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Budapest has celebrated its annual National Gallop in the city’s Heroes’ Square which was taken over by horses and jockeys.
No incident has been reported so far during the ritual that caused a devastating stampede last year.
After spending the night in the massive valley of Mina, Hajj pilgrims headed to Mount Arafat on Sunday (11 September), some 20 kilometers (12 miles) east of Mecca, for the pinnacle of the…
Thousands of Muslim pilgrims have begun the ritual of the stoning of the devil in the Saudi City of Mina.
Hundreds of Catholic faithful walked through Havana’s historic central district to celebrate the feast of the Virgin of Charity, Cuba’s patron saint.
Fireworks light up the night in Budapest as the highlight of Hungary’s August 20th celebrations that honors the country’s first king, St. Stephen
The Olympic torch has arrived in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the 2016 Games having been carried through more than 300 cities by over 12,000 individuals, including athletes and celebrities.
Over one-hundred people participated in the annual Ernest “Papa” Hemingway Look-Alike Contest in Key West, Florida on Saturday (July 23).
Thousands of runners travel from all over the world to Pamplona, Spain, for the San Fermín festival, held annually from July 6 to July 14.
As every year, Bastille Day in France means the Tricolour flag is out in force: at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, and in towns and villages around the country as well as francophile places around the…
The traditional image of the celebrations marking the end of Ramadan is far from the current reality experienced by the people of the Iraqi city.
Far from the European football Championships and the forthcoming Rio Olympics athletes from around the world have been taking part in a very different sporting tournament in southern…
Ramadan, Islam's holy month, is celebrated according to the lunar calendar. While traditions have remained largely unchanged, the advent of social media has helped spread the word about the period. Bu
Tel Aviv has become in the last decade a choice destination for the gay community on holiday, and Gay Pride Week which kicks off on Friday has become huge, with 200,000 people expected to…
Owing to heavy rainfall and devastating floods across Sri Lanka, the streets of the capital Colombo are less crowded for this year’s celebration of the Buddhist festival…
Hundreds of thousands of devout Hindus took a dip in the Shipra river on Saturday (21 May), the last auspicious bathing day of the Kumbh Festival being held in the central Indian city of…
The Queen’s love affair with horses stretches back beyond her 63-year reign, and the Royal Windsor Horse show will close in style with a special
Birthday celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II continue: how long can Britain's love of monarchy last?Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II continues to celebrate her 90th birthday in grand style. The Royal family will have a front row seat on Sunday night
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II continues to celebrate her 90th birthday in grand style. The Royal family will have a front row seat on Sunday night
Footage is released of the British monarch at a palace garden party describing Chinese officials as "very difficult".
Orthodox Christians across Eastern Europe and the Middle East have been celebrating Easter, the most important date in their religious calendar
Britons, members of the Commonwealth, and well-wishers worldwide are celebrating the 90th birthday of her Majesty the Queen. The nation’s
Pope Francis has used his Good Friday address to condemn Europe’s reaction to the migrant crisis, which he said had been blunted by our “indifferent
Visitors flocked to Mexico’s Pyramid of the Sun on Sunday (March 20) in the sacred city of Teotihuacan, to perform the traditional raising of their
Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival season drew to a close in the early hours of Sunday with this year’s final event, a spectacular parade by Carnival