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welcomewiki 05-24-2021 05:35 PM

Daytona 500, Daytona Beach, FL

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One of the most famous NASCAR races, this one takes place in Daytona Beach, Florida. It is 500 miles long and part of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. It is the first of the two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, with the second one being the Coke Zero 400 that is held at Daytona. The Daytona 500 is considered the most prestigious NASCAR race and the one where the most prize money is won. It has been dubbed as the “Great American Race” as well as the “Super Bowl of Stock-Car Racing.” OFFICIAL SITE HERE

welcomewiki 05-24-2021 05:36 PM

Running of the Bulls, Pamplona, Spain

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There really is no comparison to the Running of the Bulls and the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, Spain. For eight incredible days, the city on Pamplona takes on a playful mystique, consumed by the perpetual state of bliss that the celebration brings. At what other international cultural event can you mix religion, thrills, parties, parades… and bovines?

welcomewiki 05-24-2021 05:37 PM

Carnival of Venice

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The Carnival of Venice is an annual festival, held in Venice, Italy. The Carnival ends with the Christian celebration of Lent, forty days before Easter on Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras), the day before Ash Wednesday. The festival is world-famed for its elaborate masks. Approximately 3 million visitors come to Venice every year for the Carnival. One of the most important events is the contest for la maschera più bella (“the most beautiful mask”) placed at the last weekend of the Carnival and judged by a panel of international costume and fashion designers.

welcomewiki 05-24-2021 05:38 PM

Diwali, Festival of Lights, Mumbai, India

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Diwali (or Deepavali, the “Festival of Lights”) is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn every year. Deepavali is the biggest and the brightest festival in India. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness. The festival preparations and rituals typically extend over a five-day period, but the main
festival night of Deepavali coincides with the darkest, new moon night of the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika. In the Gregorian calendar, Deepavali falls between mid-October and mid-November.

welcomewiki 05-24-2021 05:39 PM

The Ganesh Celebrations, Dehli, India

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Ganesh Chaturthi is the Hindu festival celebrated in honor of the elephant-headed god, Ganesha. Celebrations are traditionally held on the fourth day of the first fortnight in the month of Bhaadrapada in the Hindu calendar, usually August or September in the Gregorian calendar. The festival generally lasts ten days, ending on the fourteenth day of the fortnight. The public celebration involves installing clay images of Ganesha in public pandals (temporary shrines) and group worship. At home, an appropriately-sized clay image is installed and worshiped with family and friends.


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