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Oruro Carnival in Bolivia, Don’t Miss It on The March

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Carnaval de Oruro take place in an old mining town of Oruro, located in the AndeanAltiplano region. During Carnival, thousands of visitors will flock to the city to take part inthe celebration. Oruro Carnival is basically a long weekend party, where thousands of dancers and musicians from all over Bolivia in costume will parade through the streets of the city. This course presents a lively and festive atmosphere. Being part of this carnival seems to be a moment of unforgettable visit [...]

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Valentine’s Day Tradition in Japan

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In Japan, Valentine’s Day has emerged thanks to massive marketing, as a day where women give the men that they love chocolate candy. But this is not done voluntarily but rather becomes an obligation, especially for those who work in offices. They give chocolates to all their male colleagues, sometimes at great cost. Chocolate is known as the Giri-choko, from the words giri (obligation) and choco (chocolate). Then thanks to marketing efforts further, a day counter, called “White Day” (White [...]

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African tattoos and their meanings are different for men and women. A tattoo made on women was associated with fertility. However, among men African tribal tattoo designs often indicated social rank, traits of character, political status and religious authority. The tattoos were made at different times in life. The scars were added on the women at puberty, after the birth of the first child or also at the end of breastfeeding, which was made to highlight the bravery of a woman [...]

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Amazing Christmas in Vatican City, Italy

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Vatican City includes the spiritual dimension in general, but its atmosphere is thicker Christmas again. Fragrant aroma of roasted chestnuts nuts on the street and all the town filled with presepi (Nativity scene). The places that need to be visited: the Court of St. Peter, Piazza Navona, Church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli the Capitoline Hill. Vatican City is the most interesting places pilgrims. Christmas Midnight Mass in the Basilica of St Peter, or at noon on May 25 December is a memorable occasion One place [...]

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For the Javanese, an annual event called nyadran or sadranan is an expression of socio-religious reflection. This is done within the framework of religious visit to the graves of the leluhur.Tradisi is understood as a form of preservation of cultural heritage and traditions of the ancestors. Nyadran in Javanese tradition is usually done in a particular month, such as before the month of Ramadan, ie Sha’ban or Ruwah. Nyadran with grave pilgrimages are two religious cultural expressions that have similar dalamTradisi and [...]

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