Showing posts with label tradition. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tradition. Show all posts

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Spain: Running of the bulls off to spirited start

The annual running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain started this year with four injuries but no one gored, yet always with the flavor of danger in the air as thousands dared to run alongside 1,400 lb. wild bulls.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Poland sees large-scale pro and against EU marches

Three large-scale marches went through the streets of Warsaw in Poland on Saturday, representing the country's divided attitudes towards the European Union and the government's policy.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

US delegation visits Cuba to increase cultural bond

A delegation representing US President Barack Obama's arts and humanities committee began a four-day visit to Cuba on Monday as a sign of further rapprochement between the two countries and their common will to boost cultural exchanges.

Monday, April 4, 2016

"Sea burials" gaining popularity in Beijing

The ashes of more than 13,700 deceased residents of Beijing have been scattered at sea since the service began to be offered in May 1994, the overseas edition of the People's Daily reported on Monday, China's Tomb-Sweeping Day.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Thousands throng in Limassol to watch carnival parade

Tens of thousands of revelers thronged into the sea-side city of Limassol, in the south of the Mediterranean island Cyprus on Sunday to watch the annual carnival parade.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Japanese ward off evil spirits with cute dolls on Hina Matsuri

1,000 neatly arranged and opulently clothed dolls would be an odd sight in most places and at most times, but it's not in Japan, where Thursday the country celebrates Hina Matsuri - Doll's Day, or Girl's Day.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Thousands pay homage in Mao’s hometown during Spring Festival

More than 70,000 people traveled to the hometown of late Chinese leader Mao Zedong in Shaoshan, Central China's Hunan Province during the Spring Festival as part of a local tradition to pay tribute to the Great Helmsman at the start of each lunar year.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Bosnians protest against hijab ban in judiciary

Some 2,000 people, mostly women, protested on Sunday in downtown Sarajevo against a recent ban on wearing a hijab headscarf in the majority Muslim country's judicial institutions.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Tibetan Buddhists Receive Blessings ahead of Losar

Large crowds of Tibetan Buddhists gathered at a prominent monastery in the holy city of Lhasa on Friday to receive blessings in a centuries-old religious ritual, a prelude for celebrations of the Losar, or Tibetan New Year.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The way to welcome traditional New Year of Asia countries

Each country has different customs to welcome Tet Holiday, such as, Thailand people always throw water together to get lucks, Chinese people eat foods with the meaning of longevity and Vietnamese people clean their houses, buy salt, and go to pagoda to pray luckiness and happiness for their family.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Tibet vows to lift 690,000 from poverty by 2020

The government of the Tibet Autonomous Region said it will lift 690,000 people out of poverty by 2020, an ambitious plan that aims to end poverty in the region.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Des dizaines de milliers de Néerlandais plongent dans la mer pour célébrer le Nouvel An

Des dizaines de milliers de Néerlandais ont bravé le froid tout relatif de cet hiver et plongé dans la Mer du Nord vendredi à travers le pays pour célébrer le Nouvel an.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

World preps for 2016 festivities amid threats

As the world prepares to bid farewell to a tumultuous 2015, security forces have been making their own plans to thwart potential militant attacks taking place on the night.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Les iconoclastes du XXIème siècle

Même s’il est difficile de faire des comparaisons intertemporelles, il est compréhensible qu’il existe des similitudes voire même des analogies entre les iconoclastes qui tentèrent de s’emparer de l’Empire Byzantin et l’organisation terroriste Daesh qui tente d’écraser les quatre grandes écoles de la tradition musulmane. 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Les femmes Kalash vivent dévoilées et portent des robes flamboyantes, ce qui énerve les musulmans intégristes du Pakistan

Chez les Kalash, minuscule minorité animiste dans le nord-ouest du Pakistan, les femmes sont dévoilées et leurs robes flamboyantes - au grand dam de musulmans conservateurs qui les accusent d'avoir déclenché une colère divine à l'origine, selon eux, du séisme qui a anéanti des villages entiers en octobre.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Wine before diplomacy: Iran snubs French state dinner invite over alcohol

Iran’s President Hassan Rohani has apparently objected to dining at the Elysée presidential palace during his upcoming visit to Paris, if wine is served during the meal, French media have reported.

Five million of our brothers: It is Turks who will shape Europe's future

Europe's future depends on the Turks who live there, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a large public rally on Thursday.