Festivals and festivities

Carolina Balloon Fest 2015

Carolina Balloon Fest is a fun-filled weekend of outstanding entertainment, attractions and family activities, with over 50 colorful hot air balloons. Statesville, NC, USA, 18.10.2015

La segunda Feria de la Fosforera / The second Fosforera’s Fair

The competition of the best fosforera (fish soup) cooks / El concurso de los mejores cocineros de la fosforera (sopa de pescado) Pampatar, Isla de Margarita, Venezuela, 10.5.2014

Feria de la Empanada en el Municipio Marcano / Empanada’s Fair in the municipality Marcano

»Traditional is dogfish« / »La tradicional es de cazón« Juan Griego, Isla de Margerita, Venezuela, 19.4.2014

Carnival Parade “Fašenk in Markovci”

Members of The Association of Travel Photographers and Reporters Slovenia (DPFF) traditionally attend “Fašenk in Markovci” every year on Carnival Saturday. Locations: Ptuj, Zabovci and Markovci, Slovenia. Fašenk 2014

Fašenk 2012 Fašenk 2011

Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead

Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday, when according the tradition, the souls are permitted for one night (1st of November) to return to their homes to meet and to celebrate with the members of their families. The journey from the beyond is long and tiring, so the souls need support in the form of food, drink and prayers. Morelia and Patzcuaro, Michoacan, Mexico, October/November 2011

El Cervantino – Cervantino International Festival

Cervantino Internacional Festival (El Cervantino) takes place each fall in the beautiful city of Guanajuato, located in central Mexico. This is a small colonial-era city (silver mines) with history of having a large cultural scene and a very good University of Guanajuato. Guanajuato, Mexico, October 2011


Callejoneadas are roving parties, traditionally held by the students. They hire a musicians and wandering the narrow streets “callejones” and plazas, dancing and drinking mezcal or tequila. Zacatecas, Mexico, October 2011

La fiesta de Cristo Rey / Feast of Christ the King 

Feast of Christ the King is celebrated on the last Saturday in October in the village Patamban / La fiesta de Cristo Rey se celebra el último sábado de octubre en el pueblo Patamban Patamban, Michoacán, Mexico, 30.10.2011

St. Mary’s Assumption Celebration

Strunjan, Slovenia, 14.8.2011

Vuzemski plesi in igre v Metliki / Easter Dances and Games in Metlika

Easter dances and games take place on Easter Monday in the medieval centre of the town of Metlika. They involve the folk dance known as the kolo (circle dance) and local games. Element in the Register of the intangible cultural heritage 2-00021. Vuzemski plesi in igre se odvijajo na velikonočni ponedeljek v srednjeveškem jedru Metlike in so sestavljeni iz plesanja metliškega kola in plesnih iger: rešetca, al’ je kaj trden ta vaš must, robčeci, kurji boj in turn. Enota v Registru žive kulturne dediščine 2-00021. Metlika, Bela krajina, Slovenia, 25.4.2011

Alfombras / Carpets

Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala, March/April 2010

Cuaresma y Semana Santa / Lent and Holy Week

Lent and Easter processions on the cobbled stone streets of Antigua Guatemala. Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala, March/April 2010

Thingyan – Burmese Water Festival

Burmese Water Festival celebrated in honor of the Buddhist New Year. Yangon, Myanmar (Burma), April 2009