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The Venice Film Festival and the Cannes Film Festival - Focus of the proposed research. Nowadays film festivals have become common in our culture; from the Sundance Film Festival in the middle of January to the Rome Film Festival at the end of October, there is barely a day in the calendar where some Film Festival is not being celebrated in some part of the world. The most famous ones, such as the Venice Film Festival and the Cannes Film Festival, began their history in the 30's and despite critiques and negative reviews, they continue to be held every year....   [tags: film, TV, movies]
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Film Festival Start Ups - Film Festival Start ups Silicon Valley fairly bursts with life and energy. Everywhere you look new companies, ideas and innovations are on the move and on the rise. Welcome to the land of start ups; small companies with a dream who survive and thrive by skill, luck and sheer tenacity. While the term usually describes high tech concepts, start-ups abound in the Valley - from the small catering company on the comer to the neighborhood printing shop down the street to the local film festival. Yes, that's right - film festival....   [tags: Movies Films Film Festivals Essays]
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The Coachella Music and Arts Festival - If someone were to ask people ever wanted to see almost every artist from any genre of music in one place. Of course, anyone would say yes, because most people haven't been to an event like the huge one that happens in California each year. This is an event many people save up all year to attend just maybe once in their life time. The Coachella Music and Arts Festival, it is one of the most talked about festivals that this generation knows about. It is like a whole new world for most people each time they attend....   [tags: protest, ticketmaster, all genres]
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Glastonbury Festival- Music Event - 5. Analyses 5.1Market Segmentation Caroline and Jennifer said that ‘Market segmentation is a crucial marketing strategy. Its aim is to identify and delineate market segments or set of buyers which would then become targets for the company’s marketing plans.’ (Tynan and Drayton, 1987) There are many ways to segment the market, such as age, region, environment, psychology and wages (Hall, Jones and Raffo, 2010). Because it is a music event which includes camping, so the attendees must be able to be free for less than three days....   [tags: Market Segmentation, Marketing, Music]
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The Sauerkraut Festival - As I start walking south down sauerkraut enriched Main Street, I get the overwhelming feeling of claustrophobia. This particular weekend is the weekend for the Sauerkraut Festival. The street, being very crowded, has white tents set up on each side of the road with crafts to be sold. Immediately I see wicker baskets and photos that craftsmen are hoping to sell at the festival. As I continue to walk down the crowded street I catch the aroma of cinnamon. The high school wrestling team, which sells one of the non-sauerkraut products, cinnamon roasted almonds, is filling the air with a great scent, and drawing people to the seller’s booth with the scent....   [tags: Descriptive Essays, Observation] 1102 words
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The Panathenaic Festival - The Panathenaia was the most important festival celebrated in ancient Athens. It was the state festival honoring the city's patron diety, Athena. The Panathenaia, literally meaning "the Rites of all Athenians", was celebrated annually. Every four years, though, it was celebrated on a much greater scale. This was called the "Greater Panathenaia." It took place from the 23rd to the 30th of the Hekatombaion, the fiirst month of the Athenian calendar year, approximately our month of July. The main day of the festival was the 28th, for this was thought to be Athena's birthday....   [tags: ancient modern sport athletic competition] 1014 words
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The Olympian Festival - The Origin and Foundation The Olympian games were founded in 776 BC. The Greek people used athletic victory as an outlet for their aggression. In a country filled with civil war this was a way to bind the nation together. There are several myths about the establishment of the Olympic games: Pelops & Hippodameia King Oinomaos held a competition for suitors of his daughter, Hippodameia. In this contest, the young man was to challenge the king himself to a chariot race. The suitor, unarmed, had a head start....   [tags: ancient modern sport athletic competition] 1481 words
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Birth of the Calle Ocho Festival - The Birth of the Calle Ocho Festival In the heart of Miami, Florida, the Calle Ocho Festival is an event open to people of all ethnic backgrounds and age groups. This event dates back to the late seventies. The festival originated in 1977. It was organized by two men, Leslie Pantín Jr. and Willy Bermello, who wanted to start a project with the Miami Herald to bring the community closer together. They decided on a festival while scribbling on the back of a place mat at lunch one day at the Red Coach Inn during the summer of 1977....   [tags: Little Havana Miami Latin Culture] 444 words
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History of the Calle Ocho Festival - Twenty Years of Calle Ocho Over the years, the Calle Ocho festival has brought hundreds of smiles to thousands of people. Behind the smiles, the laughter, and the dances, there is a serious side to the festivities. In the beginning, Willy Bermello just wanted a little backyard get-together that would bring neighbors closer, but the festival turned into something much, much bigger. With the festival's growth and inevitable commercialization, Bermello increasingly felt that its importance was being forgotten....   [tags: Little Havana Culture] 456 words
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The History and the Symbolism of the Festival of Pesach - The History and the Symbolism of the Festival of Pesach Around 3000 years ago, the Israelites who lived in Egypt were blamed for all of the troubles of the country. They were enslaved by the Pharaoh and forced to labour constantly under the whip to build palaces and buildings for him. This continued for years until one day, when King Herod threw all the Israelite babies into the river, for fear of being overthrown, one baby survived. He floated in a wicker basket down the Nile to the palace of the Pharaoh himself....   [tags: Papers] 1224 words
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The Role of Festival in The Mayor of Casterbridge - The Role of Festival in The Mayor of Casterbridge One of the most striking aspects of The Mayor of Casterbridge, for example, is the role of festival and the characters’ perceptions of, and reactions to, the festive. The novel opens with Henchard, his wife and baby daughter arriving at Weydon-Priors fair. It is a scene of festive holiday in which ‘the frivolous contingent of visitors’ snatch a respite from labour after the business of the fair has been concluded. Here Henchard gets drunk and vents his bitterness and frustration at being unemployed on his marriage....   [tags: Papers] 1071 words
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DIWALI -THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS - Diwali rituals Diwali, the festival of lights, is one of the important and widely spread holidays celebrated in India. It is a celebration of lights, and for many, it is truly a sensory experience; some families decorate their houses with all sorts of lights and open up to the neighbors, sharing their love and their food. Those celebrating Diwali spend time with family and friends. They perform religious ceremonies to bring in wealth and prosperity for a new year, cook and eat delicious food, design rangolis, light up their lives by lighting diyas (small earthen lamps), candles and sometimes, by lighting fireworks....   [tags: essays research papers] 890 words
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Festival Experiences - Original Writing - Festival Experiences - Original Writing It was the weekend my mother and father had been preparing for all month. It was a hot May Friday afternoon in 1993 and we are all stationary on a road in Derbyshire. Ahead of us, a queue of cars stretches out of sight around the corner, we haven’t moved for twenty minutes. Most people have turned their engines off, and now my father does too. In the sudden silence we can hear the sound of rock music of what must be the sound of the first band of the ‘monsters of rock’ festival....   [tags: Papers] 1123 words
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Chanukah festival of Lights - Chanukah, festival of Lights* Festival of Lights Encourages a Celebration of Cultural Identity As Paula Marcus took an evening stroll last winter with her husband and son during their holiday visit to Jerusalem, they were stunned by the beauty they witnessed before them. In the front of virtually every home, people had built a glass case in order to display their menorahs during the Festival of Lights. "What was so incredible was the quality of the light that the menorahs gave off because in Israel, there’s a strong tradition associated with oil, so they use oil rather than candles over there, and the glow of the oil-lit flames was just beautiful," she said....   [tags: Religion Judaism] 1224 words
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The James Wright Festival - The James Wright Festival Part One After reading the poem entitled “Youth”, I felt that James Wright was not only describing the life of his father but also the lives of the many other factory workers in the Ohio Valley. Many of these workers had either dropped out of school or went straight to the factories after high school, never really getting a chance to enjoy their lives as young `````adults. I think that has something to do with the title of this poem. It’s clear that Wright knew his father and the other men were not satisfied with their jobs and just chose not to speak about it....   [tags: essays research papers] 840 words
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Woodstock Music Festival - WoodStock music festival, took place near Woodstock New York, on August 15, 16, and 17, 1969, and became a symbol of the 1960’s American counterculture and a milestone in the were often referred to as hippies and who characteristically rejected hartred and authority, protested against the Vietnam War, supported the civil rights movement, dressed differently, and experimented with sex and illegal use of drugs. Woodstock began by four partners Michael Lang, the manager of a rock band, Artie Kronfeld, an executive at Capitol Records, and two capitalists, John Roberts and Joel Rosenman....   [tags: essays research papers] 381 words
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Woodstock Music Festival - Woodstock In 1970 a two-hundred and thirty minute documentary was released entitled "Woodstock." This documentary has set the standard for other documentaries to come. This documentary covers a three day festival that was held in August of 1969. The festival symbolized the ideas of the late 1960’s in terms of music, politics, and society in general. The documentary depicted the event as a major love and drug fest. Woodstock was a historic event that was the idea of four men by the names of Michael Lang, John Roberts, Joel Roseman, and Artie Kornfeld....   [tags: Music] 1914 words
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Saint Louis 1904 - Festival Hall - Saint Louis 1904 - Festival Hall In 1901 Cass Gilbert (1859-1934) designed the elaborate hall for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, held in Saint Louis in 1904. This short-lived structure deserves attention, as it was a main focus of the fair and an important benchmark in its designer's career. Born in Ohio, Cass Gilbert studied at MIT and in Europe he subsequently set up practice in St. Paul with a former classmate, James Knox Taylor. After a ten-year partnership they split and Gilbert moved on to New York City....   [tags: Architecture History]
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The Seaside Music Festival Wrap Up-May 21st and 22nd - The Seaside Music Festival Wrap Up-May 21st and 22nd In the early 1900s it was a challenge to come up with a scheme to build on oceanfront property and attract people to come there. Now, generations later, the little town of Seaside Heights has received so much attention that it’s a wonder they haven’t transplanted The Brooklyn Bridge to Toms River just so tourists would be more comfortable crossing into the land of sea, sun and sin. The lure of Seaside Heights has attracted every legion of people from all over the tri-state area to this family oriented town for years....   [tags: Event Analysis ] 1431 words
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Metro Manila Film Festival: Taste of Filipino Movies on Christmas - While the children are very busy collecting their gifts from their godparents, actors and film staffs are also busy creating such wondrous movie as their entry to the Metro Manila Film Festival. MMFF as its shortened name, it is the annual celebration of the Filipino talents in the movie industry. Usually held during the Christmas season, it recognizes the role of the film industry in providing artistic depictions of the Philippine stories and history. And as the time passes by, Metro Manila Film Festival has become part of the Filipino’s yearly celebration of Christmas....   [tags: children, filipino community]
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Differing Views on the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival - Differing Views on the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival On August 15, 1969 at five-o’clock p.m., on a 600-acre hog farm in the small town of Bethel, NY, Richie Havens took the stage as the opening act at the legendary Woodstock Festival. Destined to become the largest gathering of people in one place at one time, Woodstock stood for three days of peace, love, and music amidst the horrors of the Vietnam War. Hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children made their way to the Catskills in New York to take part in the festival and hear their favorite music groups live....   [tags: American America History]
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The History of the Bands of America National Concert Band Festival - Since the early twentieth century, the role of music contests and festivals has been integral to the growth and development of school band programs, and parallel to this role has been the discussion of the function of competition in these events. In a study of the first national band tournament Holz (1960) asserted that “[The contest] provided the occasion and the reason for the merging of musical, educational, and commercial efforts in a common cause – the simultaneous democratization and artistic improvement of instrumental music in schools”....   [tags: Music]
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Embracing Cultures: The Chinese and The Scottish People - There are billions of people in the world and each of us are different in lot of ways. We all have an event that symbolize our cultures in some way. USA has the 4th of July as a special event to celebrate America independence from the British. The events that take place represent some form of freedom and independence. Without these celebrations the world we live in would be different; we wouldn’t know about our history and why we celebrate these events. This is a way we can learn about who we are as a culture and celebrate how far we have come....   [tags: family traditions, symbol, spring festival]
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Woodstock: The Rise of the Counter Culture - Along with the peak of several movements music began to reach a point of climax. Rock specifically began to flourish in the 1960’s, while expressing the voice of the liberated generation. It is the power of such trends that overall lead to what is known as the greatest music festival of all time: Woodstock Music and Art Fair. The festival started on August 15, 1969 on Max Yasgur’s farm in Bethel, New York. Appealing to the time period, Woodstock was designed to be Three Days of Peace and Music. However, many argue that it was more than just a musical art fair of peace, but a historically significant event that shifted American culture....   [tags: peace movement, music, hippie festival]
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Why is Diwali so Important that lots of People Celebrated it? - Diwali is the festival of light in the Hinduism religion. People celebrate Diwali for different reasons. Yet, Diwali is still celebrated for different reasons. Some people celebrate it for the return of Load Ram. People also celebrate it for the return of the Pandavas who came back 12 years after. Other will celebrate Diwali because of Krishna killed Nakasura (an evil demon). Why is Diwali so important that lots of people celebrated it. First of all, what is Diwali and why is it important. Then, why do people light candle on Diwali....   [tags: hinduism festival, diwali, load ram]
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A Brief History Of Rock And Roll And The Woodstock Music Festival Of 1969 - A Brief History of Rock and Roll and The Woodstock Music Festival of 1969 Throughout history, major social transformations have taken place that has changed how people perceive themselves and the world around them. With each social reformation, cultural forms and institutions also change as well as their meanings. For Example, the development of recording and electronic communication within United States capitalism spurred the unique coming together of music traditions in twentieth century United States society....   [tags: Music History] 1385 words
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Japanese Summer Festivals - Summer is the time for renewal and a chance to start over. Summer is the time when Japanese go all out in their festivals. You’ll see fireworks and beautifully colored paper mache floats. When you think of summer in Japan, you might imagine all the young girls wearing a yukata, or a summer kimono. You will see masses of people eating shaved ice-cream in the hot, humid weather. Not only are there winter and spring festivals, but there are summer festivals as well. Some festivals that occur during this season are: Sendai Tanabata Matsuri, O-bon, Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival, Nebuta Festival and the Dai-Chochin Matsuri....   [tags: japanese festivals, yamakasa]
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Vernacular Architecture - Mali is an African country. It is located in the hot desert in West Africa. The capital is Bamako .Mali has different type of Climate: tropical climate in the south and arid climate in the north. Droughts are frequent and the rainfall all over the country is negligible. It has two main seasons, the wet season from June to October and the cool and hot dry season the remainder of the year. We find some species of trees such as the doom palm, the baobab, and leguminous fruit bearing plants. History of Mali is very rich because of its very heterogeneous ethnic groups who did a lot in the past....   [tags: Mali, Dogon, Festival]
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An Investigation Into The Hypothesis That The Opening Of Festival Place In Basingstoke Has Had A Negative Impact On The Existing Town Centre - An Investigation Into The Hypothesis That The Opening Of Festival Place In Basingstoke Has Had A Negative Impact On The Existing Town Centre Introduction to Basingstoke Field Study. Hypothesis: The opening of Festival Place in Basingstoke has had a negative impact on the existing town centre. Organising Question: 1. How has Festival Place affected the existing town centre. Introduction: Based upon my personal experience visiting Basingstoke both before and after the construction of Festival Place, I predict that the hypothesis will be false....   [tags: Papers] 2402 words
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Taste of Asia Festival - All over the world there are charity programs to help the less fortunate. In Asia especially children are the ones who need the help of such institutions. Taste of Asia is a special Event for charity which takes place every year. Many Volunteers attend it to help the less fortunate, but it is also an opportunity for them to improve their Image. With various food to taste and interesting shows to watch, the Event offers something unique for the people. 1. Description of the event Location and date Taste of Asia takes place every year in San Diego....   [tags: Food Cooking] 1059 words
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Woodstock 69 - Woodstock 69 The Sixties were an exciting revolutionary period with great cultural change. Some people called it the "decade of discontent" due to the race riots in Detroit and LA, and the demonstrations against the Vietnam War. Other people called it the decade of "Peace, Love, and Harmony". The sixties were about assassination, unforgettable fashion, new styles of music, civil rights, gay and women's liberation, Vietnam, Neil Armstrong landing on the moon, peace marches, sexual freedom, drug experimentation, and Woodstock (Woodstock 1)....   [tags: Music History Woodstock Festival] 1468 words
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Production Notes - Production Notes Preface The slides and video that are found on this web site are recordings of a production of Measure for Measure mounted at the College of the Holy Cross in the fall of 1996. In February, 1997, the production was re-mounted at Brandeis University as part of the American College Theatre Festival. The following notes formed the conceptual basis for the production. First Response In the final months of the twentieth century, Measure provides us with a searing allegory about a society that is divided severely along economic and social lines....   [tags: College Theatre Festival Papers] 1740 words
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Playing God: Interpreting The Doctor’s Dilemma Set Design at Shaw Festival 2010 - Over a century ago, when Bernard Shaw wrote The Doctor’s Dilemma in 1906, England’s health care was terrifyingly primitive. If one had the misfortune of falling ill during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, essentially, one had the choice of two treatment options. The sufferer could either turn to the local druggist to purchase an expensive patent medicine, of which the ingredients largely comprised of opiates or alcohol and were consequently addictive; or, the patient could visit the equally costly doctor and receive a diagnosis which often led to a treatment involving sharp knives, bleeding, and the prescribing of more addictive drugs....   [tags: Film Review]
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Drug Use at Music Festivals -   Since the earliest days of human civilization music has been a key tool for communication of stories which carried emotions through them. If we think back to our youngest years of life music has surrounded us whether it was from our parents singing us lullabies or from some sort of toy that played music we can say that musical melodies have helped shape or lives one way or another. Once we start growing up and figuring out who we are our musical preferences change; some people like classical and some like punk....   [tags: Drug Use, Popular Culture]
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Japanese Culture: Summer Festivals - In Japan, spring is the season for renewal, rebirth, life and growth. When you think of spring in Japan, you would usually think of the cherry blossoms that bloom all throughout this country. The cherry blossoms are a symbol of “human life, transience, and nobleness.”(Spring, JNTO) There is more to spring than just the cherry blossom viewing. All throughout Japan, different prefectures are celebrating festivals to welcome the coming of spring and to pray for good health. Some of the festivals that might occur in Japan are: Dai Himonjiyaki, Yayoi Festival, Hina Matsuri, Kodomo no Hi, and Aoi Matsuri....   [tags: dolls, spring, rebirth]
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Woodstock - Woodstock One didn’t simply go to Woodstock: one lived through it. In August 1969, the Woodstock Festival was the largest counterculture event ever staged, attracting some 500,000 people and featuring many of the country’s top acts. Two decades later, Woodstock has come to mean more than just “three days of fun and music”; it symbolizes a time of community, exuberance, and intensity since lost. Woodstock festival gave power to the youth, united people of all ages, races, and sexes, and defined a generation, making it one of the most important musical events of all time....   [tags: Woodstock Festival Concerts Music Essays] 1667 words
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Analysis of Caribbean Festivals - The Caribbean is a region known not only for its sun, sand and sea, but its festivals. Also known as ‘Caribbean Carnival’, these festivals have spread to the diaspora. Oxford Dictionaries define carnival as, “a period of public revelry at a regular time each year, typically during the week before Lent in Roman Catholic countries, involving processions, music, dancing, and the use of masquerade.” The term and concept of ‘carnival’ originated in Italy, however, with the influence of African culture, carnivals in the Caribbean took on its own form....   [tags: caribbean carnival, trinidad and tobago]
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Australia’s Film Festivals - Language English Highlight Heading Australia’s film festivals Highlight Copy Explore your cinematic passions at Australia’s top film festivals. Article Heading Australia’s film festivals Explore your cinematic passions at Australia’s top film festivals. The diverse programs have something for everyone, whether you’re a documentary buff, Anime addict, budding filmmaker or just keen to see some acclaimed new releases. Be part of the buzz of the Melbourne International Film Festival or catch some much-anticipated world premieres at the Adelaide Film Festival....   [tags: Austraila] 1011 words
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Cultural Festivals - Every country in the world has its own festival and celebration. People all around the world love joining together and sharing good time through the festivals and celebrations. Festivals are great way to experience local culture. Sometime they even offer a glimpse into past. There are hundreds of festivals across the world. So are you ready to experience of fun and colorful festivals. Below are some of festivals from Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. Let’s start in Europe. Europeans have a lot of festivals that attract thousands....   [tags: Culture] 986 words
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Are Film Festivals Still Necessary? A Questionnaire - The aim of this questionnaire is to explore cinema audience's opinions of films and experiences of film festivals. There was a time in which film festivals 'presented a seductive return to classical cinephilia with their promise of a unique, unrepeatable experience frequently offering a rare opportunity to view films on the big screen before they disappear into the ether or only reappear in DVD' (Czach, 2010, p. 141). But what have they become lately. After the technological development that we have witnessed over the years, are film festival still necessary....   [tags: cinema audience's opinions, cinephilia ]
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Festivals and Holidays of India - There are many holidays and festivals in India. In my report I will explain what the holidays of Holi, Diwali, Dussera, and Basanto commemorate. I will give details about their dates and customs. ****************************** Holi: The Fire Festival The Hindu Fire Festival, called Holi or Basaat is celebrated in India on the fifteenth day of the Light Half of the Moon, in the Hindu month of Phalguna (March). Holi is a spring festival for Hindus. It is celebrated before the monsoon, the great rainstorms which come each year....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Festivals as a Celebration of a Christian Event - Festivals as a Celebration of a Christian Event Festivals are a celebration of a Christian event. The are seven main festivals these are: Advent, Christmas, the Epiphany, Ash Wednesday, Lent, Easter, Ascension Thursday and Pentecost Sunday. Advent is the first and most important in the church’s year. Advent is a period of four weeks that some Christians use as a countdown to Christmas. Advent is really a time of preparing for the coming of Christ. To celebrate Advent we have Advent customs....   [tags: Papers] 1221 words
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Analysis - Each of above designers prepares six slides which elucidate their deliberating method, product or how do they think during a design project. They have been limited for only eight minutes. First lecturer was Linda Juckic. She was wearing a fancy remarkable dress which was shining. Despite she is professional designer, she was very young. Because she was graphic designer, same as me, I try to write down everything about her presentation. Her slides were made up from a cropped image of her home or office with layout of bold white colored words higher up the image....   [tags: Sydney Design Festival] 1467 words
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Religious Festivals - Religious Festivals "Religious festivals in Christianity and Hinduism" The concept of religion has many different definitions, particularly amongst different societies and cultures. Many of the assumptions we hold about the characteristics of religion are given to us by the society we live in or by our community. Which for some people may be a religious community. When dealing with the signs of religion, there would be general agreement that Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism are religions, if for no other reason than because this is how they are described....   [tags: History] 1168 words
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Functions of festivals in Early Modern Europe - Functions of festivals in Early Modern Europe 'What were the functions of popular festivals, etc. in Early Modern Europe. And why did the authorities, civil and ecclesiastical seek to control or suppress them?' In Early Modern Europe festivals were the setting for heroes and their stories, to be celebrated by the populace. They posed a change from their everyday life. In those days people lived in remembrance of one festival and in expectance of the next. Different kinds of festivals were celebrated in different ways....   [tags: European Europe History] 2675 words
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Christian Festivals - Christian Festivals For a Christian, a festival is a time for celebration marked by special event or occasion. In Christianity there is a calendar which is made up by seasons, in which Christian festivals take place. In each season there are a number of cycles. There are two main cycles in the Christian calendar. One of them is the Christmas-cycle. The other cycle is the Easter-cycle which is made up of Lent, Holy Week, Easter and Pentecost. In the Catholic Church the Easter cycle usually falls between March 22 and April 25....   [tags: Papers] 629 words
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Christians' Response to the Variety of Christian Festivals - Christians' Response to the Variety of Christian Festivals Festivals can affect us in many ways; they can affect our lifestyles, attitudes and behaviour. This can happen due to the example and teachings of Jesus. The first festival I will be looking at will be advent. Advent is a time for preparation, we think about how we too can prepare for the birth of Jesus. Just like John the Baptist prepared by baptising the people. We can do this by going to confession. This can change our lives because Christians believe that by going to confession our sins will be cleansed....   [tags: Papers] 562 words
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Hinduism and Goat Meat - Brahmans are not supposed to eat non veg food but somehow traditional trend allowed to eat fish and goat meat in Brahmins families. Hindu culture at large is divided into many subset and Dasara is a very popular Hindu festival among all, regardless of the different practices or belief. Goat meat are the major source of meat production mainly in India and Nepal. The Significant of the Goat meat is on the Hindu festival called “Dasara” where most people in south east asia prefer to eat it. At the last day of Dasara, Animal sacrifice is practiced in some Eastern states of India and Nepal and killed animal are eaten after sacrificed....   [tags: Brahmans, festivals, religious] 734 words
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How Christians Respond to the Variety of Christian Festivals - How Christians Respond to the Variety of Christian Festivals There are many festivals for us to respond to and the first festival is Christmas. The festival of Christmas is a time when we remember the birth of Jesus and how he died for us. During Christmas and the time leading up to it we change our attitudes and behaviour towards people who are in need of help or care e.g. the poor. We do this by giving food to the school hamper or raising money for charity. We also change our lifestyles by doing things we normally wouldn’t, like try to be more friendly towards people we may not like or just be more friendly in general....   [tags: Papers] 669 words
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Indigenous Religions of South Africa - Rites, Rituals and Festivals Both the San people and the Bantu speaking people had approximately four life cycle events that was usually celebrated ceremoniously, these events where seen as significant milestones and therefore a religious ceremony was required to acknowledge the event. These four life cycle events can basically be identified as birth, coming of age, marriage and death cycles. On special occasions there was also festivals, these festival were usually held annually and where concerned with rain or seasonal change....   [tags: Rites, Rituals and Festivals]
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The Roles of Festivals in Learning About One's Faith - The Roles of Festivals in Learning About One's Faith According to Jews, each individual has a strong duty to uphold their covenant with God. In fact, this is possibly the most important thing a Jew does during his/her lifetime: love and honour God’s commands and wishes. It is essential that all Jews, adults and children, understand what this means. Festivals are used to rejoice but they also have a strong message that will help Jews to follow the Torah and to love God....   [tags: Papers] 686 words
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How Christians Celebrate Religious Festivals and Why they Continue to Celebrate Them Today - How Christians Celebrate Religious Festivals and Why they Continue to Celebrate Them Today The church year is called the liturgical year, which begins with Advent, and it has many liturgical seasons. Each season has one or more religious festivals. Festivals are celebrations to remember the important events in Jesus' life. There are three cycles in the Christian year, these are; (i) The Christmas cycle begins with Advent , a period of preparation prior to Christmas Day, December 25th, when Jesus was born....   [tags: Papers] 730 words
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Festivals as Ways to Learn About Faith - Festivals as Ways to Learn About Faith Pesach is the biggest of the three pilgrim festivals, along with Sukkot and Shavuot and these all commemorate the period in history that the Jews pilgrimed from Egypt to the Promised Land of Israel. The first day of Passover is the same day as the commemoration of the destruction of the temple and this is insisted by the Talmud. The symbolism of the name Passover reminds Jews of the tenth plague, the killing of the first born to the Egyptian families, when the Jews were instructed to put sheep's blood on their homes to identify their homes to God so he could Passover and...   [tags: Papers] 3321 words
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Popularization of Culture: The Arizona Renaissance Fair and Contemporary American Belly Dance - In this Chapter, I explore a contemporary venue for belly dance in America, the Arizona Renaissance Festival. I examine how belly dance functions at the festival and how the festival uses the past as an exotic entity. The Arizona Renaissance Festival creates a fantasy culture for entertainment and reinforces America’s ties to a European heritage. Contemporary representations of belly dance are examined, illustrating how this multifaceted dance simultaneously connects to and denies its Orientalist roots in America....   [tags: Dance] 2525 words
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The 40 Year Anniversary of Woodstock - In the summer of 1969, a music festival called, “Woodstock”, took place for three straight days in Upstate, New York, with thirty-two musical acts playing, and 500,000 people from around the world coming to join this musical, peaceful movement. Woodstock started out being a small concert, created to locally promote peace in the world, by the power of music and its lyrics. Now, Woodstock is still being celebrated over 40 years later. The chaotic political climate that the ‘baby boomers’ were growing up in is most likely the reason for this event becoming of such an importance to the world....   [tags: woodstock, ] 1459 words
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Cultural Management in Chile - Introduction Events nowadays, constitute one of the most exciting and fastest growing form of business, cultural development, and truisms. Festivals and events in general, are popular ventures to improve the tourism sector, indeed it is suggested that in this developed world, regions are looking to develop festival as a powerful tool to enhance cities and to reinforce also the identity. Events are characterised for a temporary occurrence and uniqueness –planned or unplanned-, which makes them very appealing for the public and also is what makes them special and distinguish among the permanent institutions....   [tags: Business Management ]
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From Korea to Harvard - From Korea to Harvard My experience at the international science festival festival last summer was definitely one of the best times I've had. The ten days I spent in Seoul, South Korea, were not just about traveling to a foreign country or even about learning science. To me, the festival was more about meeting people and understanding their cultures. The opening ceremonies of the festival immediately ignited my excitement. I was surrounded on all sides by students from all over the Pacific Rim: Australia, New Zealand, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand, Japan, and of course, Korea....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 487 words
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Woodstock: An American Icon - Many times, people have very different ideas about what makes an icon. Our icons may be singers, dancers, athletes, actors or politicians. We may not even know what the criteria would be for an icon, but we know one when we see it. One of the greatest American icons in history is the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival. To say that Woodstock isn’t an icon would be like saying that the music wasn’t a dynamic character in the movie “Star Wars” or “The Phantom of the Opera”. An Icon must encompass a distinct ideology, and nothing ushered in our generation’s journey to the end of the innocence like Woodstock....   [tags: Woodstock]
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Lucrative Escapade Las Vegas - ... The year round destination Las Vegas keeps a nice and overwhelming atmosphere at the time of New Year, Christmas, Valentine’s Day and plenty of other festivals and events that involve bachelorism and a tendency of enjoying the best without thinking of funds. Visiting in non-peak seasons can get one an affordable range of holiday deals along with cheap flight fares for Las Vegas and many other offers alluring travellers to this mind-blowing city. Attractions Places to Visit The wide range of replicas depicting every famous part of the world, magnetizing casinos and royal hotels are among the prime attractions of this incredible conurbation of North America....   [tags: entertainment, casinos, visit] 680 words
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Cultural Movement: The Hippie Movement - By the early 1960’s, America experienced a cultural movement of seismic proportions; primarily within it’s youth. Appropriately deemed the counterculture, this social metamorphosis was based upon a transition from strict long-held American values to a widespread antiestablishment attitude. The hippie movement, as it was commonly called, began as a youth movement in 1960’s America. College-aged men and women throughout the United States adopted an entirely new belief system and way of life; this cultural phenomenon would soon become known as the hippie movement....   [tags: mainstream society, sexual promiscuity]
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The Hippie Generation Changed the World - These young people were growing their hair long, participating in free love, and flexing their flower power. The hippie generation was not all about rebelling againsed their parents or doing drugs and having sex, Hippies are people who believe that the way to peace is love. They believe that in order to love one another it is important that they accept one another for who they are but the people in their time others did not see this. They just saw kids that were breaking the law. They did many wild things that people other than the hippies frowned upon like, doing many different drugs and experimenting with sex, listening to loud music and holding war protests....   [tags: Hippies, ] 703 words
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Hinduism and Buddhism -      Throughout the world, different nations have different beliefs or religion. Some religions evolve from others, and others are combination of other religions. Religion is a way of life, a lifestyle; it should dictate how you live your life. For instance, in India, Buddhism evolved from Hinduism, a religion were people believe in 300, 000 gods. Even though, Hinduism and Buddhism have different similarities such as believes in god, soul, and rituals, which in some ways connected to each other, both religions believe of what happens after life....   [tags: Religion Religious Essays Papers] 1023 words
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10 Good Reasons to Visit Ireland - ... So book that car rental and get exploring the Emerald Isle. 4. Irish Food and Drink. It’s fair to say that Ireland is not blessed with the culinery delights of France, Spain or Italy, but you have a huge selection of international dineries in most large towns, with Chinese restaurants prominent for example. If dining in an Irish restaurant, you will certainly enjoy the taste of Irish cuisine, Irish stew made with lamb or beef is one dish, another is bacon and cabbage. These are the traditional foods enjoyed by the people....   [tags: ireland, irish food, irish music] 699 words
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