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  • A blend of culture, colour, action, adventure and the finest camels of the north, thats the Camel Derby!
  • Thailand
    Loi Krathong or Loy Krathong, is a festival celebrated annually throughout Thailand and certain parts of Laos. Loi Krathong takes place on the evening of the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar.
  • United States
    The Redneck Games are just a silly, good time. Though it’s gradually expanded in attendance and in popularity over the past decade, the yearly tradition is still as wholesome and pure as it was back in ’96. Everyone and their butt crack is welcome — even Yankees.
  • Russia
    The Moscow Kremlin, sometimes referred to as simply The Kremlin, is a historic fortified complex at the heart of Moscow, overlooking the Moskva River (to the south), Saint Basil's Cathedral and Red Square (to the east) and the Alexander Garden (to the west).
  • The Kanamara Matsuri ("Festival of the Steel Phallus") is an annual Shinto fertility festival held in Kawasaki, Japan in spring held in Kanayama shrine.
  • Finland
    Wife carrying is a sport in which male competitors race while each carrying a female teammate. he objective is for the male to carry the female through a special obstacle track in the fastest time.
  • Fiesta de la Tirana is an annual festival held in the locality of La Tirana in Tarapacá Region of northern Chile. The celebration takes place on July 16 in honor of Virgen del Carmen.
  • Thunder Over Louisville, the annual kickoff event of the Kentucky Derby Festival, is an airshow and fireworks display held in mid April in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • New Zealand
    Te Matatini is a biannual festival and competition celebrating the cultural dance of the Māori people of New Zealand.
  • Kyrgyzstan
    The rehabilitation of the Kyrgyz horse, the revival of the races and the development of the ecotourism play a dominating part in At Chabysh.
  • Centre Pompidou is a complex in the Beaubourg area of the 4th arrondissement of Paris, near Les Halles, rue Montorgueil and the Marais. It was designed in the style of high-tech architecture.
  • Portugal
    San Antonio Festival is one of the most extravagant and outrageous summer events in Portugal. A mix of traditional pagan celebrations honoring the summer solstice and the religious feast days of Santos Antonio,
  • Denia celebrates its patron festivities in honour of the Santisima Sangre. Its “Bous a la Mar”, literally “bulls in the sea”, is central to the Fiestas and has been declared a Festivity of National Touristic Interest.
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  • Malaysia
    Thaipusam is a Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai (January/February).
  • Maldives
    Maldives is an island nation in the Indian Ocean formed by a double chain of twenty-six atolls stretching in a north-south direction off India's Lakshadweep islands, between Minicoy Island and Chagos Archipelago.
  • The Darwin Beer Can Regatta is an event which has been held annually since 1974 in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia at Mindil Beach.
  • Jokkmokk Marknad is a winter fair, held the first weekend in February each year in Jokkmokk. The market has very ancient roots. It is to come after an edict from King Charles IX to establish market places in Lapland.
  • Myanmar
    Bagan, formerly Pagan, is an ancient city in the Mandalay Division of Burma. Formally titled Arimaddanapura or Arimaddana and also known as Tambadipa or Tassadessa, it was the capital of several ancient kingdoms in Burma.
  • Turkey
    Kırkpınar is a Turkish oil-wrestling tournament. It is held annually, usually in late June, near Edirne, Turkey since 1346.
  • Tanzania
    Mwaka Kogwa is the oldest festival in Zanzibar and marks the arrival of the new year.
  • New Zealand
    Golden Sheer is a three day event encompasses novice, junior, intermediate, senior and open shearing competitions along with wool handling events, and wool pressing competitions.
  • La Battaglia Delle Aranceis a carnival and festival in the Northern Italian city of Ivrea, which includes a tradition of throwing of oranges between organized groups. It is the largest food fight in Italy.
  • The Hungarian Parliament Building is the seat of the National Assembly of Hungary, one of Europe's oldest legislative buildings, a notable landmark of Hungary and a popular tourist destination of Budapest.
  • Germany
    Oktoberfest is a 16–18 day festival held each year in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, running from late September to the first weekend in October.
  • Saint Patrick's Day is a religious holiday celebrated internationally on 17 March. It commemorates Saint Patrick the most commonly recognised of the patron saints of Ireland, and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland.
  • Italy
    il palio, nice name ;)
    Il Palio is a horse race held twice each year on July 2 and August 16 in Siena, Italy, in which ten horses and riders, bareback and dressed in the appropriate colours, represent ten of the seventeen Contrade, or city wards.
  • Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de los Muertos). The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died.
  • Canada
    The CN Tower, sometimes formally referred to as Canada's National Tower, is a communications and observation tower in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Antarctica
    Antarctica is the icy continent at the South Pole. It is covered by permafrost (permanently frozen ground), is surrounded by water, and is about 1 1/2 times larger than the United States.
  • 100,000 Lotus Lanterns brighten the world and the heart! Experience a brilliant ocean of light from the countless handheld lanterns and the giant lantern floats in the festival's main event, the Lotus Lantern Parade!
  • amazing event!
    Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) was first started in February 1996 by the Dubai government as purely a retail event aimed to promote trade in Dubai.
  • La Regate des Baignoires, also known as the International Regatta of Bathtubs, was originally created to stimulate tourism is the little town of Dinant, Belgium.
  • Libyan Arab
    The Ghadames Festival is held in mid-October each year and is a vibrant and effervescent affair where the local townsfolk meet to eat, drink, sing, and dance.
  • United States
    Halloween is an annual holiday observed on October 31, which commonly includes activities such as trick-or-treating, attending costume parties, carving jack-o'-lanterns, bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films.
  • Lake Baikal is the world's oldest and deepest lake at 30 million years old and with an average depth of 744.4 metres; it is the second most voluminous lake, after the Caspian Sea.
  • Scotland
    Beltane or Beltaine is the anglicised spelling of Old Irish Beltain the Gaelic name for either the month of May or the festival that takes place on first day of May.
  • Vanuatu
    Naghol or N’gol or land diving is a ritual performed by the men of the southern part of Pentecost Island, Vanuatu. Diving ceremonies usually takes place each Saturday through April and May.
  • Rouketopolemos (literally Rocket-War) is the name of a local traditional event held annually at Easter in the town of Vrontados on the Greek island of Chios.
  • Uzbekistan
    The Registan was the heart of the ancient Samarkand, Uzbekistan. The name Registan means "Sandy place" in Persian.
  • This is the day people go crazy with their Norwegian flags and spend all their oil money on icecream. Some people may also be facinated by the traditional clothes people tend to wear on this day. Kids marching through thestreets playing instruments and singing the National anthem.
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park is the oldest national park in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia.
  • The annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival has been held since 1963. It is one of the world's four largest ice and snow festivals. It had been interrupted for a number of years during the Cultural Revolution until it was resumed in 1985.
  • Morocco
    Sand dunes of the Sahara is the world's largest hot desert.
  • South Africa
    AfrikaBurn is primarily an art festival, creating a temporary community based a radical self-expression and self-reliance in a non-commercial environment.
  • Netherlands
    Really nice one!
    An annual tradition in the Netherlands is the New Year’s Dive (Nieuwjaarsduik in Dutch) taken by some 10,000 people into the icy cold waters of the North Sea at Scheveningen Beach.
  • The Valencian town of Algemesí stages the Virgen de la Salud Fiesta. Without a doubt, the highlight is the 8 September, when the town is overwhelmed with a stream of muixeranga, or acrobats, who form amazing human pyramids.
  • The Niagara Falls are the most powerful waterfalls in North America. These voluminous waterfalls are situated on the Niagara River, straddling the international border between Canada and the US.
  • India
    amazing event here!
    Diwali is one of the biggest festival of Hindus, celebrated with great enthusiasm and happiness in India. The festival is celebrated for five continuous days, where the third days is celebrated as the main Diwali festival or 'Festival of lights'.
  • Carlsbad Caverns National Park is a United States National Park in the Guadalupe Mountains in southeastern New Mexico.
  • Calcio Storico Fiorentino was an early form of football that originated in 16th century Italy. The Piazza Santa Croce of Florence is the cradle of this sport, that became known as giuoco del calcio fiorentino or simply calcio.
  • United Kingdom
    The Cowal Highland Gathering is an annual Highland games event held in the Scottish town of Dunoon, Argyll, over the final weekend in August.

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