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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 […]

Egypt celebrates its fourth “India by the Nile” festival

Egypt celebrates its fourth “India by the Nile” festival

Egypt celebrates its annual “India by the Nile” festival for the fourth year in a row, bringing different aspects of the Indian culture to the Egyptian audience. The festival will take place from 23rd April to 7th May, and India’s ambassador to Egypt, Sanjay Bhattacharya, has said that this year’s edition will see new activities […]

The world sings for peace in Costa Rica

The world sings for peace in Costa Rica

“I INTERNATIONAL COSTA RICA Songwriters Festival 2016” (FICA 2016) announces its first international competition, urging songwriters and musicians to participate. Susana Poveda Solorzano, the chairman of International songwriters festival in Costa Rica, invites songwriters to participate with original songs. Health Without Borders Foundation, through its “SaludArte” Program, announced they will hold an event titled “INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL […]

Saudi film festival paving the way to cinema in Saudi Arabia

Saudi film festival paving the way to cinema in Saudi Arabia

The third Saudi film festival is set to open Thursday 24th March, featuring 70 productions in competitions, amid hopes the conservative kingdom may finally allow public cinemas. The festival which is sponsored by kingdom’s Society for Culture and Arts is modest compared to other film festivals in the regions as Saudi Arabia bans cinemas and other […]

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