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Lyon Festival of Lights (Fête des Lumières) 2018
Where: Lyon, France
When:  Thursday, December 6, 2018 - Sunday, December 9, 2018
Once a year, for four nights, the Festival of Lights is held in Lyon. The glowing event is celebrated in honor of Virgin Mary.    Thousands candles are alighted all over the Old City, wonderful music and street parades turn the old quarter to a places flooded with light, beauty and sound.   The beauty of the region increases on the holiday's evening. The city's residents decorate the windows of their houses and light candles and lampions on the windows sills.   At night, the street lights are put out...(read more)
Agira Nativity of Jesus Play (Sicily) 2018
Where: Agira, Italy
When:  Monday, December 24, 2018 - Monday, December 24, 2018
The birth of Jesus Christ is displayed, every year, on Christmas Eve, December 24th as a moving play in the old city, Agira. The city is located in Enna region in Sicily. The play is showed in a traditional parade that starts in the city square. Tens of amateur and professionals actors present the street play to the great crowd. The parade passes through the city alleys so their historic buildings function as a marvelous decoration for the traditional parade which ends in the impressive Agira Castle.
Cochin Celebration and Carnival 2018
Where: Cochin, India
When:  Tuesday, December 25, 2018 - Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Every year on the last week of December until the New Year day, Cochin (Kerala, India) celebrates the national carnival. The carnival's origin goes back to the Portuguese colonial days. The colorful fiesta starts with painted and decorated elephants' parade. It ends with traditional dancing and various competitions. Reserve now your hotel in Cochin and around Attractive and lowest prices, suited for all budgets. Confirmation of your reservation will be mailed to you promptly as part of the easy and simple reservation...(read more)
Custonaci Christmas Nativity Play In Scurati Cave 2018
Where: Custonaci, Italy
When:  Tuesday, December 25, 2018 - Tuesday, December 25, 2018
In Custonaci at Trapanι region in South Sicily, the local residents hold, as in many places in Christendom, a show about the magic of the birth of Christ. The event takes place twice, in Christmas on December 25th and in Epiphany on January 6th. The impressive theatrical show, which is held since 1983, takes place in Scurati cave (Grotta Mangiapane) that is called also Grotta Mangiapane. The youngsters alongside with the elders of the city participate in these events. The occurrence of the traditional drama in the cave...(read more)
New York City New Years Eve Ball Drop 2018 - 2019
Where: New York City, United States
When:  Monday, December 31, 2018 - Monday, December 31, 2018
The famous symbol of the celebrations of a New Year in New York is definitely the giant mirrors ball that drop from the Time Square Building.   The event that is held for more than hundred years attracts thousands of people who reach the square in order to see and shout as the ball go down.   The rotating mirrors that wrap the ball are lighted with colored lights that reflect the audience and function as a marvelous decoration for the New Year midnight kiss. More information is present in the event website below, under "Event...(read more)
Hakozaki Shrine Tamaseseri (Ball-Catching Festival) 2019
Where: Fukuoka, Japan
When:  Thursday, January 3, 2019 - Thursday, January 3, 2019
Once a year, on Jan 3rd, Hakozaki Shrine Tamaseseri (Ball-Catching Festival) is held in Fukuoka. This is a traditional event that exists for more than five hundred years. Group of men wearing loincloth only are struggle on catching a ball. This is a special ball 30 cm (0.98 foot) diameter and eight kg (17.64 Pound) weight. The competitor has to catch the ball and lift it high above his head. According to tradition it brings a good luck and success. The competitors are divided into two groups, one represents the farmers and the soil and...(read more)
Samoa Head of State Birthday 2019
Where: Pago Pago, American Samoa
When:  Friday, January 4, 2019 - Friday, January 4, 2019
The birthday's party at the Royal Samoa Country Club, in honor to His Highness Malietoa Tanumafili II will be followed by the annual golf tournament. Head of State birthday celebrates each January.
Twelfth Night Procession in Barcelona 2019
Where: Barcelona, Spain
When:  Saturday, January 5, 2019 - Saturday, January 5, 2019
The Twelfth Night parade in Barcelona (La Cabalgata de Los Reyes Magos) is a traditional event. It is one of the major winter attractions in Catalonia, just after Christmas and New Year. This event is held, yearly, on the twelfth day from Christmas, on January 5th, on the Epiphany's evening. This day, according to the New Testament, indicates the arrival of the three Magus who were the first to worship Jesus and thus caused his revelation to the whole world. The main events in Barcelona take place at the harbor and in the...(read more)
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