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Samhain, also known as Halloween

Samhain, also known as Halloween

Samhain marks the eve of the Celtic year, which begins on November 1st. Originally a pagan festival, it marks the beginning of winter, the season of darkness, and it traditionally was a time of chaos and reversal. The festival is also called Samhuinn and Oiche Shamhna...
Deewali

Deewali

Deewali is the Festival of Lights, celebrated by Hindus. Sikhs and Jains around the world. The festival signifies the victory of light over darkness, and is held in autumn in the northern hemisphere and in spring in the southern hemisphere. The festival has spiritual...

Ramshackle northern Cyprus

This photo brought back very fond memories of a holiday we had a few years ago in northern Cyprus. We would find all sorts on the roofs of houses there. Whereas the southern side was full of fish n’ chip shops, the north had a more frontier feel to it....

Kuwait still suffers Saddam scars

My trip to Kuwait in 2016 took me to the usual round of energy, oil and investment companies, but before we went to the airport having spent less than 24 hours in the country, our taxi driver insisted on giving us a quick tour of the main sights. We went round the...