Gods, Devils, and Geisha – Setsubun (Japanese Spring Ritual) in Kyoto

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Setsubun is a Japanese Spring Ritual where Japanese drive out bad luck in the form of devils from their homes by tossing beans. Here is Setsubun as done in the old capital of Kyoto.

Soaring With the Souls of the Dead in Guatemala

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Merle Foraker experiences the ritual of flying kites to honor ones ancestors on the Day of the Dead in Guatemala.

The World’s Messiest Festivals

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If your vacation won’t be complete without getting dirty in another country, then join BootsnAll staff writer Jessica Spiegel as she visits the world’s messiest festival celebrations.

7 Classic and/or Weird American Summer Food Festivals

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Warm weather means it’s time to celebrate food by gathering together, getting drunk, and stuffing our faces. Chris Clark takes us on a tour of 7 of the most notable of these festivals in the United States.

Germany’s “Other” Beer Festivals in 2009

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Everyone has heard of Oktoberfest in Munich, but not everyone realizes the German calendar is packed with other smaller festivals. German resident Jennifer Price takes us on a tour of some others.

6 Wacky World Festivals

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If you’re bored with the usual holidays and festivals in your neck of the woods, why not follow Cherrye Moore to check out six of the strangest celebrations you’ll ever witness?

Biker Heaven in America’s Heartland – Annual Black Hills Rally …

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Picture a scene, writes Neville Millen, with 10000 bikes parked down the centre
of town and along the verges for nearly a mile.

Bolivia’s Day of the Sea – Bolivia

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A war with Chile claimed Bolivia's coastline 125 years ago, but that doesn't mean
the people have forgotten their love of the sea.

Canadian Tulip Festival (1 of 2) – Ottawa, Canada

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Think Ottawa. Now think tulips. Think they don't go together? Think again, says
Fred Perry.

Festival Internacional de Benicassim (1 of 2) – Spain

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Being a festive fibber only cost Anne Austin 110 euros, and that even came with
a camping spot near the train tracks.