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.
Held on the fourth Thursday of November, Thanksgiving is a celebration stemming from the Harvest festival celebrated by the Pilgrims at Plymouth According to legend, the holiday is intrinsically linke
President Barack Obama got the holiday mood started at the White House on Wednesday with the traditional pardoning of the national Thanksgiving turkey.
The US President-elect has recorded a conciliatory message for the holiday, while acknowledging that the election campaign had been damaging.
Barack Obama has begun festivities for his final Thanksgiving as the US president with the annual Turkey pardon.
He turned ‘You’re fired’ into his reality show catch-phrase, but it was Donald Trump who went up in flames – or at least an effigy of him did – as part of the UK’s annual Bonfire Night…
Halloween has become America’s second most important holiday commercially – but the origins of the annual appearance of pumpkins and other ghostly paraphernalia are found in…
The Royal family turned out on Wednesday – and so did the rain – as Spaniards celebrated their National Day with a traditional military parade through Madrid.
Millions of Shia Muslims observe the holy day of Ashura amid security concerns and heightened fears of attacks.
Big crowds gathered in New Delhi to celebrate Dussehra, the festival commemorating the defeat of the mythological demon king, Ravana, at the hands of the Hindu god…
Budapest has celebrated its annual National Gallop in the city’s Heroes’ Square which was taken over by horses and jockeys.