Tusau Keser (Cutting of Fetters) Ceremony

Today, the issue of preservation and popularization of national traditions, customs, and rituals associated with the human life cycle is relevant. Kazakhs have many ceremonies that must be carried out throughout a person’s life. One such significant rite of initiation...

Mapping Out Singapore’s Hawker Centers with Google

In March 2019 Singapore submitted its nomination to inscribe its hawker culture onto the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Hawker culture in Singapore comprises hawker centers (community dining rooms), hawkers, and hawker food. It is...

2019 Auckland Diwali Festival to be Held in Oct

Auckland’s Queen Street and Aotea Square will be transformed into a colorful and mouth-watering spectacle when Auckland Diwali Festival takes place on 12 and 13 October. Bright lights, energetic dance performances, incredible Indian delicacies and fireworks will excite and delight...

Significance of the Month of Shrawan in Nepal

The Nepali annual calendar is full of life and filled with celebrations and festivals enjoyed by communities from different castes, ethnicities, and religions. Shrawan (July/August), the fourth month of the Nepali calendar, reflects greenery in the environment and in the...

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