The festival of lights in Thailand. This alone make it worth the trip.

Every fall, the Yee Peng (or Yi Peng) lantern festival is held in Chiang Mai, Thailand, coinciding with the Thai holiday of Loy Krathong. (c) 2012 Daniel Nahabedian

"What progress have you made?" you ask.  "I have begun to be a friend to myself." --Hecato

A young monk lighting candles for Buddha during Loy Krathong festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

I love India!!! And I really love Holi - the festival of colours! I absolutely have to get there.  soon.

Holi, the Festival of Colors, is celebrated as a welcoming of Spring, and a celebration of the triumph of good over evil. Colorful paint, powder and water are being playfully splashed as people chase each other. HAPPY HOLI TO ALL .

Diwali at Shri Harmandar Sahib (Golden Temple- Amritsar)

Happy Diwali! 10 Colorful Photos of the Festival of Lights

A man lighting candles for the beginning of Diwali, the festival of lights. This is one of the biggest festival that Indians believe in. I do celebrate Diwali and almost everybody in India do too with a lot of fireworks and lights everywhere.

Thandai is a refreshing Indian drink made with milk, peppercorn, almonds, fennel seeds, poppy seeds, cardamom and rose! It's especially served during the festival of Holi.

Thandai is a refreshing Indian drink made with milk, peppercorn, almonds, fennel…

Tibetan girl in festive dress at the festival of Mani Genkok. Kham, eastern…

been reading all about tibetan dress and ornaments. Tibetan girl in festive dress at the festival of Mani Genkok. Kham, eastern Tibet, 2004 ~ photograph by Matthieu Ricard

Ally and Callie: The Other 128 Hours: Week 1 - Get Me to the Festival, Jewelry Displays in 5 Steps

Earring display - Ally and Callie: The Other 128 Hours: Week 1 - Get Me to the Festival, Jewelry Displays in 5 Steps

Happy Rocks to place for folks to find at a music festival! Eight friends came over today and we had a great time decorating Happy Rocks! The Happy Rocks will be 'set free' on benches... by a tree... on a fence post, etc. during the festival for folks to find and take home. Its all great fun!

Happy Rocks will be set free on benches. by a tree. on a fence post, etc. during the festival for folks to find and take home.

Diwali, the Festival of Lights - India's Holiday close to what we would compare Christmas

What is Diwali? The Festival of Lights

In India, one of the most significant festivals is Diwali, or the Festival of Lights. It's a fiveday celebration that includes good food, fireworks, colored .

Festival des Masques de Dédougou, Burkina Faso | The festival of masks in Burkina Faso including leaves, fiber masks, feather masks, white masks, masks with straw...

Festival des Masques de Dédougou, Burkina Faso The festival of masks in…

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