Women Take Part In Japan’s 1,250-Year-Old Naked Festival For First Time

Despite its name, those attending the festival are not naked Inazawa City: For the first time in its 1,250-year history, women officially took part in the so-called “Naked Festival” at a shrine in central Japan on Thursday, excitedly wearing purple robes and carrying large bamboo trunks as offerings. I chanted while doing so. Seven groups […]

Top chefs look to cook up deals at South Beach Wine & Food Festival

Miami’s booming restaurant scene takes center stage this week at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. There, old favorites and up-and-coming chefs want to create more than just a few dishes. The 23rd annual event, which runs Thursday through Sunday, draws not only foodies but also executives from the myriad companies that support the […]

Women, nonbinary skiers to hit slopes naked at Boot Tan Festival

Women and non-binary skiers will have the chance to ski naked down a Colorado mountain as part of a festival that organizers describe as “total freedom.” And no man would secretly look at a skier without any clothes on. The Boot Tongue Festival is gearing up for its fourth edition, inviting women to take to […]

Dancing bears festival lives on as a unique tradition in Romania

Comanesti, a small industrial town in northeastern Romania, attracts tourists from all over the world during the winter holiday season. The annual Dancing Bear Festival in Comanesti is based on a millennia-old tradition in the Moldavian region and includes participants dressed in bearskins. The festival begins before Christmas and culminates with a finale on December […]

5 Ways The Festival Is Celebrated Around The World

The winter solstice is rooted in the tilt of the Earth's axis. The winter solstice is the major event of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, when the day is the shortest and the night is the longest. It falls on December 21st or 22nd every year. This year, the observation day will be December […]

Israel recovers body of hostage Elia Toledano, taken from music festival, in Gaza

Israeli special forces said in a statement on Friday that they had recovered the body of hostage Elia Toledano, 28, who had been held in the Gaza Strip since Hamas rampaged through southern Israel on October 7. The military said an “identification procedure” was carried out by medical personnel, military rabbis and forensic experts. Israeli […]

8 Hanukkah movies you can enjoy during the festival of lights

Hanukkah includes traditions like lighting the menorah, passing the dreidel, exchanging gifts, and, of course, gathering on the couch with family and friends to watch a festive movie. People seem to celebrate every holiday without regard. religion or culturethere are several movies and television episodes that deal with this theme, and Hanukkah is no exception. […]


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