The Garden of Morning Calm is an arboretum the east of Seoul, in the Gapyeong district of South Korea. The Garden houses 5,000 species of plants, some rare or endangered and attracts 600,000 tourists per year. This garden is a reminder that Korea is often nicknamed the "country of the morning calm". Moreover, it also holds several festivals, especially in winter with a light festival. Designed in 1996 by professor Han San-kyung of Sahmyook University with the ambition of spreading the Korean interpretation of beauty, it is an artistic space ...
The famous Ganga Sagar Mela is a 10-day long festival which is considered one of the biggest fairs in India. The Ganga Sagar Mela is undertaking on the banks of Ganga at the Gangasagar or Sagardwip, in West Bengal, and it is being held this year between January 8 and January 18. Every year on Makar Sakranti, hundreds of thousands of Hindus flock to Gangasagar to take a holy dip at the confluence of river Ganga and Bay of Bengal.
Fearless, Fierce and Fabulous, these women are all the motivation you need. Daring to dream, achieve and strive for what has never done before, these women (in no particular order) are exemplary, showing an entire generation that nothing is impossible.
One of the most famous village festivals held in the Balkans is the Vevčani Carnival. Each year, the Macedonian village marks the Orthodox St. Vasilij Day -- the beginning of the old Julian calendar -- with a 1,400-year-old carnival rooted in pre-Christian traditions. The festivity is dedicated to Saint Basil the Great. Traditionally, this year January will held Vevcani Carnival which is one of the oldest cultural events in Macedonia. The participants of the Carnival are known as “Vasiličari”. Performers revel in the streets wearing masks that reflect pagan rituals, ...
The Jewish synagogue is located in the heart of Alexandria, Egypt, in a neighbourhood once considered working class, Kom El-Deka. Khaled Anany, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, reopened the synagogue on Friday, 10 January. The six and a half centuries old Eliyahu Hanavi synagogue was opened after two years of intensive restoration work. The synagogue is located on 4200 metres land. It is one of the only two synagogues in Alexandria, and one of the only 11 Jewish buildings in Egypt. Eliyahu Hanavi is believed to be a Hebrew prophet.
Families whose house was destroyed by an Israeli airstrike last November now live in shacks. They only had seven minutes to run away from the houses, and then they were watching Israeli aircraft destroying everything with bombs. Around 20 people have become homeless, without money to rebuild the house. Winter makes it difficult for families to survive The Israeli occupation is criminal. It doesn't abide by any laws and doesn't differentiate between a civilian and a militant.
In Vietnam's "incense village", workers are busy preparing the fragrant sticks ahead of the early arrival of the busy lunar new year holiday. Hundreds of workers are busy dyeing, drying and whittling down bamboo bark to make incense sticks. The village of Quang Phu Cau on the outskirts of Hanoi, or Vietnam’s ‘incense village’, turns a vibrant shade each year as the scented sticks are made ahead of the lunar new year holidays. The village is known for making incense that has existed for a long time, experiencing ups and ...
A Ukrainian passenger plane carrying 176 passengers and crew has crashed near Tehran just hours after Iran launched a missile attack on US bases in Iraq in revenge for the killing of General Qassem Soleimani. Ukrainian International Airlines crashed in the early hours of Wednesday morning just three minutes after takeoff from Imam Khomeini International Airport. It sparked speculation that the jet could have been shot down accidentally by nervous Iranian air defense soldiers, hours after Iran fired 15 ballistic missiles at US bases in Iraq. Iranian officials said the ...
China's annual ice festival in Harbin has kicked off with couples lining up for a snow-themed mass wedding, swimmers braving frigid waters and frozen palaces rising from the ground, AFP said. Fireworks marked the festival's opening on Sunday night as tourists wandered between colourfully illuminated ice towers and monuments in the northeastern city. Earlier in the day, 43 brides in lace wedding gowns and down jackets waited in line with grooms to take part in a "mass ice and snow wedding", according to AFP. A few brave swimmers plunged into ...
The Australian government pledged $1.4 billion over two years to help recover from the devastating months-long crisis. With the initial money, the federal government will establish the National Bushfire Recovery Agency to coordinate a response to rebuild the communities affected by fires in Victoria and New South Wales, which have been battling devastating blazes for months, the Prime Minister's Office said in a statement. Catastrophic bushfires have turned swathes of land into smoldering, blackened hellscapes and destroyed an area about the size of the island of Ireland. The disaster has ...
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