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Good Friday Procession in Rome 2018
Where: Roma, Italy
When:  Friday, March 30, 2018 - Friday, March 30, 2018
Once a year, Rome holds a unique impressive parade, with the participation of the POP.   The parade which takes place on Good Friday (the Friday before Easter), attracts thousands of people from all over the world.   The traditional procession is accompanied by thousands of believers who light its way with torches.   The parade stops 14 times on its way, to present the crucified march of Jesus from his death sentence to his burial.   The POP, carrying a wooden cross, holds a ceremony of short pray in every...(read more)
Good Friday processions in Malta 2018
Where: Valletta, Malta
When:  Friday, March 30, 2018 - Friday, March 30, 2018
Once a year, on "Good Friday", Malta holds impressive sad processions like many other Christian countries. The most impressive one is the procession which takes place in Valletta, the capital of Malta.   In this day, all restaurants, coffee houses and entertainment places are closed.   The “Good Friday” parades in Malta’s towns and villages are serious and gloomy, they express Jesus walk to his crucifixion. Glorious statues of Jesus are carried in the processions.   Among the...(read more)
Rocket War in Chios Island 2018
Where: Chios, Greece
When:  Saturday, March 31, 2018 - Saturday, March 31, 2018
Once a year, on the night between Saturday and Sunday of Easter (Holy Saturday), a traditional fireworks battle between the people of Saint Mark church and the people of Virgin Mary Erethianis church, is held. The churches that are situated one against the other, function as targets to a mutual fire. On Saturday evening, around 8 o'clock, the churches begin to shoot thousands of fireworks. The open space between the churches is wrapped with smoke and earsplitting noise.   Due to the numerous visitors during the festival days...(read more)
Malta Freedom Day Regatta 2018
Where: Floriana, Malta
When:  Saturday, March 31, 2018 - Saturday, March 31, 2018
Malta Freedom Day Regatta is a national holiday in Malta. It is celebrated, each year, on March 31st. The national ceremonies indicate the day when the British force and the navy left Malta on March 31st 1979. In the main ceremony bouquets of flowers are placed in the memorial site in Floriana near the capital Valletta. After the ceremony, in the afternoon, a colorful regatta takes place in Grand Harbor. The Regatta's program, venue, lineup information show time / schedule of events, how to get, parking etc, is present in theThe...(read more)
Naval Port Festival (Jinhae Gunhang) 2018
Where: Jinhae , South Korea
When:  Sunday, April 1, 2018 - Tuesday, April 10, 2018
The Naval Port Festival in Jinhae, located in South Gyeongsang Province, is held once a year when the cherry blossoms reach its climax, in March - April (different dates).   The celebrators indicate the patriotism of the Korean navy admiral Lee Sun-Shin. The festival is held since 1963, and since, it turned to be one of the outstanding spring's events of the city. Naval Port Festival events attract, yearly, more than million locals and tourists who enjoy the beauty of the cherry blossom as well as the various culture and...(read more)
Easter Sunday in Malta 2018
Where: Valletta, Malta
When:  Sunday, April 1, 2018 - Sunday, April 1, 2018
Easter Sunday marks Christ risen from Dead. It is an important Christian holiday in Malta. Religious processions were statues of Jesus who rised from the dead are carried. In addition to the adults who march with religious motives, Malta’s children carry Figolla, the traditional Easter pastry.   Figolla supposed to get the statue blessing and forward it to the children. The holiday joy in Malta combines the religious Easter with the folklore joy about the end of the winter and the start of spring.   Malta - Online...(read more)
Explosion of the Cart 2016 - Scoppio del Carro 2018
Where: Florence, Italy
When:  Sunday, April 1, 2018 - Sunday, April 1, 2018
The Explosion of the Cart parade (in Italian Scoppio del Carro) is held, in Florence, every year on the Easter Sunday. This is a traditional folklore event in which the city residents set on fire pyrotechnic staff. Fireworks and detonators are carried in an ancient wagon of more than 500 years.   The wagon that is 10 meters high is dragged by a white bull decorated with flowers. The wagon moves through the city streets in a course that starts in Porta al Prato and ends in Piazza del Duomo.   The wagon is accompanied by a...(read more)
Brigadoon - The Bundanoon Highland Gathering 2018
Where: Bundanoon, Australia
When:  Sunday, April 1, 2018 - Saturday, April 7, 2018
Bundanoon is located in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia, 30 minutes drive from Sydney. The city turns, for one day, to Brigadoon – a legendary Scottish village.   Due to the numerous visitors during the gathering day and the high demand for accommodations it is recommended to check hotel rates and book rooms & well in advance.   Lot of culture events, based on the Scottish tradition, is held during the day. The visitors can enjoy diverse activities as: Highland games Parades of...(read more)
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