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Featured Blog Posts – October 2016 Archive (11)

International Festival of the Sahara

For over a century, the International Festival of the Sahara has proven that it is possible to throw a party in one the harshest of environments on earth. The festival is the largest and most well-known in the country of Tunisia, and attracts visitors from across Northern Africa and around the world.

The festival is situated in the middle of the rolling sand dunes, in…


Added by Icom on October 31, 2016 at 6:32pm — 1 Comment

Crucian Christmas Carnival 2016 - 2017 {VIDEO}

The 2016-17 Crucian Christmas committee announces its 2016-2017 theme titled “Honoring 100 Years of our Centennial Past, Embracing our Present and Future to Last.” The theme was created by committee members with suggestions from various governmental officials and the VI Centennial Commission. The committee members recognized the importance of highlighting this significant time in our Virgin Islands history.…


Added by omar on October 30, 2016 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Pirates Week 2016, Cayman Islands [VIDEO]

Perhaps no other Caribbean nation celebrates its pirate legends and cultural heritage quite like the Cayman Islands, which erupts into a festival of spectacle and pageantry during our annual Pirates Week in November.

Events include mock "invasions" of pirates, along with Heritage Days in each district. Spectators will also enjoy…


Added by Icom on October 28, 2016 at 7:46pm — 2 Comments

Lewes Bonfire in England on November 5th [VIDEO]

Remember, remember,

The Fifth of November,

Gunpowder treason and plot;

For I see no reason

Why Gunpowder Treason

Should ever be forgot.

Every year on November 5th, Brits light bonfires and set off fireworks to remember their good luck in stumbling upon Guy Fawkes just before he attempted to blow up Parliament in 1605. Fawkes and his 12 co-conspirators plotted to…


Added by Icom on October 27, 2016 at 9:48pm — 2 Comments

Wait?! That's not a Halloween Party? {VIDEO} It's Day OF The Dead

Come the beginning of November, Mexican families throw a feast and invite the dead over for dinner. Though Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is often confused with Halloween due to the proximity in time, this holiday is not about ghouls and goblins, but instead honors the dead and welcomes their souls home as a blessing.

Altars and offerings are a way…


Added by Icom on October 26, 2016 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Cannabis Cup in Jamaica (November 2016)

Roots of the Festival

The festival was founded in 1987 by Steven Hager, an American writer, activist, and strong proponent for the legalization of marijuana. He first conceived the event as a harvest celebration to promote the personal cultivation and use of cannabis. With such liberal drug laws in Amsterdam it came as no surprise when the city was announced as the host…


Added by Icom on October 26, 2016 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Machel Montano responds to rumours that he was arrested at JFK Airport on Cocaine charge


Soca superstar Machel Montano is refuting reports that he was arrested in New York at the John F. Kennedy International Airport on Wednesday after allegedly attempting to smuggle twenty kilograms of cocaine.

The rumours started circulating on Thursday after an article posted by website (…


Added by Darrie-L on October 20, 2016 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

ONE AFRICA Music Fest @ The Toyota Center::OCT 22, Houston


Unveiling Special Performances By 2Face, P-Square, and Dbanj alongside an…


Added by omar on October 15, 2016 at 2:29pm — 1 Comment

How to Survive the Best Party on the Planet: Trinidad Carnival

Trinidad Carnival is two months of "fetting" and "liming." It's as if India’s Holi festival did P90X on steroids. Here's the skinny on this Trini bacchanal and how to survive your comedown.

All photos by the author unless otherwise credited.

Before I begin, I want to clarify that I didn’t go gallivanting…


Added by omar on October 15, 2016 at 2:30am — 3 Comments

Ready To Party Up A Storm Miami Carnival Unbothered By Hurricane Matthew

Organizers of the Miami Borward Carnival are not bothered by the effects of Hurricane Matthew.

The success of the carnival heavily relies on the support of people from the Caribbean. This has made the organisers pull out all stops to execute promotional campaigns on radio stations in Jamaica, as well as other Caribbean countries. However, despite the threat of Hurricane Matthew to the Caribbean region,…


Added by REDD on October 5, 2016 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

5 Reasons Trinidad Has The World's Greatest Carnival...

Don’t tell Brazil, but Trinidad and Tobago Carnival is the single greatest festival on earth. There, soca subs for samba, beverages are bottomless and showcasing your worst behavior is celebrated (though whatever happens stays safely within the confines of Carnival).

The history of this pre-Lenten festival, which literally means a farewell to the flesh, began as a…


Added by REDD on October 3, 2016 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

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