There is little doubt that travel is a culturally enlightening experience. It can be fascinating to immerse yourself into a country’s gastronomy and landscapes; but how often do we stop to think about the belief systems of the countries we visit? Unfortunately, some of the ways of understanding the world have been misrepresented and misunderstood for centuries, so I’m going to dispel some of these myths by talking about the history that came to create these belief systems.
There are many Native American Cultural Centers in the US that exist to increase awareness of our history and the Native people. Below are some of the well-known cultural centers to help you get started on your Native American Culture tour.
Enjoyed by millions of people around the world each year, kite festivals provide a fun day out for both travelers and local residents alike. Whether you have a passion for kites or just want to take some time out to stop and appreciate the wonder of a sky full of brightly-colored “wings”, you are sure to find a kite festival around Australia you can visit. Enjoy the fresh air while taking in the view of hundreds of colorful kites at festivals that are held all around the country. Read on for five great kite events you can check out in 2014.
With this summer’s World Cup on the horizon, who is your favorite for the title? Many punters will have a bet on Brazil, but Germany and Spain will always figure highly.
Whether you celebrate it on the first of January according to the Gregorian calendar or at another time according to other varied calendars, the New Year has one thing in common: It is a pretty big deal. People plan for weeks, dress up, and travel to places and if you are in a really cheesy movie schedule fateful meetings on top of famous monuments. Fireworks, music, and drinking make obvious our tremendous joy at the earth having completed an entire revolution (well…nearly) around the sun. There is no denying it; we humans adore both new beginnings and happy endings.
It is probably one of the biggest birthday celebrations around the world: with more than two billion disciples, almost a third of world’s population is likely to celebrate Christmas, the annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus. Albeit having its seed in religious belief, Christmas seemingly grew into a massive global shopping spree in winter, turning the ancient idea of gift giving into a commercial manifestation. However, there are still plenty of traditions celebrating this time of the year around the globe, as manifold and wondrous as the world itself…
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