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National Cherry Blossom Festival - National Cherry Blossom Festival The festival I have picked to do is the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. I thought this festival was interesting because it is not just an average festival with delicious food, live music and countless family and friend activities, but a festival to celebrate and honor a friendship between two countries. I think that this is a festival everyone should go and see at least once in their life. The atmosphere of the people there and the color of the blossoms is just breathtaking, it is not something you can just look at from a photo, for a photo cannot capture the true beauty of it....   [tags: Festival, Washington DC, Festival Paper]
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The Tomorrow Land Festival in Belgium - TomorrowLand is a festival that’s held in Belgium annually. To put in perspective its popularity, it sells its capacity of tickets, 180,000, in less than an hour. Tomorrowland is arguably the most popular festival in the world. I’m going to discuss Tomorrowland’s transition to America and its effect on the American culture and musical trends. Tomorrowland debuted in Boom, Belgium, August 14th, 2005. The festival was founded by Manu and Michiel Beers, featuring up and coming electronic or EDM artists....   [tags: the most popular music festival in the world] 1867 words
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Songkran Festival or the Water Splashing Festival - The influential value system in Thailand which I decided to choose as the main topic of this report is, one of the most well-known Thai traditional festival, Songkran festival or Water Splashing festival. The reason why I chose this problem is that, despite Songkran festival is considered to be one of the main enjoyable Thai traditional custom promoting events which not only attract Thai people, but also foreign tourists to join. However, undeniably, it has the ethics-related issues in some perspectives which are quite questionable and need to be seriously concerned as well e.g....   [tags: influential value system in Thailand]
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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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An Inside Look at the Diwali Festival - ... He was unable to enter the room so he sat on the pile of ornaments and listened to the beautiful songs the wife was singing. Yama Raj left in the morning and the wife saved her husband from death. At sunset, Hindus bathe and offer up a diyas, or lamps, and sweets to Yama Raj (Diwali). The diyas lit for Yama Raj are supposed to burn into the night in reverence and adoration of Yama. Hindus pray to him for protection from death. (Diwali: Festival). The second day is Choti Diwali. Many of the activities performed throughout the first day, such as decorating the home and worshiping Lakshmi and Rama, are also performed on the second day (Diwali)....   [tags: Hindu tradition]
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Is The Japanese Gion Festival Sustainable? - Introduction Festivals are held in many areas in Japan. There are various kinds of them, small ones to big ones, or finish in one day to last several days. Usually Japanese festivals symbolize the cities or areas that the festivals are held or tell the traditions to the future generations. In this paper, what is sustainability and what is sustainable events will be revealed first. And then the Gion festival (祇園祭), one of the biggest festivals in Japan, will be described, and what impacts are brought to economic will be shown....   [tags: environmental, sociocultural and economic costs] 1232 words
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The Woodstock Music and Art Festival - Woodstock represented the youth counterculture of the late 1960’s that emerged in response to inequality of minority groups, the Vietnam War, and political divisions. The people of Woodstock Nation embraced antiauthoritarianism “in pursuit of utopian visions”, using rock and roll as the ultimate symbol to rally around. The music festival, starring some of music’s biggest names, shocked the country and left a legacy of peace, love, and nonviolence. Despite bad planning, Woodstock represented the collective values of a new generation in America....   [tags: the 1960's youth counterculture]
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1969 Woodstock Music Festival - ... John Roberts, Joel Rosenman, Artie Kornfeld and Michael Lang were the promoters of the festival. It was an idea that developed between all of them. The next thing the promoters had to do was organize and plan. At the beginning this event was opposed by many local townspeople. They revoked the festival permit, but then legal problems were solved and the organization of the event continued (Editors of Time Magazine 86). While planning the event, the number of people coming was a big factor. To estimate their numbers the promoters started to look at past concerts and festivals that had happened recently....   [tags: nation's attitude, peace] 1935 words
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Tomorrowland: Electronic Music Festival - Since 2005, the electronic music festival Tomorrowland has become one of the largest in Europe and worldwide. The Tomorrowland festival holds over three days on 27, 28 and 29 at the end of July. It takes place every year as the recreational area at De Schorre Boom, near Antwerp in Belgium. Tomorrowland takes place each year in a park with restaurants, cocktail bars, open bar and a nice lake crossed by wooden bridges and swans paddle shaped spaces. 15 scenes spread over the vast hilly terrain or stands Tomorrowland main stage has a natural arena for more than 30 000 places and its front is nearly 100m long and 35m high....   [tags: recreational, park, sleep, tickets] 737 words
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Remembering the Woodstock Festival - Woodstock History What is Woodstock. It is one of the most famous festivals in history due to the four young men John Roberts, Joel Rosenman, Artic Kohn, and Mike Lang. It was three days of peace and music. It took lots of planning most things didn’t even go right, for instance the location. They had planed to hold the event in Wallkill, New York but the town did not want to hold the festival there because all the violence due to Vietnam weeks before. They all freaked out trying to hurry and find a new location....   [tags: notorious music events, hippy movement]
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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 Woodstock Music Festival - Woodstock was a three day music festival famously known for “peace and music” it happened August 15 to August 18, 1969 It was held at a 600 acre farm Bethel, New York in the Catskill Mountains. The festival created massive traffic jams and extreme shortages of food, water, and medical and sanitary facilities, it is still known today to be one of the biggest concerts in history. Woodstock drew 400,000 young people including a man named TJ Eck who was 28 at the time and had a thrive for music, Woodstock was the perfect place for him....   [tags: bethel new york, traffic, commuters] 591 words
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The Essence Music Festival and Mardi Gras - Culture is an important aspect to the society we live in today. With the economy so hard to live in, it’s making it harder for the individuals to meet their needs. There are many cultures that are around the world that is different in many ways. One way that many cultures come together is through the cultural events today. Cultural events are events pertaining to cultures, such as a feast or festivals. By attending cultural events, you experience firsthand the diverse offering of culture and artistic expression found in a community....   [tags: cultural events]
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Happy Duanwu Festival! - ... Would you like to come with me?” This sounded like a great opportunity to escape this greenhouse of a living room. “Sure!” I readily agreed. After a short walk, Grandmother and I arrived at the supermarket. Grandmother carefully selected Chinese mushrooms and chestnuts while explaining how to pick the freshest ones. She bought glutinous rice, five-spice powder, pork, garlic, onion and salted duck eggs. When she was choosing raffia string, I slyly suggested buying different colours. Grandmother was slightly surprised and shot me a puzzled look but she obliged....   [tags: personal narrative] 715 words
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The Love Parade Festival Stampede 2010 - During Event The Love Parade Festival is the one day celebration of house and techno music; however, it became fatal in 2010 when a partygoer came upon a bottleneck in a tunnel and turning into raging stampede. The festival was thought to host only 300,000 but more than expected number of people ended up joining. The music festival was way too full; more than one million people were believed to have attended the event. The stampede occurred at about 1700 local time (1500 GMT) when many people accessed and left at the same time through the tunnel....   [tags: case study of crowd dynamics]
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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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The Road to Woodstock by Michael Lang - Woodstock: Three Days of Peace and Music The Road to Woodstock is the novel written by Michael Lang. Michael Lang was known as the man behind the legendary festival. Lang paints a vivid picture of how Woodstock changed America forever. He takes you through the hard work, dedication, passion, and struggles of creating the country’s most powerful music and peace festival in history. Michael Lang grew up in New York in the early fifties. He came from a middle-class family, and had a passion for music....   [tags: musicians, legendary festival]
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Culture and Customs of Equatorial Guinea - Equatorial Guinea is a country with a fascinating culture and customs. Equatorial Guinea is a country that is not so well known. Its traditions and celebrations are unique in other Spanish speaking countries because it is so far away. Equatorial Guinea is a country located in the western coast of Africa. The region is also known as Rio Muni. Equatorial Guinea borders a lot of countries which includes Gabon, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, and Cabinda. Equatorial Guinea is a country with interesting history....   [tags: traditions, festival, jobs]
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Student for Peace Was Guilty for Actions in New York City - ... City of Chicago (1949), Justice Jackson claims, “Rioting is a substantive evil, which I take it no one will deny that the State and City have the right and the duty to prevent and punish.” This means that if there is a riot the city or state has the rights to prevent or punish it. Also, in the Constitution it states, “ensure domestic tranquility”. This means that NYC needs to make peace. These relate to Students for Peace and New York City because to our case because Student for Peace were causing a riot....   [tags: festival, pictures,arrest] 748 words
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Al Jarreau is an Incredible Singer at Any Age - Expect world-renowned jazz singer Al Jarreau to perform his funky fresh tunes with no less vocal skill than in his younger years. Despite his age, Al has retained his credibility as a singer and performer. He incorporates several genres into his jazz including R&B, scat, funk and soul. He’s just as an impressive scat singer as ever, improvising with his nonsense syllables with eloquence- each syllable enhancing whatever the orchestra or sextet are playing in the background. Some of his scats, like in Roof Garden, replicate the tones of an electric guitar or bass as he belts out stock patterns and riffs while bending forward and playing the air guitar....   [tags: jass festival, guitar, symphony] 897 words
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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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Reflection of the IFFK - It speaks volumes of my love of cinema that despite being a ‘Trivandrumite’, this was my maiden experience of IFFK. My movie-watching is mostly confined to mainstream Malayalam movies, and the odd Hollywood flick I happen to catch on TV. And hence, I was at a loss to choose the right films to watch at the fest, eventually deciding to watch movies at random and at theatres that are convenient to reach and less crowded. In the end I managed to watch only ten films, a measly number when put against the numbers stacked up by most of the festival goers....   [tags: film festival, screen, theater] 790 words
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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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Funding a Nonprofit Book Festival - The roots of Non-for Profit organizations can be traced back all the way to ancient Egypt and Rome. However, their presence is even more important today than in yesteryear. According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, there are currently 1,514,821 tax-exempt organizations registered with the Internal Revenue Service in the United States. Nonprofit organizations pay a 4% annual excise tax on their annual investment income. All these organizations require funding to continue providing their services or supporting their constituents....   [tags: Process, Challenges, Money, Pros, Cons]
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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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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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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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Popular Chinese Festivals - Hong Kong's straight-laced, buttoned-down business reputation suggests a city that's idea of a party is champagne, cheeseboards, and soothing music. But don't be fooled. Beneath their suits, Hong Kong people have a party animal ready to escape—and it frequently does. Hong Kong has long been a stronghold of Chinese culture and its traditional festivals are celebrated with energy, color, and lots of noise. Because most Chinese festivals are linked to the phases of the moon, festivals don't have any fixed date....   [tags: celebrations, party, ancestors] 549 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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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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Manila: The Dazzling City - Manila Overview A perfect blend of past and future at same platform, the chaotic and sprawling conurbation of Philippines, Manila has gained its fame for hidden cultural values and traditions beneath the modern and populated society. The sparkling Philippine epicentre has been under the good books of Europeans from years for successful struggle from many historical events including World War II. The transformation process is still visible at the fabulous ruins and historical sites of Manila even now....   [tags: india, festivals, culture] 579 words
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Street Dance: Frolic Progress towards of Unity Amidst Diversity - After a 30 minutes travel from Gensan, we found our ways to Alabel, Sarangani, a beautiful flora and fauna town celebrating their third day of Munato Festival last Saturday. Sunlight immediately hit our faces and the air brushed by hair, everything just felt right, it’s surreal were in Alabel. We walk our way through the capitol, seeing hundreds of Sarangans wearing a smile, it was as though we had been here all my life. One of the highlights of the said festivity is the Street Dance Competition....   [tags: fetival, color, art, diversity, competition] 600 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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The Religions, Holidays, Festivals, and Food of Germany - The Religions, Holidays, Festivals, and Food of Germany Germany is a small country, yet multitudinous diversity composes it within. Composed of East and West Germany, the country has a variation of language, religion, and people (Germany 151). However, this diversity does not take away from the country, instead, it only makes the culture of Germany unique in many ways. Three very important aspects of the German culture that make the country distinct are religion, holidays, festivals, and food....   [tags: Papers] 1761 words
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