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Dominican Republic - A culturally rich destination!

by Richa G 29. May 2013 07:25

A popular Caribbean country, Dominican Republic is a well known tourism destination. Besides scenic attractions, the destination is also popular for its rich culture and traditions. The culture of the place can be seen in the variety of events held here throughout the year. One of the most popular events celebrated here is Epifania that is also referred as Dia de los Santos Reyes. This is a national event that is celebrated throughout this destination. With this event, the Christmas holidays come to an end. Interested observances are showcased at this event. Processions are taken out through the town. Parents keep gifts at the bedside of their children.

Carnival is also organized at the destination during the month of February. This event falls around the Lent. The entire destination is filled with fun activities and people can be seen in the jubilant mood. During this time spectacular parades, street dancing, street food, stunning floats, rum drinking, colorful costumes, a lot of dance and music can be witnessed. Participants wear masks and enjoy to their heart’s content.

Festival del Merengue is another popular festival where merengue music fills the air and people enjoy a lot of dance and music. Artisan fairs are also a part of this celebration. Thousands of music enthusiasts throng this event to enjoy a pleasurable time. Foreign tourists also make it a point to enjoy this event as it showcases the culture of the destination. Fiests Patria de la Restauracion is another popular event that commemoration of Independence Day regaining by Dominican Republic.

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Jamaica - A popular Caribbean Island Nation!

by Richa G 29. May 2013 07:25

A popular island nation nestled amidst the Caribbean region Jamaica is a destination popular for tourism. It is situated to the south of Cuba. Proximity to sea and other geographical wonders have made this destination unique and blessed with nature’s wonders. Tourists come here in large numbers to indulge in a wide array of activities. Many tourists love to know more about the culture of the place that is witnessed in the variety of events and festivals organized here.

Bob Marley enthusiasts can attend Bob Marley show and enjoy old reggae numbers. The event is organized at a large scale that shows people’s love for music especially reggae genre. Besides music, contests and lectures are also organized.

Trelawny Yam Festival is another festival that is organized here. Trelawny Yam is a tuber and featuring this product several events are organized here. A variety of Yam dishes are cooked yam king is honored. The event is attended by more than 10,000 people. Kids love to play yam related games.

Jazz aficionados love to attend Ocho Rios Jazz Festival. This festival is attended not only by the locals of the destination but from the entire Caribbean region. Reggae sumfest is another popular event that is held in the month of July in Jamaica. Reggae enthusiasts from all over the Caribbean region come here to attend the same. High energy performances by musicians of repute enthrall tourists as well as locals coming here. Friday night beach party is the high point of the festival.

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California - A land of sun and surf!

by Richa G 29. May 2013 07:25

On North America’s West Coast, California is located. As per area, it is the third largest state of the United States of America. The place is known as offering something to everyone coming here. There is no dearth of attractions available here like Hollywood, Disneyland, beautiful and pristine beaches, swaying palms and many more. There are national parks and verdant fields.

People coming here can enjoy a wide array of tourist attractions. Besides tourist attractions, visitors can also attend various events that are organized here. Gaslamp Mardi Gras San Diego is one of the popular festivals held here. The Gaslamp quarter comes alive with Mardi Gras each spring during this festival. Music and dance galore and a lot of fun filled activities are available. In New Orleans, Cajun style festival is organized. This festival has religious connotations. Celtic fair and festival is another popular event that is appreciated by the visitors coming here. This event is organized at California Gold Country region wherein songs, dances and the colorful costumes worn by the people mimics Celtic culture.

People who love to enjoy Chinese culture can attend Chinese New Year parade at San Francisco. This parade attracts a large number of visitors as well as locals from far and wide areas. Traditional dragon style dance is the highlight of this event. In Westminister or Garden Grove, Tet Festival is held. A beauty pageant is also held here where local beauties walk the ramp. There are many other events and festivals organized at this destination that reflects the culture of the place.

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Mexico known for its amalgamation of cultures!

by Richa G 29. May 2013 07:25

Officially referred to as the United Mexican States, Mexico is North America’s Federal Constitutional Republic. On the south, it is bordered by the United States of America, and on the west it is flanked by the Pacific Ocean.

Besides a wide range of tourist attractions, the visitors coming here are also attracted to the culture of the place. This culture is reflected in the variety of events and festivals organized here. City of Merida Festival is one of the popular events organized at this destination wherein a 10-day festival featuring dance, music, fun and excitement go on. Visitors are enthralled to see the joie de vivre of the inhabitants. Traditional “Happy Birthday” song is sung on this day as it marks the city’s founding day.

Three King’s Day is another nationwide event which is also referred to as the feast of the Epiphany. Live concerts, dance, theater, music, opera, poetry readings, photography, and art exhibitions can be attended here.

Cabo Marine Show is another popular event that is held at Cabo San Lucas. The event takes place on Friday and Saturday. Several marine related events like sailing, yachting, sport sailing are organized here. Visitors coming from far and wide areas love to indulge in a variety of marine activities.

International Film Festival is organized in the month of July where a wide array of documentaries and short films are showcased. The creators are also awarded who have done outstanding work in the field of films. Culture and history of the destination is reflected in the films.

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Cancun - A popular coastal city!

by Richa G 29. May 2013 07:25

A part of Mexican Caribbean, Cancun is a well known coastal city. On the Caribbean Coast, this is a popular spot for tourism. December to April is the main season for visiting this awe-inspiring destination. The culture of the place is rich, and there are several events that reflect the traditions and culture of the place. At Cancun Convention center, visitors can attend Ballet Folklorico de Cancun; a dance show can be enjoyed that showcases regional music and dance from all over Mexico. Artists wear traditional costumes and dance with gay abandon. This is a highly entertaining and colorful show.

Cancun Jazz Festival is also held in the month of May. A wide array of events is organized all through the evening. Jazz musicians from all over the world come here to showcase their skills. Theater aficionados love to attend plays and shows at Thetro Cancun. Dancers from the Caribbean and Mexico regions display their dances, and it is fun watching them. To know more about the place, visitors can enjoy National Institute of Anthropology and History. Some of the artifacts are about 1500 years old. Some artifacts also reflect Mayan culture.

Besides these events and festivals, there are many other events like poetry reading, story reading session, musical events, theater activities, and dance performances are organized. All these events reflect the culture and traditions of the place. Mayan civilization is a well known civilization and to know it better one can attend museums and study artifacts. All these events reflect the culture of the place.

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West Palm Beach Fairs Celebrations and Events

by Richa G 29. May 2013 07:25

The American city of the West Palm Beach organizes several cultural festivals and international events each year. Similarly, the year 2013 is no different. This year to the city is all set to amaze your entertainment buds and make your trip memorable. Check out the 2013 West Palm Beach events calendar below and plan your trip accordingly:

Buckler’s Craft Fair (August 17th, 2013) – The event will be held at the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center. The event features handicrafts by local and national artists. Among all the items, some of them are needlework, painted glass, dolls and toys, garden arts, planters, pet items, soaps, candles and home décor & gift items.

Sunset Celebration (September 1st, 2013) – The event features over 35 artists from Palm Beach to nearby locations, live entertainment by local music artists, great food and drink. The event will start at 10:00 am. Enjoy the food and music by the emerging and established of Palm Beach.

4th Annual Seafood Festival (November 9, 2013) – If you want to enjoy the real taste of seafood, head to West Palm Beach and attend the 4th Annual Seafood Festival. With great tasting dishes along with loads of entertainment this event is a rocking one on the events calendar of Palm Beach. Food, arts and crafts display and live entertainment are the highlights of the show.

Salsa Fest (November 23rd, 2013) – This family-centric event is a two day celebration that features salsa dance shows along with food, music and a platform to make friends and connections. Everyone one is wholeheartedly invited to attend these events.

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Upcoming 2013 Warsaw Events

by Richa G 29. May 2013 07:25

Planning a vacation this year? Looking for a place where you will find activities, events, good food, shopping spots and best sightseeing options, visit Warsaw. It is the capital and the largest city of Poland that hosts a series of events every year and continues all year round. Warsaw is one of the top destinations in the world that host wonderful entertainment events and festivals.

Take a look at the events calendar of the city:

Mozart Festival (20 June – 21 July 2013) – One of the biggest event in the calendar of Warsaw, the Mozart Festival is organized on an annual basis. The event includes a comprehensive list of events like vocal-instruments work, symphonic, and other shows. If you are a music lover, visit this show. This is the largest events in the world of its kind. If you happen to visit this city don’t miss the Mozart festival.

Art of the Street Festival (July 2013) – This five-day unique event features variety of live entertainment that includes open-air concerts, street theater, art installations and others. The event will be held throughout Warsaw, and one can attend this event free of cost. Don’t miss the show.

Warsaw Autumn (International festival of Contemporary Music) (September 2013) – It is a contemporary classical music show from around the world. It is one of the largest and most popular events in Warsaw that attracts performers and audiences from around the world. Singers, vocal groups, orchestras are the highlights of the show. Don’t miss this vibrant event of 2013.

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What’s running in Toronto in 2013?

by Richa G 29. May 2013 07:25

A trip to Canada is complete when you visit Toronto and attend its spectacular events that include some of the world’s finest music, dance, theater and cultural performances. Check out the events calendar below to find out what’s running in Toronto this year:

Toronto Jazz Festival (June 20-29, 2013) – A treat for hardcore jazz lovers, the Toronto Jazz Festival will feature both Canadian and international acts. Traditional bebop, fusion and free jazz are the menu for the show. This year’s event will feature world-famous jazz artists like Martha Reeves, Steve Martin, Smokey Robison, Mavis Staples and Willie Nelson etc.

Toronto Fringe Festival (July 3 -14, 2013) – The Toronto Fringe Festival presents a great platform for both homegrown and international artists, and also the famous and emerging ones to present their work and art to the audience. Dance and music shows, dramas and theater are some of the highlights of the events.

Hot & Spicy Food Festival (August 30 – September 2, 2013) – If you are a foodie then this Hot and Spicy Food Festival is for you. The event will be held at the Harbourfront Centre. The gourmet festival explores a wide range of hot and scrumptious food from across the world. The event will attract big names from the food industry, both locals and international chefs.

Salsa on St. Clair (July 13-14, 2013) – This two day street festival celebrates the introduction and origin of salsa dancing along with street parades, food, live music and of course salsa dancing. You can also learn graceful salsa moves in the show.

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Manila - A Land of Distinct Cultures!

by Richa G 29. May 2013 07:25

Capital of Philippines, Manila city is perched close to Manila Bay’s Eastern shore. It is the second highly populated city of the country. The inhabitants are specially followers of Christians. Many other faiths are followed by the inhabitants. Several national and civic holidays are observed here that reflects the art and culture of the destination.

Feast of the Black Nazarene is one of the events organized here. A life sized statue made up of wood is prayed by the devotees. The statue of Jesus Christ is shown dark skinned. Centuries ago, the statue was brought from Mexico. The statue is now enshrined in Quiapo. Parade and processions are taken out on this day.

Another prestigious event organized here is the Bamboo Organ Festival. It is an International Music Festival where main focus is laid on organ music. This is a week-long festival that takes place at St Joseph’s Church. Bamboo Organ is played during the festival. Sacred music is played by music performers.

A Catholic festival, Flores De Mayo, is also celebrated here. The festival goes on for the whole week. This festival is established in honor of Virgin Mary. Santa Curzan Parade is also taken out where people wear colorful costumes that culminate in Rizal Park.

A popular religious ritual, Subli-an sa Manila is also organized wherein a holy cross is displayed. Traditional dances are performed. Four choral voices accompany indigenous Manila Dance. This event is perfect for witnessing magical dances.

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Bask in the Sun kissed land of Grand Cayman!

by Richa G 29. May 2013 07:25

Shaped like a giant claw, Grand Cayman Islands is the largest islands among the three Cayman Islands. It is the largest city besides being the capital of the Cayman Islands. Besides scenic attractions, the culture of this destination is equally rich. Mardi Gras Festival on the Waterfront in George Town is one of the well known events that are held in the city. During these events, people enjoy painting their faces, catching beads, enjoying live music and foot tapping dance. The visitors coming from far and wide places enjoy the revelry with gay abandon. The entry is free, and the festivities began from mid day.

Damian Marley Concert is another event that attracts huge crowds. During this time, in Camana Bay, Damian Marley performs during the Festival Green. Jazz enthusiasts can attend Jazz on the Green show. Visitors can enjoy classical as well as contemporary jazz concert programs. With soulful music, one can enjoy refreshing drinks and excellent cuisines.

Nature lovers can enjoy a riot of colors by attending The Cayman Islands Orchid Show. Exotic orchids in a variety of colors can be seen. Winter Music Festival also attracts a large number of tourists. Local, as well as international musicians, come here to display their music abilities and skills. The festival goes on for two days. Traditional Irish songs can also be enjoyed during this festival.

Easter events are also organized at Ritz-Carlton. Children enjoy a wide array of fun filled activities. Easter brunch can also be enjoyed along with the festivities. All these events reflect the culture of the destination.

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