars. Once set ablaze the mountain can burn for up to an hour and because of the mountains elevation it can be seen from anywhere in the city. MORE HERE

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The Little Big Car Show Montery California USA in August

Aug 22, 2018 at 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Downtown Pacific Grove

Lighthouse Ave.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Pebble Beach Motoring Classic California USA in August

Aug 22 – Aug 23, 2018 at 7:00 AM to 2:30 PM

The Lodge at Pebble Beach

1700 17-Mile Drive
Pebble BEach, CA 93953

 Event Info

The Pebble Beach Motoring Classic is the ultimate road trip for enthusiasts with automobiles that have more than a dash of elegance.

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McCall’s Motorworks Auto Revival Montery California USA in August

Aug 22, 2018 at 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Monterey Jet Center

300 Skypark Dr.
Monterey, CA 93940

Event Info

McCall Events, Inc. continues in it’s 26th year of producing Gordon McCall’s Motorworks Revival Event at the Monterey Jet Center- the “Kick-Off” party for the famous August automotive week in Monterey, California. This exclusive event entertains more than 2800 guests amongst private jets, vintage cars, and gourmet food.

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Henry Sapiecha

Auto Concourse on the Avenue-Ocean Avenue Carmel, CA USA in August

Aug 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea

Ocean Avenue
Carmel, CA 93921

Event Info

Carmel-by-the-Sea’s world-famous Ocean Avenue will be closed to traffic and eighteen blocks of downtown will be filled with collector cars and related motorized fun. A fascinating mix of American and foreign cars will be showcased in front of a backdrop of charming shops, critically acclaimed restaurants and numerous galleries. The Carmel-by-the-Sea Concours on the Avenue will focus on vehicles not usually seen during this ten-day period. The cars will include a variety of legendary vehicles. Well over 175 cars will be on display in groups of juried classes during Carmel-by-the-Sea Concours on the Avenue. These will include Luxury Cars, Muscle Cars, Hot Rods and Sporting Cars. Free Admission

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Henry Sapiecha