Posts with tag: "festival"
Las Fallas - The spirit of the Spanish fiesta
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Las Fallas - The spirit of the Spanish fiesta

  Through the syncopated drumming of deafening firecrackers in the Plaza Ayutamiento, standing shoulder to shoulder in the thick crowd of excited Valencians and smoke, I was immersed in the spirit of The Spanish fiesta.    On March 14th, I went to experience 6 days one of the most rich, sensational and luscious festivals that I have ever attended: Las Fallas. Erected in the coastal city of Valencia, home of the famous dish “Paella”, Las Fallas, has been quietly attracting thousands of visitors for generations. This flamboyant Spanish fiesta had it all: with large scale art pieces scattered throughout the city, traditional costumes, street ...

The Bombing of Master Han Dan!
Friday, March 07, 2014
Las Fallas - The spirit of the Spanish fiesta

After our captivating lantern festival experience in Pinxi, we thought our Taiwanese celebrations were over but a week later in Taitung, we randomly stumbled upon one of the weirdest festivals I have ever seen called “The bombing of master Han Dan”.The Chinese lunar calendar new year is the most important event in Taiwan and can be celebrated slightly different in each region. The holiday last starts on the last day of a lunar calendar year and goes on for 15 days. On the 15th day, different regions have their own special way of celebrating this occasion. In many places in the north, such as Pinxi and Zhongxin honour the special day by releasing thousands of beautiful lanterns ...