Daughter-in-laws mysteriously injure their arms with the arrival of this South Korean festival

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in News on Tuesday 23 September 2014

In South Korea, it looks like the days of buying fake casts for pretending you have an injured arm to evade preparation of holiday meals during the Chuseok Festival may well be over. Chuseok is a major harvest festival and a three-day thanksgiving holiday celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar. South Koreans visit their ancestral hometowns and share a feast of Korean traditional food and ceremonial dishes prepared by the women in the family, while the men chat, drink and watch television.

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The annual Flower Festival in Madeira, Portugal, is just bursting with colour

Eugenia Viti Reader Find

By Eugenia Viti in Cool Travel on Friday 22 August 2014

Not only is Portugal’s resort island Madeira a beautiful year-round resort destination, with wonderful beaches and drinks, it also holds the annual Flower Festival every spring. The festival happens two weeks after Easter in the main streets of Funchal’s center. It’s a four day event that includes a children’s parade, a Wall of Hope, and […]

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The Nude Body as a Canvas at the 2014 World Bodypainting Festival

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Events on Saturday 12 July 2014

Since 1988 this planet has been graced by an annual event that sits somewhere between beautiful and bizarre, it’s the World Bodypainting Festival. From 47 countries all over the world, people flock to the beautiful lakeside town of Pörtschach in Austria to compete, spectate and appreciate the kaleidoscopic array of incredibly intricate patterns and designs […]

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PREVIEW: Australia’s 2014 Groovin’ The Moo

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Music on Sunday 2 March 2014

The countdown is on. Yes, very soon the spectacle that is Groovin’ The Moo will once again be hitting Australia’s regional centers in an attempt to bring good music to those who don’t regularly have access to it. Remember all the fun we had last year?

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Australia’s 2014 Big Day Out must see acts

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Events on Friday 3 January 2014

The weather is hot and the days are long. For Australian music lovers such as ourselves, this can only mean one thing: the Big Day Out is not far away. But with so many great acts to see in the one day, we’ve done you a favour and narrowed down the long list of bands to see to a few definites. Of course, there are the headliners (Pearl Jam and Arcade Fire), and the other big guns (The Hives, Beady Eye, Deftones, Snoop Lion and Flume), but you need to know about these up-and-comers. So grab out a crayon and get ready to scribble these names down.

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Review: OutsideIn Festival 2013, Sydney, Australia

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Events on Tuesday 22 October 2013

Taking out the top spot as my favourite festival experience of 2012, I was more then excited to be returning to the Factory Theatre for OutsideIn 2013. There’s something about the underground electronic music scene that gets my heart racing – the bass, the amazing visuals, that feeling of being part of something truly special.

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Photos of Holi, a Hindu festival of colours

Darwin Cosico Contributor

By Darwin Cosico in New Photography on Thursday 17 October 2013

Holi is a Hindu spring festival celebrated as a festival of colours. At this festival people celebrate the victory of the good over the bad and the beginning of the spring. Sooraj Seshan, a Bangalore-based graphic design and illustration student, was there to witness all the action. Pretty amazing.

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Scenes from the International Camping Festival in China

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Tuesday 15 October 2013

If you’re one of those types who love the peace and serenity of the great outdoors, or if you like to climb mountains to get away from the crowds, you may want to skip Jiangxi, China on your itinerary. At the annual International Camping Festival held every September, over 15,000 outdoor enthusiasts set up camp at a hillside near Mt. Wugongshan.

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The annual Menton Citrus Festival

Eugenia Viti Reader Find

By Eugenia Viti in New Events on Tuesday 3 September 2013

Menton, a town on the French Riviera, is famous for its beautiful gardens, but it also has a magnificent citrus festival each year.

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The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Events on Tuesday 20 August 2013

Europe’s largest ballooning event, The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, just recently finished it’s 35th display. Over the course of four days, more than 150 hot air balloons of all shapes and sizes floated across the sky over the city of Bristol. This stunning event is definitely something you need to see at least once during […]

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Pee-powered music festival at Carnival in Rio de Janeiro

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Events on Tuesday 4 June 2013

To address the problem of over 2 million merrymaking festival-goers peeing all about the place at Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, AfroReggae and JWT Brazil banded up to start an, er, Electric Pee project with urinals that double up as mini hydroelectric plants. Pee is converted into power as it trickles down turning gears that […]

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OutsideIn Festival: Returning to Sydney in 2013

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Events on Friday 10 May 2013

We know that you all love to party, so it’s with great pleasure that we announce the return of OutsideIn Festival: an amazing day of mind-bending music at Sydney’s Factory Theatre. Curated by Astral People and Yes Please, last year’s inaugural festival saw a sold out crowd get down to the likes of Flume, HTRK, […]

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Kanamara Matsuri: Penis festival in Japan

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Events on Tuesday 16 April 2013

In Japan, there’s actually an entire festival dedicated to the male appendage. Enough said. According to The Independent, one of the highlights of this annual Shinto fertility festival held in Kawasaki during spring is a giant 2.5m wooden penis carried by locals. Everything you’ll see at the special occasion is likely to be somewhat phallic […]

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Pictoplasma: a contemporary character festival in Berlin

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By Andy Martin in New Events on Thursday 11 April 2013

The world’s leading festival of contemporary character culture, Pictoplasma kicks off today for three days of inspiring talks, screenings and more. It all happens in Berlin and runs until April 13.

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Music festival Groovin The Moo drops amazing lineup

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Events on Wednesday 30 January 2013

Groovin The Moo, Australia’s only regional touring festival, has dropped another stellar lineup for 2013. Visiting Maitland, Canberra, Bendigo, Townsville and Bunburry, the tour will see the likes of The Temper Trap, Tame Impala, Tegan and Sara, and Lost At E Minor favourite, Flume, grace the stage. Prepare yourselves for the April/May cusp, a big […]

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