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Phichit Long Boat Race
Where: Phichit, Thailand
When:  Annually on the first weekend of September.
Phichit which is located on the Nan river shore in North Thailand holds, once a year, a traditional long boat race. In the races on the Nan water, 40 traditional long rowing boats compete in various categories; 41-55 paddlers, 31-40 paddlers and boats with less than 30 paddlers.   During the two days of the contests, a colored fair takes place. Culture shows, various music shows are held. In the fair the visitors can find stands that sell typical fruits of the area – Guavas, Pomelos, Tamarhindi, sweets, organic vegetables,...(read more)
Phon Lak Phra Festival in Phatthalung
Where: Phatthalung, Thailand
When:  October.
Phatthalung which is located in south Thailand holds, every year, a noisy colorful festival that combines religious tradition with folklore fiestas. In the center of the fiestas stands the traditional drum called Phon and his sound accompanies the traditional Buddhist parades.   Phon Lak Phra festival is held on the full moon of the 11th month according to the Thai Lunar calendar. The festival celebrates the ending of the Buddhist fast. According to local tradition, the believers carry the Buddha statues from the shrines to the...(read more)
The Wat Bang Phra Tattoo Festival
Where: Bangkok, Thailand
When:  March.
The expertise of the monks of Wat Bang Phra shrine in creating tattoos is known all over Thailand. The shrine is located in Nakhon Chai Si region, 50 km west to Bangkok. The shrine holds, every year in March a unique tattoo festival. During the festival's days, thousands of believers - men only, reach the shrine in order to worship and carry out the special Thai ritual. In the festival you can see groups of believers and monks tattoo the arms and backs of the visitors with long needles. The tattoos are mostly beasts of prey and...(read more)
Cangas del Narcea Wine Harvesting Festival 2018
Where: Cangas del Narcea, Spain
When:  Annually in October. (2018 TBA)
Cangas del Narcea is located in Asturias region in North Spain. It holds, every year, traditional wine-harvesting fiestas - Fiesta De La Vendimia in Cangas del Narcea. During the festival's days, the streets are filled with celebrators who wander among the stands that sell grapes, wines and traditional local food. The visitors can visit the local vineyards and experience transporting the grapes in unique wheelbarrows or squeeze the grapes in the traditional way - treading it by feet.
Beach Horse Races - Carreras de Caballos en la Playa 2018
Where: Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain
When:  Annually in August. (2018 TBA)
The city Sanlúcar de Barrameda is located in Cadiz region in south west Spain to the seashore of the Atlantic Ocean. The city holds, once a year, one of the oldest horse races in Europe starting in 1845. The race preserves an ancient tradition about fish merchants who, everyday, rode with their merchandises, to the market in an unofficial contest.   Who will be the first to reach the market and start selling its fishes. The contests are held in two rounds of three days each, in the low-tide of the afternoon hours. In...(read more)
Yardenit Baptismal Site on the sacred Jordan River
Where: Tiberias, Israel
When:  All year round
Yardenit Baptismal Site is located on the riverbank of the Jordan River in the Galilee region of northern Israel near Kibbutz Kineret.   Thousands of Christian pilgrims reach the place following John the Baptist that according to the tradition baptized Jesus in the Jordan River.Along the fences of the baptized site the visitors can find ceramic boards from Armenia upon which engraved, in the various languages,  verses of the message according to Marcus 1,9 - 11.   Information about site of the baptism, accessibility to...(read more)
Valletta Chinese Spring Festival
Where: Valletta, Malta
When:  January/February.
Valletta Chinese Spring Festival is organized, every year, by the Chinese culture center and the Mediterranean conventions center. The festival that started in 2007, celebrates the start of the Chinese New Year. Chinese culture and art shows are held. Shows like Chinese classic dance, visual art, music, acrobatics, etc… Malta -  Online Hotel reservations  
The Cantabrian Wars Fiesta de las Guerras Cántabras 2018
Where: Los Corrales de Buelna, Spain
When:  August last weekend 24-26/8/2018 & September first weekend 31/8-2.9.2018  - Estimated date !
The autonomous community Cantabria is located in north Spain.    It holds, every year since 2001 a festival of Cantabrian Wars. In the colorful noisy festive the participants restore the battles that occurred in Cantabria against the Romans intruders between the years 19-19 BC.   During the festival's days, the residents of the town Los Corales de Buelna in Cantabria turn their town to a city from the time of the Roman Empire. The inhabitants are divided into two camps those who play the role of the Romans and those who...(read more)
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