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Religious Festivals

Noisy Buddhist Festivals Upset Locals In Myanmar

Religion News Service | Mann Kyaw & Brian Pellot | Posted 02.15.2015 | Religion

MANDALAY, Myanmar (RNS) While Myanmar’s strict curbs on religious freedom continue to draw international scrutiny, its lax enforcement of noise limi...

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...

An Interfaith Calendar In Vines

Posted 10.26.2013 | Religion

Religious holidays and festivals are beautiful in their diversity. Take a very quick trip through the year's religious calendar with a selection of v...

Funeral Strippers? Taiwan Showgirls Strip For The Dead

Posted 10.11.2012 | World

In many Eastern countries, paying respects to the dead with earthly gifts -- like food and money -- is not an uncommon practice. But in Taiwan, some h...

Actor Accidentally Hangs Self During Play

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 04.23.2012 | World

A Brazilian actor has died 17 days after he accidentally hanged himself while re-enacting the death of Judas Iscariot for an Easter Passion play. T...

PHOTOS: Hindu Body Piercing

Huffington Post | Chris C. Anderson | Posted 04.06.2012 | World

The Panguni Uthiram festival, celebrated annually during the full moon of the Tamil month of Panguni, which takes place from the end of March through ...