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Uzbekistan to host Raks Sehri Annual International Festival

Uzbekistan to host Raks Sehri Annual International Festival

Tashkent: Uzbekistan. In a country that its people see as a place where different nationalities, traditions and culture co-exist peaceful and live harmoniously, where its rich historical and architectural heritage gets along fine with modern buildings and high technology, the Raks Sehri (Magic of Dance) Annual International Festival stands as a clear testimony to their […]

South Korea holds culture festival with Japan amid soured ties

South Korea holds culture festival with Japan amid soured ties

Seoul: Unabated by escalating diplomatic and trade rows, South Korean and Japanese citizens gathered in Seoul on Sunday to take part in an annual festival designed to share their cultures and facilitate exchanges. The 15th Korea-Japan Culture Festival 2019 was held at the Convention and Exhibition Center (COEX) in southern Seoul, where visitors had the […]

Mud festival begins in S. Korea’s Boryeong

Mud festival begins in S. Korea’s Boryeong

The annual Boryeong Mud Festival, one of South Korea’s most celebrated summer events, opened Friday at mudflats in the western city on South Korea’s west coast, with two days of nighttime mud experiences included. The 22nd version of the 10-day festival, hosted by the Boryeong municipality and scheduled to run through July 28, is expected […]

Kimchi festival to spice up Seoul

Kimchi festival to spice up Seoul

Six thousand people will be invited to make kimchi in downtown Seoul over the weekend at the fifth Seoul Kimchi Festival. The annual festival will kick off at Seoul Plaza and nearby Mugyo-dong area on Friday through Sunday, the Seoul Metropolitan Government said. People in Korea have traditionally made a large amount of kimchi before […]

World Poets in the International Costa Rica Poetry Festival

World Poets in the International Costa Rica Poetry Festival

  For the past sixteen years, the International Costa Rica Poetry Festival has enhanced the presence of poetry in the country’s capital; San Jose, and other cities of the country, leading up to the ocean tortoise city of Tortuguero. Audience has interacted with the event in its main cultural sectors of Costa Rica, as well […]

The Various Festive Diary of Indi

The Various Festive Diary of Indi

Plundered for centuries, conquered multiple times, home to some of the oldest civilisations in the world, the birthplace of three major religions— Buddhism, Hinduism and Sikhism—India is a country that is as diverse as the people that inhabit it. Therefore, to understand the festivals of India, one must first understand that India is a secular […]

ASIA: Ageless in Culture and Infused in Surprise

ASIA: Ageless in Culture and Infused in Surprise

Asia seems to always bring an exotic and unusual meaning to the minds of those who have not visited or not visited enough. That’s why, Asian culture has always been surprising for us. As a Turkish journalist, I am both thrilled and puzzled by having been exposed to the culture set I used to watch […]

Nepalese festivals in Sherpa’s Eyes

Nepalese festivals in Sherpa’s Eyes

Loshar is one of the major festivals in Nepal which is celebrated widely within the country, especially in the high area. Nepal, a beautiful country situated on the lap of Himalayas, is a well-known destination in the world tourism. It is the country of multi-culture, multilanguage, and multi-caste. It is also famous for its mesmerizing green […]

Exploring the Andong Mask Festival

Exploring the Andong Mask Festival

Mask dance is an elusive aspect of Korean culture. Many visitors to the peninsula are vaguely aware of it; they may have seen a yangban mask printed on a bus, or noticed the iconic character faces that line Yaksu Station. But in a country whose nation-brand is largely connected to technology, K-Pop and ballistic missile-wielding […]

BIFF to open with story of North Korean woman defector

BIFF to open with story of North Korean woman defector

The Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) will open on Oct. 4 with “Beautiful Days,” a movie about a woman defector who meets her son after 14 years, the festival’s board of directors has announced. The 23rd annual festival will run through Oct. 13. Directed by Jero Yun, the film depicts the life of a North […]

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