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Events & Festivals & Celebrations

Hanami in Japan – The Celebration of Cherry Blossoms

What better announcement of spring is there than sakura – the cherry blossom season? April is the time to enjoy the best hanami in Japan, or cherry blossom viewing. What was our favorite place and what do people do when ‘doing’ hanami?

New Year’s Eve in Ecuador

Fire works, driving around with effigies and burning them at night, having your body cleansed with herbs and an egg – all is part of New Year’s Eve in Ecuador.