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Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán

ends with Holy Week, which includes a Passion Play. The fourth Tuesday in Lent has been host to an annual musical event called the Martes de Brujas since 2005. In 2009, the event included groups such as Sonora Santanera, the Dueto de Cuerdas de Oaxaca, El Grupo de Danzón and Lizet Santiago. The tradition of “Witch Tuesdays” dates back to the colonial period when Friar Domingo de Santamaría promoted the construction of a church with volunteers working

nights. Women would come to offer tamales and atole to the volunteers, lighting their way with a type of lamp called a “bruja”, which contained a candle protected by paper shields. The consumption of tamales on these Tuesdays has been practiced since but in the 1970s, cultural events began to accompany the ritual. During the month of October, the Virgin of the Rosary is celebrated with an event called the Rosario de Aurora, starting from the 3rd of October


Ptuj

in the town of Ptuj. They play in the Slovenian Regional League. On Shrove Sunday, 27 February 1960, the first organised event called ''Kurentovanje'' was held in Ptuj featuring the traditional carnival masks from Markovci lined up in a carnival procession. At the sound of music played by a local band, the ones leading the procession were dancing spearmen followed by ploughmen, »rusa«, a bear, fairies, cockerels and Kurents. The performance and customs of each traditional mask were explained to the gathered crowd via loud-speakers. The event met with tremendous success and aroused general interest which encouraged the organisers to continue. One year year later masks from Markovci were joined by ploughmen from Lancova Vas, log-haulers from Cirkovci and mourners from Hajdina. For the first time, carnival (non-ethnographic) groups presented themselves in the afternoon. In 1962 the event reached beyond local boundaries by inviting »laufarji» (‘’runners’’) from Cerkno and "borovo gostuvanje" (‘’pine wedding’’ participants) from Predanovci in the Prekmurje region. The international aspect of the event was only acquired in the years to follow when local and Slovene traditional masks were joined by masks from Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia (Republic of Macedonia), Hungary, Austria, Italy, and many more. Not only has the number of participants grown over the years, but also the number of spectators, with thousands visiting the Carnival events to marvel at the spectacular costumes and take part in the fun. WikiPedia: Ptuj Commons:Category:Ptuj


Paraíso, Tabasco

a cafeteria and a reflecting pool. Carnival begins on 20 January with an event called “La Pintorrea.” On Sunday before Ash Wednesday there is a “flour war” with widows asking for alms on Ash Wednesday. After mass the day ends with the burning of an effigy called “Juan Carnaval.”


Lake Louise, Alberta

Kelly VanderBeek -align "left" '''Banff National Park''' is Canada's first national park (Canadian National Parks), established in 1885, in the Canadian Rockies. The park, located 120 kilometres west of Calgary in the province of Alberta, encompasses 6,641 square kilometres of mountainous terrain, with numerous glaciers and icefields, dense coniferous forest, and alpine landscapes. The Icefields Parkway extends from Lake Louise (Lake Louise, Alberta), connecting to Jasper National Park in the north. Provincial forests and Yoho National Park are neighbours to the west, while Kootenay National Park is located to the south, and Kananaskis Country to the southeast. The main commercial centre of the park is the town of Banff (Banff, Alberta), in the Bow River valley. Millions more pass through the park on the Trans-Canada Highway. As one of the world's most visited national parks, the health of Banff's ecosystem has been threatened. In the mid-1990s, Parks Canada responded by initiating a two-year study, which resulted in management recommendations, and new policies that aim to preserve ecological integrity. ('''more... (Banff National Park)''')


Comala

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Papantla

such as the tocotines, guaguas, negritos, Santiagueros and voladores. The first feast of Corpus Christi was celebrated in Papantla sometime between 1550 and 1560, sponsored by the encomendero of the area, Placido Perez. Until very recently, the celebration was strictly religious with processions and liturgy. In 1957, a more secular event called the Festival of Corpus Christi was added to run concurrently with the religious rites. In that year, a livestock


Esquimalt

in 1862. Von Donop served as Lieutenant commander on the gunboat ''Cromer'' (HMS Cromer) from 1875 to 1877. Adapted from ''British Columbia Coast Names, 1592-1906: their origin and history'', John T. Walbran, Ottawa, 1909 (republished for the Vancouver Public Library by J.J. Douglas Ltd, Vancouver, 1971) The community of Esquimalt, part of the Greater Victoria metropolitan area, holds an annual charity event called the '''Michael Dunahee "Keep the Hope Alive" Fund Run''' to raise money for Child Find. 2006 marked the 15th annual run.


Tehuantepec

of the city is divided into fifteen neighborhoods called barrios, each of which has its own church. Each of these churches have their own patron saint, which is celebrated each year during an event called a “vela.” Velas are celebrations of pre Hispanic origin which occur in each


Watts, Los Angeles

after Alma Reaves Woods Watts, a woman in the community who encouraged reading and library usage. James C. Moore, AIA & Associates designed the current Watts Library, which opened on June 29, 1996. "A Brief Watts Branch Library History." Los Angeles Public Library. Retrieved on March 28, 2010. Community service CicLAvia Tour Sunday January 22, 2012 the popular cycling event called CicLAvia took


Huejotzingo

four in the afternoon. The organizers of the year’s event, called generals, enter the municipal palace to have the municipal president sign a document turning over the main plaza of the town to the "general in chief." Then the other generals hang banners around the center blocks of the city to announce that carnival has begun. For the next four days, people listen and dance to music, set off fireworks and more, but what makes the Huejotzingo


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