Thursday, September 20, 2018

Holidays

Holidays
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man performs the Tashlich ritual ahead of Yom Kippur in Ashdod, Israel

Ahead of Yom Kippur, Ultra-Orthodox Jews Cast Out Sins with Chickens...

JERUSALEM (Reuters) Waving chickens above their heads, ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel performed the ritual of "kaparot" ahead of Yom Kippur, the most sacred day...
Orthodox Christian pilgrims pray on the eve of the Elevation of the Cross holiday at Krustova Gora

Christian Pilgrims Pray for Miracles at Bulgarian Holy Site

SOFIA (Reuters) Nadia Mironova drove 350 km with her ill eight-year-old son to a small monastery in southern Bulgaria, trusting, like hundreds of other...
Bearers carry a barrel of beer on Grand Place ahead of a mass at Saint Gudula Cathedral in Brussels

Belgium Blesses Its Beer on Brewers’ Day

BRUSSELS (Reuters)  Belgian brewers accompanied by musicians dressed in medieval costumes took a barrel of beer to Brussels' cathedral on Friday for consecration as part...
Members of the Knighthood of the Brewer's Paddle attend a mass in front of a barrel of beer at the Saint Gudula Cathedral in Brussels

Belgium Blesses Its Beer on Brewers’ Day

BRUSSELS (Reuters) Belgian brewers accompanied by musicians dressed in medieval costumes took a barrel of beer to Brussels' cathedral on Friday for consecration as...
Revellers play with tomato pulp during the annual "Tomatina" festival in Bunol

People in Red – Thousands Hurl Tomatoes in Spanish Food Fight

BUNOL, Spain (Reuters)  Thousands of revellers hurled some 145 tonnes of tomatoes at each other on Wednesday, celebrating the messy annual Tomatina festival in the...
Revellers take part in the Notting Hill Carnival in London

Notting Hill Carnival Drums Fall Silent for Grenfell Tower Fire Victims

LONDON (Reuters)  Hundreds of thousands of revelers attending London's annual Notting Hill Carnival fell silent for 72 seconds on Monday to honor the 72 people...
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