Archive | August 2011

The Woodstock Music and Art Fair – Peace and Love in the air – Week 4

The Woodstock Music and Art Fair Woodstock was a three day rock festival that took place on a farm located near Woodstock, New York in 1969. The most popular music event in history was attended by members of the countercultures, often referred as hippies. These people were often characterized as those who were against authority, materialism and the Vietnam War, supporters of the civil rights and experimented with sex and illegal drugs.

 

If you wish to know more about The Woodstock Music and Art Fair, please follow the link The Woodstock Festival of 1969

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Rainbow above Sydney! – Week 3

Sydney Guy and Lesbian Mardi Gras is an annual guy parade which happens in Australia. The event is very popular, attracting  every year thousands of visitors from around the country and oversees. The parade features more than 8500 participants travelling along Oxford Street in colourful costumes and elaborate floats. Every float represents a topical theme, community group or political message.  The event is often accompanied by fireworks displays, which are launched from the rooftops of buildings along the parade route.This year’s Mardi Gras was attended by up to 300,000 spectators from Australia and overseas.


If you wish to know more about The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, please follow the link 
History.

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Kumbha Mela – The world largest religious event – Week 2

Kumbha Mela is a sacred Hindu pilgrimage which takes place in four different locations of India; Prayag, Haridwar, Ujjain and Nasik. The event happens four times every twelve years, alternating in such a way that about every three years a Kumbha Mela takes place. The major event of the festival is a ritual bathing at the banks of a particular river located in the town it is being held for that year. Kumbha Mela is considered as the most sacred for all the pilgrimages around the word as thousands of holy men and women attend the event.

If you wish to know more about Kumbha Mela, please follow the link Kumha Mela.

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Carnival- What a Festival ! – Week 1

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, as everybody knows, is considering being the capital of the Carnival. It can be described as a joyful event where people party, sing, dance and have lots of fun. There are many events such as club parties, going on before, during and after Carnival. The Rio’s Carnival is synonymous of Brazil and it is the biggest event held in there, affecting economically all the country. During Carnival not only Rio but all the country stops to enjoy this great moment.

If you wish to know more about the Rio’s Carnival, please follow the link Rio Carnival

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