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  Renaissance festival books - Festivals in Spain
For festivals this meant primarily the renewal of the antique triumphal entry, the use of decorations with classical allusions, such as triumphal arches, and the references to classical mythology.
Religious festivities similarly belonged to this common festival culture, employing the same types of forms and of content as secular celebrations.
Festivals were essentially urban celebrations; even courtly occasions such as entries or funerals were organised, carried out and paid for by the cities.
www.bl.uk /treasures/festivalbooks/spanish.html   (995 words)

 India Fairs Festivals,Indian Festival,Indian Religious Festival,Indian Festival Calendar,Indian Fairs and ...
Diwali is the festival of Laxmi, the Goddess of prosperity and wealth.
The Gangaur Festival is the colourful and most important local festival of Rajasthan and is observed throughout the State with great fervour and devotion by womenfolk who worship Gauri, the consort of Lord Shiva during July-Aug. It is the celebration of monsoon, harvest and marital fidelity in Jaipur.
Teej is the festival of swings and rains.
www.travelportalindia.com /fairs-festivals-india   (911 words)

 Religious Festival Draws Iraqis, Police, Thousands of Police, Iraqi Soldiers Deploy in Holy City of Karbala for ...
Religious Festival Draws Iraqis, Police, Thousands of Police, Iraqi Soldiers Deploy in Holy City of Karbala for Religious Festival - CBS News
Thousands of police, Iraqi soldiers deploy in holy city of Karbala for religious festival
Officials have said they expect as many as 3 million people at the festival observing the birthday of Imam al-Mahdi al-Muntadhar, a 9th-century religious leader.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2006/09/09/ap/world/mainD8K17JQ00.shtml   (661 words)

 The Super Bowl as Religious Festival
Yet there is a remarkable sense in which the Super Bowl functions as a major religious festival for American culture, for the event signals a convergence of sports, politics and myth.
And the political appeal of the festival is not restricted to its endorsement by political figures such as President Reagan, who pronounced the 1984 Super Bowl’s benediction.
And as a cultural festival, it commands vast allegiance while dramatizing and reinforcing the religious myths of national innocence and apotheosis.
www.religion-online.org /showarticle.asp?title=1375   (1218 words)

 Magnum Search results for: Keyword : Religious festival
These pictures are part of a project called The Lands of Noah, whose aim is to document the lives of various small communities across the world.
Singing traditional songs and playing a fake tambourine during a religious festival.
Religious parade organised the night before Mardi Gras by Pentecostal churches as a reaction against the other non religious parades and to try to convince people not to take part in the immoral activities of Mardi Gras (without success).
www.magnumphotos.com /Archive/C.aspx?VP=XSpecific_MAG.DirectSearch_VPage&KWID=2TYRF9S1CBV&SSO=T   (422 words)

  Kedu Festival Orissa,Kedu Religious Festival,Orissa Religious Festivals
Kedu is the most important festival of the 'Kondhs' of Phulbani, where they are largely concentrated.
This festival was well known for the human sacrifice 'Meria' which was totally stopped during the British rule in India.
This festival continues for five days and different rituals are prescribed for each day.
www.indiantravelportal.com /orissa/festivals/kedu-festival.html   (215 words)

  1stganeshfestival.com -The first Ganesh Festival in Mumbai
The festival, as the rulers saw it, was a clever device to conduct political activities under religious grab.
To ban a popular religious festival was to invite a political disaster, to allow it to grow, the way it did, was equally dangerous.
Such festivals, he said, provided great opportunities to the educated classes to come into close contact with the illiterate masses, to “enter into their very spirit”, and to disseminate ethical, social and political ideals among the common people.
www.1stganeshfestival.com /section5/section5b3.htm   (816 words)

 Wiccan Definitions   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Samhain: A Wiccan religious festival celebrated on October 31st, which marks the end of the Goddess ruled summer and marks the arrival of the God ruled winter..
Religious festivals are held in observance of the Full Moon and other astronomical phenomena.
Yule: A Wiccan religious festival celebrated on the Winter Solstice (the longest night of the year) that marks the rebirth of the Sun.
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 Festival Proposal for the Waldorf School
This is an attempt to create a festival schedule that will combine the most meaningful aspects of traditionally celebrated festivals with the need to present an calendar that speaks to families and communities coming into the Waldorf system in the United States at the end of the twentieth century.
However ancient the origins of these festivals may be, their current form often links them with one specific religious orientation to the exclusion of others.
The practice of celebrating festivals is important for many reasons, among them because they add meaning to life, connect individuals with the spiritual source within them and the natural world, and add a periodic rhythm to living.
www.bobnancy.com /waldorf/festival.html   (5936 words)

 Singapore Paranormal Investigators
When religious myths or narratives are separated from their rituals, they are no longer religious myths or narratives, but merely literature or art [1].
If Chinese religious narrative and ritual are not radically different from the ethos of a society, how can they as suggested by contemporary scholars of religious studies, function as 'other' [7] resources to challenge the values and practices of this-world.
In the Ghost Festival, the Taoist believers' strong sense of obligation to assist deceased non-kin in suffering situations is extended to strangers in difficult situations, especially those who do not have family and hence gain no care and no food, similar to the case of hungry ghosts.
www.spi.com.sg /spi_files/hungry_ghost_2003/main.htm   (7126 words)

 festival - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Festivals and Feasts, in secular society, communal celebrations involving carefully planned programmes, outpourings of respect, rejoicing, or high...
Holiday, extended period of recreation, originally a “holy day” or a religious festival.
China: More anniversaries of national humiliation…, Christmas: At Christmas play and make…, Festivals: The drunkards they are wading, The punks...
uk.encarta.msn.com /festival.html   (158 words)

 mauritius festivals
These festivals are of religious origins but some of the religious festivals have become national ones.
This religious festival is celebrated mostly by Indians of Tamil origin and is quite a sight.
This festival is preceded by a thorough cleaning of the home and is characterised by the traditional sharing of wax cakes amongst relatives and friends.
mauritius.voyaz.com /cultural_festivals.htm   (518 words)

 Calendar of Religious and Cultural Observances
Festival of Sacrifice marks the obedience of Ibrahim (Abraham) to God's will and is culmination of the Hajj when Muslims from all over the world make a pilgrimage to Makka (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia.
Celebrates the granting of religious freedom to Protestants in France with issuance of the Edict of Nantes.
Opportunity to discuss concept of religious tolerance in U.S. Students and employees for whom this is a time of religious significance could be absent.
www.fcps.edu /DHR/oec/relcal06.htm   (4040 words)

 At Least 39 Killed in Stampede in India - General - RedOrbit
After the stampede, tens of thousands of pilgrims continued worshipping at the festival area, which is spread across dozens of acres.
The Kumbh Mela festival is held every 12 years, timed in connection with alignments of the Sun and Jupiter.
While the main festival is held near the city of Allahabad, the Nasik festival is one of the "mini-Kumbhs" that are held more often.
www.redorbit.com /news/display?id=7060   (430 words)

 Section 144 bars Ahmadiyyas from holding religious festival in B'baria - The Daily Star, Bangladesh
Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat could not hold their earlier scheduled religious festival ‘Salana Jalsha’ in the district town due to imposition of Section 144 yesterday.
The Ahmadiyya Muslims protested the religious bigots’ barriers and imposing Section 144 by the district administration, and demanded giving back their mosque occupied by the fundamentalist force and legal help for holding its annual religious festival.
The religious bigots called a Tafsir Mahfil only to foil their religious festival, Ahmadiyya leaders said at a press conference.
www.thepersecution.org /world/bangladesh/2006/05/ds21.html   (272 words)

 Weather Undercuts Turnout And Events at DC Festival
The opening day of DC Festival, a Christian evangelical gathering on the Mall two years in the planning, was undercut by bad weather yesterday as heavy rain forced organizers to cancel many events and truncate their spiritual outreach.
Festival spokesman Craig Chastain said officials would decide early today about additional changes in the scheduled program and announce them on radio stations and the festival's Web site, http://www.dcfestival.com.
The aim of this "festival evangelism," pioneered by Palau, is to create a spiritual atmosphere without such religious trappings as clergy, hymns, robed choirs and long-winded praying.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2005/10/08/AR2005100801421.html   (544 words)

 Ancient Greek Festivals
Since there were male and female deities, it was common for men to predominate in the festivals for male deities and women to predominate in the female deities.
The festival honored the birth of Athena and centered on the presentation of a new peplos (robe) to the goddess.
It was a religious event so it would have been more reserved than a rock concert or a sports event but it was a lot more exciting than just going to a play.
www.fjkluth.com /festival.html   (5031 words)

 Tibet festivals, festivals of tibet, tibet festival tours, festivals celebrates in tibet, tibet festival guide, tibet ...
As the grandest religious festival in Tibet, religious dances are performed and thousands of monks gather for chanting before the Jokhang Temple.
During the festival, giant Thangkas of the Buddha is unveiled in Drepung Monastery and Tibetan opera troupes perform operas at Norbulingka.
Its common name is " Lantern Festival".Tsong Khapa Butter Lamp Festival falls on 25th day of the 10th Tibetan month, when myriads of butter lamps are lit on rooftops, and prayers are chanted, to memorize the passing away of Tsong Khapa who was a great religious reformer and adept in Buddhism.
www.tibettravelinfo.com /tibet-festivals.htm   (1101 words)

 Festivals-Losar festival,Jomu festival,chosker festival of arunachal pradesh-webindi123.com
The festival is celebrated to commemorate the advent of new year.
A religious festivals of the Monpas, this is a get together sort of festival which is observed after the completion of sowing of seeds between the 5
In this festival the villagers go to the Gompa in their traditional dress.
www.webindia123.com /arunachal/festivals/festival5.htm   (338 words)

 Mahamastak Abhisheka,Mahamastakabhishek Jain Religious Festival,Jain Religious Festival of India
Central to the Jain philosophy is the doctrine of an extreme form of self-conquest by virtue of which Jainism is regarded as the most rigorous ascetic faith in the world.
The festival of Deep Diwali is celebrated 10 days after Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights.
An array of lamps is lit in all the Jain religious shrines to compensate for the darkness caused by the passing away of the ‘light of the world’.
www.indiasite.com /festivals/mahamastakabhisheka.html   (633 words)

 Religious festival Summary
The Islamic religious year is highlighted by two major events that are enjoined by the Qurʾān and that are celebrated all over the Muslim world.
A religious festival is a time of special importance marked by adherents to that religion.
Religious festivals are commonly celebrated on reoccurring cycles in a calendar year or lunar calendar.
www.bookrags.com /Religious_festival   (132 words)

 Bhutan festival tours, festival calendar and information of Bhuddhist festivals of Bhutan.
Religious festivals are important events throughout the Tibetan Buddhist world - commemorating the deeds of Buddha, or those of the great masters of the past associated with one Buddhist tradition or another.
Of these festivals the Paro Tsechu, in the spring, and the Wangue and Thimpu Tsechus, in the fall, are the most impressive.
The festivals in Bumthang and East Bhutan attract fewer tourists and those who want to get a more authentic flavor of Bhutan's cultural and religious extravaganza will be well rewarded.
www.visitnepal.com /getaway/bhutan/festivals/index.html   (425 words)

 Tibet introduction: festival
The festivals are often rituals, farming events, commemorations, celebrations, social gatherings or simple amusement, which reflect the historical roots of the Tibetan ethnic people, their religious belief and closeness to nature.
During the festive celebration, Barkhor Street in Lhasa is crowded with people and by nightfall is brightly lit with thousands of lamps made of butter in an intriguing assortment of designs.
From the beginning of the 18th century, the main site of the festival was moved to Norbu Lingka and celebrations became formalized which include shining of the Buddha's portrait, folk amusement at the local park and performances of Tibetan operas.
www.toptrip.cc /tibet/festival.htm   (796 words)

 The Great Ashtanika Festival
It is a festival for the pursuit of the soul.
The purpose of religious festivals is to develop feelings of detachment from worldly affairs.
In the ritual we worship and glorify the Siddhas.
www.jainworld.com /education/veetrag2/lesson08.htm   (768 words)

 Lhasa Festival Culture - Tibet Travel Information
As a beautiful flower of Chinese folkloric culture, Tibetan festival culture is an important component of Tibetan folkloric culture, ancient culture and religious culture.
After that, it is continuously enlarged and enriched, becoming a fixed and popular religious festival and lasting until today, with a larger size than is was set up.
Ongkor Festival is observed only in farming villages, especially in the countries in middle reaches of Yarlung Tsangpo and the ones besides Lhasa River.
www.tibettravel.info /lhasa/lhasa-festivals.html   (1229 words)

 Tibetan Festivals, Tibet Festival, Travel to Tibet, Tibet Trip
Preparations for the festive event are manifested by special offerings to family shrine deities, painted doors with religious symbols, and other painstaking jobs done to prepare for the event.
The origin of the festival started from the 17th century when pilgrims served yoghurt to the monks who stopped for their summer retreat.
It is a festival when myriads of butter lamps are lit on rooftops with prayers chanted to commemorate the loss of Tsong Khapa who was a great religious reformer adept in Buddhism.
www.travelchinaguide.com /cityguides/tibet/festival.htm   (1231 words)

 The Greek city-states and the religious festival   (Site not responding. Last check: )
One difference between the ancient and modern Olympic Games is that the ancient games were played within the context of a religious festival.
The Games were held in honor of Zeus, the king of the Greek gods, and a sacrifice of 100 oxen was made to the god on the middle day of the festival.
This exhibit is a subset of materials from the Perseus Project database and is copyrighted.
www.perseus.tufts.edu /Olympics/rel.html   (451 words)

 J.F.Tours and Travels: General information about Sri lanka
A colourful religious festival at the kelaniya temple.
A religious festival, which is celebrated by the Buddhists.
A colourful religious festival in Kandy, which is celebrated by the Buddhists.
www.jftours.com /general.htm   (207 words)

 festival | The News is NowPublic.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Pattaya Music Festival 2007,16 Mar 2007 - 18 Mar 2007 Place Pattaya, Chon Buri Pattaya Music Festival Beach, Chonburi.Without a doubt the biggest musical event any year, the Pattaya Music Festival features every possible type of music and musicians and bands at the forefront of the Thai music...
Exclusive Chinese New Year is the most important festival to the ethnic Chinese in Singapore.
It is like no other festivals as people will not hesitate to spend an entire month's salary on preparing for this very important day.
www.nowpublic.com /tags/festival   (633 words)

 Iraq Shiite pilgrims celebrate festival - Boston.com
Iraq's Sunni Arab vice president renewed his call for Sunni-led insurgents to quickly join the Shiite prime minister's national reconciliation effort, while a Shiite festival that drew millions of pilgrims was held without bloodshed Saturday.
Officials said they expected as many as 3 million pilgrims at the religious festival in the holy city of Karbala to mark the 15th day of Shaaban on Sept. 9, 2006, the birthday of the 9th-century religious Shiite saint.
But while several attacks on processions heading to the city were reported in the days before the festival, the event itself passed off without violence and authorities lifted the vehicle ban Saturday afternoon.
www.boston.com /news/world/middleeast/articles/2006/09/09/religious_festival_draws_iraqis_police   (902 words)

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