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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY. 8TH MARCH 2016 Celebrated every year on 8th March the International Women’s Day strives to gain respect and equality for women across the world. It also reminds people of the economic, political and social achievements of women. First celebrated in 1909 in New York, now it is recognised by the United Nations and the theme of 2016 is ‘Make it Happen’ that is being promoted in the social media as #Pledge for Parity.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY. 8TH MARCH 2016 Celebrated every year on 8th March the International Women’s Day strives to gain respect and equality for women across the world. It also reminds people of the economic, political and social achievements of women. First celebrated in 1909 in New York, now it is recognised by the United Nations and the theme of 2016 is ‘Make it Happen’ that is being promoted in the social media as #Pledge for Parity.

MAHASHIVARATRI.  7th MARCH 2016  This magnificent festival is called the ‘Great Night of Shiva’. It is said to be Lord Shiva’s favourite day and is the most important festival at all Shiva temples. It is celebrated on the 13th night and 14th day of the krishna paksha of the month of Magh. There are huge celebrations at jyotirlingam temples like at the Ramanatha Swamy Temple at Rameswaram and Kashi Vishwanath Temple at Varanasi. Shiva is worshipped with flowers, fruits and bilva leaves.

MAHASHIVARATRI. 7th MARCH 2016 This magnificent festival is called the ‘Great Night of Shiva’. It is said to be Lord Shiva’s favourite day and is the most important festival at all Shiva temples. It is celebrated on the 13th night and 14th day of the krishna paksha of the month of Magh. There are huge celebrations at jyotirlingam temples like at the Ramanatha Swamy Temple at Rameswaram and Kashi Vishwanath Temple at Varanasi. Shiva is worshipped with flowers, fruits and bilva leaves.

AMALAKI EKADASHI. 19th MARCH 2016 This ekadashi is observed on the eleventh day of the bright fortnight of the shukla paksha of the Hindu month of Phalgun. Devotees worship Parashuram the avatar of Lord Vishnu with fasts and the offering of the amalaki, the gooseberry fruit. It is an important festival at the Jagannath Temple in Puri, Orissa.

AMALAKI EKADASHI. 19th MARCH 2016 This ekadashi is observed on the eleventh day of the bright fortnight of the shukla paksha of the Hindu month of Phalgun. Devotees worship Parashuram the avatar of Lord Vishnu with fasts and the offering of the amalaki, the gooseberry fruit. It is an important festival at the Jagannath Temple in Puri, Orissa.

GOOD FRIDAY.  25th MARCH 2016.   Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, the founder of Christianity in 33 AD at Calvary in Jerusalem. Christians across the world remember his martyrdom for the welfare of humanity with fasts and prayers. It is a solemn day with masses held at churches with sermons and the singing of hymns.

GOOD FRIDAY. 25th MARCH 2016. Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, the founder of Christianity in 33 AD at Calvary in Jerusalem. Christians across the world remember his martyrdom for the welfare of humanity with fasts and prayers. It is a solemn day with masses held at churches with sermons and the singing of hymns.

Giant floral float at the Chiang Mai Flower Festival in Tailand.

Giant floral float at the Chiang Mai Flower Festival in Tailand.

RAMAKRISHNA PARAMHANSA JAYANTI. 10th MARCH 2016  This year is the 180th anniversary of the birth of the saint Ramakrishna Paramhansa. He was born on this day in 1836 at Kamarpukur, West Bengal. Ramakrishna possessed a true tolerant spirit and believed in one supreme power. He said that all religions were the same and taught of human values. His greatest disciple was Swami Vivekananda who introduced the world to the tenets of Hinduism. The day is celebrated at the Dakshineshwar Kali Temple

RAMAKRISHNA PARAMHANSA JAYANTI. 10th MARCH 2016 This year is the 180th anniversary of the birth of the saint Ramakrishna Paramhansa. He was born on this day in 1836 at Kamarpukur, West Bengal. Ramakrishna possessed a true tolerant spirit and believed in one supreme power. He said that all religions were the same and taught of human values. His greatest disciple was Swami Vivekananda who introduced the world to the tenets of Hinduism. The day is celebrated at the Dakshineshwar Kali Temple

The ultimate street dancing in the world is the MassKara Festival in Bacolod City PHILIPPINES

The ultimate street dancing in the world is the MassKara Festival in Bacolod City of smile, PHILIPPINES. This is the home town of my friend Nancy Pineda.

The annual Red Earth Festival brings over American Indian artists and dancers together in Oklahoma City for a three-day celebration of Native American culture and heritage.

The colours of life are celebrated everyday so we wish you the best of colours this Holi. The whole family of ‪#‎HMGroup‬ wishes you all, a Very Happy #‎Holi.   Play Safe, Play Natural!

The colours of life are celebrated everyday so we wish you the best of colours this Holi. The whole family of ‪ wishes you all, a Very Happy Play Safe, Play Natural!

Sikh Warriors, mid 19th century.

Afghan Sikh Officers of Hodson's Horse, a cavalry regiment of the British Indian Army, during the Indian Rebellion,

Sami Reindeer Races

An annual event during the Sami festival in Tromsø, Norway, main street is turned into a race track. Pulled behind the reindeer on skis, racers compete for the Norwegian Championship title.

22 Breathtaking Festivals Around The World That You Must See Before You Die

Carnival of Venice is one of the most famous Carnivals in the world.

Italy - when we stumbled on this local sagra or food festival in Italy I found the missing bite of my culinary travel journey in Italy. Discover local food and produce at sagre all over Italy

Food festivals in Italy - a discovery of tastes - Untold Morsels

Many people visit Italy to explore the food culture. Local festivals in Italy are an exciting way to discover regional cuisine

Basel Fasnacht is the biggest carnival in Switzerland, celebrated in February/March every year.

Basler Fasnacht is the biggest carnival in Switzerland, celebrated in Basel every year in February/March. You got to be careful if you don't want to be attacked with confetti- just like what happened to me!

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