The lore goes that if the groundhog sees his shadow as he did this year, there will be six more weeks of winter. If he doesn't, spring comes early.
For one community in West Africa, healing the planet is about a deep and ancient respect for nature.
Afro-Cuban priests of the Santeria religion have said they forsee that 2021 will bring important changes to the island nation, as it undergoes major economic and social reforms in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
People run into the cold sea in South Boston, Massachusetts, to mark the New Year. This year's official polar plunge was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic but groups of swimmers gathered at M Street beach to brave the 4°C water.
It's a New Year's Day tradition in the Italian capital.
It was the 74th edition of the event which commemorates the life of Alfred Nikodém, who was a goldsmith and a promoter of a spartan lifestyle.
We take a look at the ways Japan is getting its traditional theatre performances known as Kabuki out to audiences during the pandemic. Then we go for a stroll to an open-air art festival specially adapted to COVID times.
The art of puppetry in Egypt dates back to ancient times and the rule of the Pharaohs.
Whilst the art form of henna may be thousands of years old, just like any fashionable trend it has taken many a stylish twist and turn down the years.
The archaeological city of Al Ain is located along the north-eastern border of the Rub’ Al Khali desert in the UAE.
In this vast plain of the Al Harrah desert, stretching from Syria across north-eastern Jordan and into Saudi Arabia, ancient drawings are carved into volcanic basalt rock.
With long legs, a lean body, and sometimes feathered ears, the Arabian Saluki is not only considered a canine beauty, but also a skillful hunter.
India, one of the world's most populous countries, has around 30 cases of COVID-19 and it has prompted caution about mass gatherings.
Whipcracking is a Bavarian tradition that goes back to coachmen who used to announce their arrival in a village with their whip.
This new exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum is called 'Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk', and features more than 300 items that reflect its cultural impact.
Thousands of revellers attended the Carmelitas street party during the first day of the Rio Carnival on Friday