Shinto priests have done year-end cleaning of a shrine bridge at a UNESCO World Heritage site in the city of Nikko, north of Tokyo.
Hundreds of the folkloric character Krampus who punishes children who have misbehaved, run through Christmas market in Munich
A giant Christmas cake was unveiled in Dresden on Saturday as part of the German city's 25th annual 'Stollenfest'.
Giant balloons were blown up on Wednesday ahead of the 92nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
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Hundreds of cadets at the Japanese National Defence Academy on Sunday took part in one of Japan's great spectacles, the annual Botaoshi or 'topple the pole' event.
Tens of thousands of Mexicans lined the capital's Reforma boulevard on Saturday (October 27) for the Day of the Dead parade, a modern twist on a belief that dates back to the pre-Hispanic era.
The world-famous buffalo race of Chon Buri continues on its 147th year along with buffalo conservation activities to promote knowledge in buffalo rearing and rice farming.
A pick-your-own pumpkin patch boasting over 70 varieties of the fruit in Kent, south-east England, is getting British families into the Halloween spirit.
Mexicans threw a macabre party on Sunday (October 21), disguising themselves as the iconic Mexican skeleton figure known as "La Catrina" or "Elegant Skull" and flooded the streets for a pre-Day of the Dead parade.
Hundreds of waiters in Argentina's capital Buenos Aires took part in the annual waiters' race on Saturday, walking as fast as possible without spilling bottles and drink glasses from their trays.
October 2 marks Gandhi's birthday as well as International Day of Non-Violence, an ideal that Gandhi strove towards.
The role of living goddess means the four-year-old must live in a temple and away from her family home until she reaches puberty.
Eighty people lifted a giant fire dragon through the streets of Hong Kong on Monday as part of the city's mid-autumn festival celebrations.
The newest additions to the North Shore, Rodney and West Auckland police performed a passionate haka at their graduation ceremony on September 6.
Thousands of North Koreans wielding burning torches and shouting slogans filled Kim Il Sung square Monday in celebration of the country's 70th birthday.
The Machine of Santa Rosa, designed by the architect Raffaele Ascenzi, has marched this year on September 3 for the fourth time in Viterbo.
Thousands of boating enthusiasts gathered in Venice on Sunday to watch the Regata Storica, a historical boat race held every year since the thirteenth century in the city's lagoon and Grand Canal.
The soft, melancholic notes of hundreds of traditional wooden Swiss alpine horns filled the valley below Mount Tracouet in Switzerland on Sunday (July 22) during the end of world's largest festival of its kind.
Spectators braved sweltering heat to watch a series of colourful floats at the annual Gion festival on Tuesday.