Monday, January 27, 2020
Crowd at Kumbh Mela festival, the world’s largest religious gathering, in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. Photo by Yury Birukov.

Kumbh Mela

Often attracting over 200 million attendees, this Hindu religious festival is the largest festival and gathering of humans in the world. The legend behind Kumbh Mela (the festival of the sacred Pitcher) is that Hindu gods and demons were fighting over a kumbh (pot or pitcher), carrying amrit, the nectar of immortality, created after the […]

Tourists crowd the Millennium City Park to get red pocket money from Chinese entertainers dressed as the God of Wealth, also known as Caishen, to receive blessings on the fifth day of the Chinese Lunar New Year or Spring Festival in Kaifeng city

The Festivals behind the Biggest Human Migrations

Friday January 24th 2020, the eve of the Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) in China, sees the world’s largest human migration as, despite the spectre of coronavirus, hundreds of millions of people will leave cities across China to visit families and friends in rural parts of the country. Here are the top five festivals that […]

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