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September 2016 Blog Posts (11)

Kanamara Matsuri {VIDEO} The PENIS festival held in Japan

Each spring, people flock to Kawasaki, Japan, to celebrate Kanamara Matsuri, aka the “Festival of the Steel…
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Added by omar on September 23, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Running of the Bulls Festival of San Fermin

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The fiestas of San Fermin are celebrated in Irunea/Pamplona, in the region of Navarra, every year from the 6th to the 14th of July. They have become internationally known because of the running of the bulls, where the bulls are lead through the streets of the old quarter as far as the bull ring by runners.

The fiestas are celebrated in honor…

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Added by omar on September 23, 2016 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

PINGXI SKY LANTERN FESTIVAL

While Chinese New Year tends to get all the attention, one of the more subtle and beguiling celebratory days in the Chinese calendar is the annual Sky Lantern Festival. In a blaze of luminous glory,…

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Added by omar on September 23, 2016 at 1:17am — 1 Comment

Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling Festival

The world will be hoping to see the crazy annual event take place again in 2015.

While the Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling has a history dating back to at least the 1800s, health and safety concerns saw the event officially cancelled in 2010, creating local and even international uproar from fans of the local tradition. But that hasn’t stopped loyal competitors taking to the hill, and thousands of spectators showing up, to create their own unofficial versions of the world-famous spectacular over the last…

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Added by omar on September 23, 2016 at 12:30am — No Comments

La Tomatina — Buñol, Spain {Tomato Festival}

La Tomatina is a food fight festival held on the last Wednesday of August each year in the town of Bunol near to Valencia in Spain. Thousands upon thousands of people make their way from all corners of the world to fight in this 'World's Biggest Food…

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Added by omar on September 22, 2016 at 11:30pm — No Comments

LAST LAP PARTY - TROPICAL PARADISE, BROOKLYN - SUNDAY SEPT 11th - 1PM to 11PM

Added by omar on September 10, 2016 at 5:37pm — No Comments

NADIA BATSON BRINGS OUT CARNIVAL LINE {VIDEO+PICS}

CARNIVAL MONDAY THE ONLY MONDAY WE LOVE…

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Added by Darrie-L on September 7, 2016 at 9:30pm — No Comments

New Traffic Barriers Ripped Out For West Indian Day Parade

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — In what amounts to a $40,000 boondoggle, the city Department of Transportation has been forced to rip out new Eastern Parkway traffic islands in Crown Heights, Brooklyn to make way for the West Indian Day Parade.

CBS2 Political Reporter…

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Added by Icom on September 7, 2016 at 9:44am — No Comments

2 Killed at J’ouvert Celebration in Brooklyn Despite Security Steps {VIDEO}

Violence erupted at the start of the J'ouvert celebration in Brooklyn Monday morning, leaving two people dead and four others injured.

Shots were fired at three locations, beginning at 3:49 a.m. at Empire Boulevard and Flatbush Avenue. In a matter of seconds it was pure chaos just after thousands took to the streets on the eve of the West Indian Day Parade.

Killed in the violence was Tyreke Borel. The…

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Added by omar on September 5, 2016 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Why is Notting Hill carnival’s success always measured by its crime levels? by Maurice Mcleod

I’ve been to Notting Hill carnival for 43 of my 47 years. My mother would take me as a child and at 14, I broke free and went without her. What started as a hunt for thrills and girls with my mates turned into a homage to my Caribbean culture and an act of defiance against those who always wanted the sound systems turned off.…

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Added by Icom on September 2, 2016 at 4:16pm — No Comments

Who Invented Soca?

Carnival season on the Caribbean island of Trinidad boils down to one thing: fresh soca music. Consider it Red Bull for your ears, or music with a purpose.

"The intention of the energy of soca music is to really uplift people; really make them smile; keep them happy; make them celebrate even in the toughest times," says Machel Montano, soca's biggest star. "The economy is down…

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Added by Icom on September 1, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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