Posts Tagged ‘festivities’

Ten-day dawn festivities marking the revolution start

TEHRAN – February 1st marks the beginning of the ten-day festivities, officially known as the 10-day dawn, celebrating the return of Imam Khomeini to Iran in 1979. Source

How Have Ancient New Year’s Traditions Influenced Festivities Today?

January 1st, New Year’s Day, is often ushered in with fireworks and festivities beginning on December 31st. Although this practice is the norm in many places around the world, not every culture has celebrated the start of a new year in this way, or necessarily on January 1st. There are many ways to honor the […]

Porto suburb puts food before festivities as coronavirus fallout bites

Each year a suburb of Porto toasts Christmas with a €350,000 festive extravaganza, including a big wheel, carousels and an ice rink. But the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has meant that entertainment is not a priority for Vila Nova de Gaia. Instead, the suburb will put the €350,000 towards helping those that have […]

Across Texas, the show of outdoor Hanukkah festivities must go on

DALLAS (JTA) — Most will be virtual, some will take place as part of tightly regulated events — but there will be menorah lightings and more Hanukkah festivities this year in Texas, despite the coronavirus pandemic.  “This year, more than ever, the light of Hanukkah is needed to increase the feeling of the triumph and […]

May Day Festivities Enjoyed Across Finland

Monday evening’s relatively mild weather brought out May Day revellers in large numbers across the county. Apart from a non-fatal stabbing and a frightening beaver, the night was overall fairly calm, according to police. Festivities in Helsinki, where up to 80,000 people were estimated to have attended the city’s traditional Havis Amanda statue student cap crowning […]

Photos: Iranian Zoroastrians hold Sadeh festivities

IRNA | Abouzar Ahmadizadeh: The Iranian Zoroastrians held the Sadeh ceremonies on Tuesday in Yazd, central Iran. Sadeh is one of the most ancient Iranian festivals that dates back to the era of the Achaemenid Empire. Although Sadeh in Persian means ‘hundred’, it is celebrated 50 days before Noruz. Actually Sadeh is celebrated one hundred […]

Austrian MP slams Erdoğan for ‘brutal and undemocratic’ policies

     Austrian MP Johannes Jarolim has left the Turkish-Austrian parliamentary friendship group in protest at the politics of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Der Standard reported. Austrian MP Johannes Jarolim has given up membership of the Turkish-Austrian parliamentary friendship group in protest at the politics of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Austrian newspaper Der Standard […]

North Pole Could Be Hotter Than Istanbul And Chicago Today

Temperatures in the north pole could be 35C warmer than usual for this time of year, say meteorologists. The low pressure system that has brought extreme weather to the UK and US, and is the result of the 2015 El-Nino, could make the Arctic’s temperature hotter than Chicago, Vienna or Istanbul on Wednesday. The Guardian […]

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