The Sisters of Mercy is an English rock band which is awarded as the Best 80’s goth band in the World Goth Day Awards 2012. World Goth Day is a “day where the goth scene gets to celebrate it’s own being, and an opportunity to make its presence known to the rest of the world”.
Today May 22, 2012, is the World Goth Day.
Each year the Annapolis Naval Academy freshman class, known as ‘Plebes,’ climb a monument covered in lard to retrieve the Plebian Sailor’s hat and replace it with an officer’s hat. The tradition is one step in marking the end of wearing freshman headgear and moving up to headgear more like a U.S. Naval officer.
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The Supermoon, so called because the bigger and brightest Moon of the year, already gone here in Thailand. Now our satellite pass over its perigee, the point of minimal distance to the Earth.
The Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan was huge and wild as everybody expected.
This year’s Scorpio Full Moon arrives during Beltane (May 1-5), the Celtic earth festival that celebrates the beginning of Summer. The Wheel of the Year describes the process of life, death and rebirth here on Earth.
This Scorpio Full Moon is also called the Wesak Moon, the most auspicious day in Buddhism, for it celebrates the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha.
Vang Vieng, deep in the jungle of Laos, is a backpacker paradise where there are no rules. Last year at least 27 travellers died there, and countless more were injured…
The Tough Mudder is a 10-12 mile, 3 hour long obstacle course designed by British Special Forces. It’s probably one of the hardest obstacle events in the world. BIC Flex4 razors think it takes a real guy (or woman) to step up to the challenge. Do you have what it takes to complete in the Tough Mudder? Take a look at some of the most difficult obstacles and see for yourself.
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La Tomatina is is held on the last Wednesday of August in the Valencian town of Buñol in which participants throw tomatoes and get involved in this tomato fight purely for fun.
The origins of La Tomatina was back in the 1945 when some men starts a root because they don’t agree to stay in the back during a parade of Gigantes Y Cabezudos (Giants and Big-heads). They used as weapons the tomatoes as a nearby stand of vegetables offers at moment.
The fighting was stopped by the police and some of them have to pay for the damages occurs. The following year the fight has been repeated and the police stop the fight again, and this happen every year at the same day, until the 1950 when the event was established when the Buñol residents forced the authorities to not interfere and also to release all the boys who had been imprisoned for.
The authorities tried to stop the party in the following years again, but many people wanted the event came official and in the 1957 most of them planned to celebrate “The Tomato’s Funeral” with musicians playing funeral marches and some theatrical features and the main attraction was a coffin with a giant tomato placed inside.
Authorities considering the popular demand, decided to place some rules and the party became
definitely a official party in Buñol celebrated every year.
The festivities begin in the morning with the “Palo Jabón” (Greasy Pole) where the participants have to climb the greasy pole to pick a ham on the top. Once someone is able to reach the ham and drop it down, the tomato fighting starts.
The party is so pleased by locals that they reply La Tomatina more times in a year, in March and May.
The Songkran Festival in Thailand, is the Buddhist celebration of the New Year Day. It happen in April 13 to 15 but in some cities is a seven days long holiday.
The original means of throwing the water is a way to respect the people, blessing and wishing good luck to them, but the holiday evolved in a playful water-fighting.
For some days people make a water fighting party everywhere which is the more flashy celebration, however the Songkran Festival has a religious meaning.
However the Songkran has a religious meaning, the more flashy celebration is a water fighting everywhere and everybody is involved!
The traditional greeting is “สวัสดีปีใหม่” (sawatdi pi mai), basically “Happy New Year”.