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Dwelling in Divine Providence: A Introduction to Sukkot for 2015/ 5776

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein | Posted 09.29.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

Called simply "The Festival," Jewish history books record Sukkot as was one of the greatest festivals anywhere in the ancient world. Thousands of musicians, performance artists and dancers filled the streets of ancient Jerusalem. It was a spiritual Carnival.

Nicki Minaj Doesn't Represent My Trinidad

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 09.24.2015 | Black Voices
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

Nicki Minaj has been one celebrity I have not wanted to write anything about because I can't decide how I feel about her. Honestly, I really don't know if I like her or not. The fact that she is Trini always had me reserving my initial opinion of her, waiting to see if there will be some redeeming quality appearing on the many forms of media, and I must say, most times I am disappointed.

Rihanna Queen of Crop Over

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 08.07.2015 | Black Voices
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

Rihanna was the star of Crop Over, and she never disappoints. But it is not just Rihanna's costume or celebrity that makes her a star in my eyes. It's her love of life and her love of family and friends, her ability to live her life by her rules and no one else's that makes her a Caribbean Girl.

New Mega Ships on the Way for Carnival Cruise Line!

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 07.30.2015 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

The race to sail the largest cruise ship is heating up among the world's cruise ship companies. Carnival announced its newly ordered ships will hold nearly 7,000 passengers each, making them literally floating cities.

Are Pride Parades Appropriate For Kids?

Jessica Joseph | Posted 06.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Jessica Joseph

Every Pride, every Carnival for me is living proof there is indeed freedom of expression. However all this freedom comes with responsibility. Kids come with responsibilities and some spaces are simply not age-appropriate for them.

See the Magic and Power of Brazilian Martial Art Capoeira at the Ginga Mundo Group Batizado June 18th, 19th and 20th in New York City

Christopher Lee Nutter | Posted 06.03.2015 | Arts
Christopher Lee Nutter

On June 18th, 19th and 20th, 2015, the Ginga Mundo school of the Brazilian martial art Capoeira will be hosting a Batizado (or "baptism") at Essex Street Academy, 350 Grand Street, Manhattan, along with performances and workshops that are open to all schools as well as open to the public.

The Perfect Beach To Retire In Latin America

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 05.20.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

On the golden coast of Panama's Azuero Peninsula sits the town of Pedasi, large enough so you could actually live there yet small enough to make you feel like an active stakeholder in a thriving community.

Artist Christopher Healey Travels To Mexico And Captures Fat Tuesday On Film

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 05.17.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

All Photographs (c) Christopher Healey, Courtesy of Christopher Healey Sending anyone into a carnival with a camera and asking for good photos is ki...

Germany, Off the Beaten Path

Findery | Posted 04.29.2015 | Travel

These are all worthy of discovery and showcase a lot of what the world knows and loves about the country and the culture. But if you want to see Germany in a different way, take the train or rent a car and head to the south to the countryside.

Carnival Looks Pretty Wild In Europe, Too

AP | Associated Press | Posted 02.19.2015 | World

MADRID (AP) — The wild and colorful costumes and masquerades that precede the Christian season of Lent have created popular festival traditions in S...

Bonaire's Adorable Little Kids Carnival (PHOTOS)

Sucheta Rawal | Posted 04.20.2015 | Travel
Sucheta Rawal

Carnival season is marked by parades, costumes, music, dance, and parties. From New Orleans to Rio de Janeiro, every city has its own unique charm when it comes to carnival festivities.

These Captivating Photos Of Carnival Show Latin America Knows How To Celebrate

The Huffington Post | Christy Havranek & Ana Benedetti | Posted 04.30.2015 | Latino Voices

A procession of colorful floats and samba dancers in Rio de Janeiro may be what comes to mind when talking about carnival, but the annual celebration ...

Mardi Gras: History, Traditions And Little-Known Facts

The Huffington Post | HuffPost Religion Editors | Posted 02.17.2015 | Religion

Mardi Gras falls on February 17, 2015. As it is commonly understood, Mardi Gras is a raucous celebratory affair that serves as a final shebang before...

10 Absolutely Gorgeous Photos Of Rio's Carnival

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 02.16.2015 | World

Thousands of dancers hit the streets of Brazil's Rio de Janeiro this weekend to celebrate the first days of the country's Carnival festivities. The 5-...

How The Grand Tradition Of Carnival Influenced Performance Art

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.15.2015 | Arts

The celebration known as Carnival has no singular description. In Trinidad and Tobago, it's celebrated before Ash Wednesday, sometimes with participan...

2 Shot Along Mardi Gras Parade Route, Police Say

AP | By STACEY PLAISANCE and CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 04.14.2015 | Crime

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A 19-year-old man opened fire near a popular all-female Mardi Gras parade, killing two people in the latest spate of violence to ...

This Is How One Spanish Town Gets Ready For Lent

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.29.2015 | Religion

Lent starts early this year -- but these Spaniards are ready. Hundreds of cheery festival-goers poured into the streets of the Galician town of Xin...

Dancing to the Rhythm of Caribbean Folklore: A Not-to-Miss Party in Colombia

Joanna Riquett | Posted 03.17.2015 | Travel
Joanna Riquett

I'm sitting in the terrace of a nice dessert restaurant in my hometown Barranquilla. It's five in the afternoon and the breeze is cool and soft. As I admire the sky changing colors I remember it's the last day I'll be enjoying this Caribbean breeze.

Amazing Photos From Spain's First Carnival Celebration of the Year

HuffPost Spain | Ana Aldea | Posted 01.05.2015 | Arts

The first carnival of the year in Spain is La Vijanera, which draws thousands of people to the Cantabrian town of Silió on the first Sunday in Januar...

12 Street Performances That Are Better Than Anything You'll See On TV

Posted 11.12.2014 | Entertainment

Step right up, folks! And welcome to the oldest, grandest, most splendiferous show on Earth. Matriculants of this ancient open-air university include ...

Here's The First Footage From 'AHS: Freak Show'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.01.2014 | Entertainment

Prepare to freak out. "American Horror Story: Freak Show" unveiled the first footage from Season 4 of the series in a new trailer, and things defin...

The Evolution of Anya: The Fashion Designer, the Mentor, the Winner

Danielle James | Posted 11.15.2014 | Style
Danielle James

Her presence is undeniable -- as all eyes turn to her in intrigue. Dressed in a zebra print jumpsuit (her own) and Gerard Yosca jewelry, a New York born and raised designer, the amalgamation of an island queen with a city chic cool style is here.

The Real Superheroes of P'Town Carnival

Irene Monroe | Posted 10.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

While inarguably P'Town is known as the best LGBTQ summer resort on the East Coast, and this year marked the 36th anniversary of Carnival, our presence wasn't always as welcoming as it is today.

Up Hill Down Hall. An Indoor Carnival. Tate Modern, London (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 10.25.2014 | Arts

London's Notting Hill Carnival is one of the largest street festivals in the world. Starting its life as a local festival set up by the West Indian co...

Carnival Announces Plans For Cruise To Haiti

AP | By DAVID McFADDEN | Posted 10.04.2014 | Travel

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A major Florida-based cruise line has signed a letter of intent to develop a new port on an isolated Haitian barrier island...