Saturday, 4 January 2014

Amazing Festivals Around The World in 2014

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Feb. 28 – March 4 of 2014

The Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro is a world famous festival held before Lent every year and considered the biggest carnival in the world with two million people per day on the streets. The first festivals of Rio date back to 1823. It’s filled with samba music, colorful costumes, and giant parades.

Harbin, China
Jan. 5 – Feb. 5 of 2014

The annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival was originated from local Harbiner traditional ice lantern show garden party in winter since 1963.The Harbin festival is the largest snow and ice festival in the world, and it features carvings towering over 20 feet in height and full-size buildings made from gigantic blocks of ice.

Hindus Around the World
March 17 of 2014

Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours, celebrates the end of winter and the beginning of spring. It’s fun, safe, and free. Just remember to BYOD (bring your own dye).

Baza, Spain
Sept. 6 of 2014

The Fiesta de Cascamorras is a festival that takes place in the towns of Guadix and Baza in the province of Granada, Spain, annually on September 6. The two towns fight for possession of a statue of the Virgen de la Piedad.

Buñol, Spain
August 27 of 2014

La Tomatina is a festival that is held in the Valencian town of Buñol, a town located 30 km from the Mediterranean, in which participants throw tomatoes and get involved in this tomato fight purely for fun. It is held on the last Wednesday of August, during the week of festivities of Buñol.

Pamplona, Spain
July 6 – 14 of 2014

The Pamplona's Running of the Bulls (encierro) is the most popular in Spain has been broadcast live by RTVE, the public Spanish national television channel, for over 30 years. It is the highest profile event of the San Fermin festival, which is held every year from July 6–14.

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Oct. 4 – 12 of 2014

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a yearly festival of hot air balloons that takes place in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA during early October. The Balloon Fiesta is a nine day event, and has around 750 balloons. The event is the largest hot air balloon festival in the world.

China, Vietnam, Taiwan
February 14 of 2014

The Lantern Festival is a festival celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month in the lunisolar year in the lunar calendar marking the last day of the lunar New Year celebration. During the Lantern Festival, children go out at night to temples carrying paper lanterns and solve riddles on the lanterns. It officially ends the Chinese New Year celebrations.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Mysterious Hexagon on the Planet Saturn

Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the second largest planet in the Solar System, after Jupiter. Named after the Roman god of agriculture, Saturn. Saturn is probably best known for the system of planetary rings that makes it visually unique. But there is also another unique and wonderful matter about this planet " The Mysterious Hexagon".

This mysterious hexagon is a persisting hexagonal cloud pattern around the north pole of Saturn. The sides of the hexagon are about 13,800 km (8,600 mi) long, which is longer than the Earth's diameter.The hexagon was originally discovered in images taken by the Voyager spacecraft in the early 1980s.

The hexagon, according to NASA, is 60 miles thick (deep) and an astonishing 15,000 miles wide.That means four Earths would fit inside it. Nasa’s Cassini spacecraft, which has been orbiting the planet for over nine years, has captured the northern hexagon in its true, incredible colours. The hexagon is made of a band of upper-atmospheric winds which creates its six-sided shape. A polar cyclone can be seen at its centre. Thin, bright clouds at the outer edge of the hurricane were estimated to be travelling at around 330 mph (150 meters per second).