The Spanish city of Valencia’s five day festival known as Las Fallas ended at midnight on Sunday (March 19) with a ceremony in which nearly 380 papier-mâchés sculptures were set…
A vibrantly colourful procession led by children in Guatemala City on Sunday marked the start of a series of solemn and traditional ceremonies in the lead up to…
Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, honoured the 1st Battalion of the Irish Guards on Ireland’s national day, St Patrick’s Day (March 17), handing out shamrocks to th
Israelis across the country took to the streets on Sunday, dressed up in costumes to celebrate Purim, a holiday that commemorates the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in t
Around 60 elephants at Ayutthaya in Thailand enjoy a fruit buffet to mark Elephant Day, which raises awareness to end their exploitation.
Carnival-like parades have taken place in Israel and the West Bank for the Jewish holiday of Purim.
People attend a rally calling for impeached President Park Geun-hye’s arrest in central Seoul, South Korea, March 10, 2017.
Cuba's annual Cigar Festival is underway amid increasing demand but poor weather hitting tobacco crops and uncertainty about boosting sales to the US
Hundreds of people participated in the seventh annual Tomato War in Quillon, Chile on Saturday, 18 February One hundred tonnes of tomatoes were placed inside a rodeo ring and the participants pitched,
On January 24 each year, people from all over Bolivia flock to La Paz to take part in the traditional Alasitas Festival which is a shopper’s paradise.
Amateur rugby players donned wigs and white jumpsuits on Friday (13 January) for a rugby match that pipped The Blue Suede Shoes against the Reddy Teddies in the town of Parkes, west of…
The Vatican Pope Francis celebrated Epiphany with a joke about camels and the more serious offer of food for some 300 homeless people.
Pope Francis has condemned the deadly attack in Istanbul and offered prayers for the victims, their families and the entire Turkish people.
Millions of people have already been celebrating the arrival of 2017.
On New Year's Eve, security is stepped up Europe-wide after a year of terror attacks across the continent.
Members of the Serpentine Swim Club braved the cold on Sunday for the traditional Christmas Day plunge into Serpentine Lake, in London’s Hyde Park.
These ceremonies are a far cry from Sunday service, with everything from Ice plunging pilgrimages in St Petersburg to flagellation in the Phillipines.
Pope Francis jokes early birthday greetings may bring him bad luck Pope Francis, responded to thousands of people cheering “Happy Birthday” on Wednesday (December 14) by joking that doing it early may
Russia’s seasonal Snow Village in the northern town of Kirovsk has sprung up again this year, ahead of its official opening on December 25th.
Thousands of people have attended Lyon’s famous Festival of Lights amid high security.
Final preparations are underway for the Fête des Lumières, which begins tonight (December 8) after a one-year break.