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A few nice festivals images I found:

Paintings by Adam Shub / Dumbo Arts Center: Art Under the Bridge Festival 2009 / 20090926.10D.54547.P1.L1.CC / SML
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Image by See-ming Lee ??? SML
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Adam Shub (Brooklyn Art Project / Facebook)
Megaman 9 Intro
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Please see for a better photo of the painting. This one was shot inside Five Front and the color reproduction is not as accurate.

13th annual D.U.M.B.O. Art Under the Bridge Festival® (Sept 25 to Sept 27, 2009)
www.dumboartfestival.org/press_release.html

The three-day multi-site neighborhood-wide event is a one-of-a-kind art happening: where serendipity meets the haphazard and where the unpredictable, spontaneous and downright weird thrive. The now teenage D.U.M.B.O. Art Under the Bridge Festival® presents touchable, accessible, and interactive art, on a scale that makes it the nation’s largest urban forum for experimental art.

Art Under the Bridge is an opportunity for young artists to use any medium imaginable to create temporary projects on-the-spot everywhere and anywhere, completely transforming the Dumbo section of Brooklyn, New York, into a vibrant platform for self-expression. In addition to the 80+ projects throughout the historical post-industrial waterfront span, visitors can tour local artists’ studios or check out the indoor video_dumbo, a non-stop program of cutting-edge video art from New York City and around the world.

The Dumbo Arts Center (DAC) has been the exclusive producer of the D.U.M.B.O Art Under the Bridge Festival® since 1997. DAC is a big impact, small non-profit, that in addition to its year-round gallery exhibitions, is committed to preserving Dumbo as a site in New York City where emerging visual artists can experiment in the public domain, while having unprecedented freedom and access to normally off-limit locations.

www.dumboartscenter.org
www.dumboartfestival.org
www.video_dumbo.org

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Kite Festival
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Image by goingslo
Today was Morro Bay’s annual Kite Festival and these are a few of the many participants.
The wind blew and everyone seemed to be enjoying the spectacle.
I’ve posted a series of four photos from the afternoon.

Crank Sturgeon at the 14th Annual Olympia Experimental Music Festival
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Image by Dead Air
Crank Sturgeon at the 14th Annual Olympia Experimental Music Festival on Saturday, June 28th, 2008.

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Laos ? Holidays and Festivals

Laos ? Holidays and Festivals

The people of Laos are unusual in that, although their year begins in January, they delay the celebrations until April. Known as Pimai, this is one of the most important festivals in Laos. Statues of Buddha are removed from the pagodas and ceremonially washed. Followers gather up the used washing water and take it home to pour on friends and relatives as an act of cleansing and purification before the New Year. This has developed into a general use of water at this time of year to soak friends, neighbours and any passers-by. Houses are cleaned, people dress in new clothes and offerings are made at alters throughout the country. Luang Prabang is well-known for its enthusiastic celebrations which include elephant processions and end with a beauty contest to choose Nang Sangkhan or Miss Pimai.

In mid-May a double festival is held. Boun Visakhabousa celebrates Buddha’s birthday, enlightenment and death all of which apparently took place on the same date. At the same time is Boun Bangfai or the Rocket Festival. This is the beginning of the rainy season on which the farmers depend and traditionally Buddhist monks would fire rockets into the sky to encourage the gods to send rain to the rice fields. Today, it is a large boisterous festival with dancing and other entertainments cumulating in the firing of rockets. The festival is also celebrated in North Thailand and at the border on the Mekong River impromptu international competitions are often held to see which country can send up the highest and fastest rockets.

In February, in Champassak Province the residents celebrate Boun Wat Phu in the temple complex. This festival includes elephant races, water buffalo fighting and several traditional performances. Later, in March, is the national 3-day festival to commemorate the chastity of Prince Vessantara. During this festival monks recite tales and it is the customary time to ordain new monks.

An important festival in mid-July is Boun Khao Pansa, marking the equivalent of Lent for Buddhist monks who are supposed to retreat to their monasteries and fast and meditate. On the first day, hundreds of Buddhist believers, especially women arrive at the monasteries with silver bowls containing gifts and offerings for the monks. They also pour water on the ground for their ancestors. Later in the year, in August or September, is Khao Padabdin Festival, held in commemoration of dead ancestors.

At the end of Buon Khao Pansa, the Lao Lent, the Ok Pansa Festival starts at dawn with offerings to the monks. In the evening candle lit processions are held and hundreds of paper boats decorated with flowers, incense and candles are set adrift on the Mekong River to pay respect to the river spirit and drive away bad luck, bad deeds and disease. Next day, boat races are held on the Mekong River.

One of Laos’ ethnic minorities, the Hmong who are related to China’s Miao people, hold their New Year celebrations in November. Caled Nor Chai, this is celebrated with colourful displays of traditional costumes, traditional music on traditional instruments and traditional games such as cotton ball throwing and ox fighting. You can visit http://www.indochinaodysseytours.com to get more information about Laos Festivals.

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Can you tell me about solar festivals and dances in Barbados and Martinique?

Question by Fater45: Can you tell me about solar festivals and dances in Barbados and Martinique?
If you know of any web references, can you please list them for me.

Thanks very much in advance.

Best answer:

Answer by Bajan Princess =]
See links below for the information that you are asking about:

http://china.tourism-asia.net/china-festivals.html

http://www.experiencefestival.com/martinique(scrool down near to the bottom til you see something about the solar temples)

http://www.all-vacation-ideas.com/barbados.html

Hope this is what you wanted…if not add more details so i can give a better answer!

=]

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How to participate in NYC Streets Festivals?

Question by LavieEstBelle: How to participate in NYC Streets Festivals?
Any idea on where to find reliable information on how to participate as a vendor in the upcoming Spring and Summer Festivals in NYC?

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Answer by michael p
http://www.jimsdeli.com/events/street-fairs/vendor.htm

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Haags UIT Festival 2009 – Charlie Dée
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Image by Haags Uitburo
De Nederlandse zangeres Charlie Dée was één van de artiesten die een voorproefje van het komende theaterseizoen gaven tijdens het Haags UIT Festival 2009

Charlie Dée zong nummers uit haar nieuwe programma A Tribute to Joni. Joni Mitchel werd vorig jaar 65 jaar – voor Dée de perfecte aanleiding om een ode te brengen aan haar grootste inspiratiebron. Op zaterdag 19 september gaat deze muziektheatervoorstelling in Theater De Regentes in première. Charlie Dée zingt dan bekende nummers van onder andere Hejira en vertelt tussendoor anekdotes, ondersteund door historisch beeldmateriaal.

Mid-Autumn Festival
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Image by chooyutshing
Decorations along The Central Mall for the Mid-Autumn Festival by the River,

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Exit Festival 2010
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Image by Exit Festival
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Struggling HMV now in talks with lenders
Struggling UK retailer HMV has warned it will miss profit targets for the second time this year.
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SpringFest offers a taste of the best wines in Texas
Heralded as one of the largest wine exhibition and tasting events in Houston, the 13th annual SpringFest will offer a little bit of something for everyone this weekend, not just wine connoisseurs.
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A few nice festivals images I found:

Nine Inch Nails Live @ Pemberton Festival – Pemberton, BC, 7.25.08
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Image by Nine Inch Nails Official
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Photo by Rob Sheridan.

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Gorgeous Outfits for Indian Festivals

Gorgeous Outfits for Indian Festivals

It’s autumn and it’s time for the Indian festive season to begin. This beautiful time of the year, autumn, is eagerly awaited by each and every Indian as it heralds the Indian festive season. This festive season starts with Ganesh Chaturthi and continues with Durga Puja or Navratri, Karva Chauth and Diwali.

 

This is the time that Indians indulge in heavy shopping. Markets in every Indian city are crowded with enthusiastic shoppers who wait the whole year for this particular time so that they can shop to their hearts’ fill. Since Indian festivals are all about vibrancy, the festive outfits that can be spotted everywhere are bright and colorful. This festive season is the time when shoppers tend to stay away from trendy Western outfits and explore the collection of traditional and ethnic Indian Designer Outfits. Women flock the markets to get themselves Designer Sarees, Designer Salwar Kameez, Designer Churidar Kameez, Designer Anarkali Suit, Designer Lehenga Choli, Designer Ghagra Choli, Designer Kurtis, etc while men shop for Designer Kurta Pyjama, Designer Churidar Kurta, Designer Pathani Suit, Designer Sherwani, Designer Jodhpuri Suit, Designer Suit, etc. The festive Designer outfits are characterized by bright and vibrant colors. They are further made glamorous with dazzling embellishments such as sequins, beads, bugle beads, zardozi, zari, resham embroidery, etc. The most preferred colors of festive clothing are enriching shades of red, maroon, brown, orange, pink, green, etc. The more gorgeous the outfits are the better. When it comes to Indian festivals, there’s nothing such as over the top. On the contrary, sober and somber outfits or colors are avoided since they don’t go along with the festive spirit. Since these festivals celebrate the victory of good over evil, good fortune and prosperity, gloomy colors are evaded and instead bright colors that evoke joy and splendor are most preferred.

Cbazaar is one of the most popular Indian Clothing shop for Festival Shopping. Cbazaar has the largest collection of Sarees and Salwar Kameez at the most reasonable price which can be purchased online and are delivered all over the world.

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Watch the Oscar shorts in Boulder at IFS
For the first time since starting to screen Oscar-nominated short films in 2006, the International Film Series will be exhibiting documentary shorts along with its live-action and animated blocks. This will also be the first year that the IFS will devote an entire week to these short films that viewers will unlikely be able to see elsewhere.
Read more on Colorado Daily

KRV awarded ,700 to aid tourism efforts
Kern County Information Kern County Supervisors have approved $ 100,000 in funding to assist local agencies in their efforts to boost Kern County’s visitor industry. Funds were made available through the county’s Tourism Promotion Grant Program, administered by the Kern County Board of Trade.
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Nice Festivals photos

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Harrier – I Festival Aéreo de Cádiz
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Image by Diego R.
Nikon D40 VR 55-200 F/4-5,6 G

I Festival Aéreo de Cádiz – Harrier

Todo un espectáculo digno de ver, y divertido de fotografiar. Es impresionante ver un caza de combate a tan pocos metros, en este caso estático para despues girar 360º

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