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Two Buddhist brides wed in Taiwanupdated: Mon Aug 13 2012 03:55:00

Two women in veils and voluminous white gowns kneel in front of a statue of the Buddha, exchanging vows and prayer beads to the languorous intonations of Buddhist chants.

U.S. military can wear uniform in San Diego gay pride parade: Defense Departmentupdated: Fri Jul 20 2012 05:27:00

The U.S. Department of Defense is giving the go-ahead to all active-duty military personnel to wear their uniform to march in a gay pride parade in San Diego on Saturday, the first time such approval has been given in the United States.

More hospitalized on third day of Spain's running of the bullsupdated: Mon Jul 09 2012 07:37:00

Two Britons and an American were gored Monday, the third day of the annual running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, authorities said.

Annual running of the bulls begins in Spain, 1 goredupdated: Sat Jul 07 2012 07:40:00

A 73-year-old Spanish man was gored in the right leg on the first day of the annual running of the bulls in Pamplona and a 21-year-old Japanese runner was dragged by a bull, authorities said.

Munich's other beer festivalupdated: Tue Mar 20 2012 13:09:00

The scene is a familiar one: women and men decked out in traditional dirndls and lederhosen while they swig steins of beer to the toe-tapping tune of oompah bands.

Cherry blossom festivals a rite of springupdated: Mon Mar 05 2012 11:00:00

It was a simple ceremony on the northern bank of Washington's Tidal Basin, attended by only a few people.

Spring festival travelers in China frustrated by new online ticketing system updated: Mon Jan 16 2012 20:49:00

After more than a week of visiting the train station to wait in line for tickets and leaving empty-handed, Qin Yun has given up.

Annual Macy's Thanksgiving parade boasts host of new balloonsupdated: Thu Nov 24 2011 13:03:00

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, as much a holiday tradition as turkey, football and dinner table debates, celebrated its 85th anniversary with a host of new floats and balloons that began making their way down New York City's streets Thursday morning.

Elmo's best way to get a parade spotupdated: Thu Nov 24 2011 13:03:00

Elmo talks to HLN's Bob Van Dillen at the 85th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.

Americans get in holiday spirit with Thanksgiving paradeupdated: Sun Nov 13 2011 09:40:00

Hard times continue for many Americans, but they will get a respite from all the gloom, with a reminder that the holiday spirit is upon us with the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade -- a tradition through good times and bad, celebrating its 85th anniversary.

At least 16 killed in stampede at religious festival in Indiaupdated: Tue Nov 08 2011 04:48:00

A stampede at a religious festival in northern India killed at least 16 people Monday, officials said.

Serb authorities prohibit gay pride paradeupdated: Sat Oct 01 2011 21:33:00

Authorities have stopped a gay pride parade scheduled for Sunday in Belgrade, according to Serbian police.

Military members march in San Diego gay pride paradeupdated: Sun Jul 17 2011 00:08:00

Roughly 200 active-duty and retired U.S. service members marched in the San Diego gay pride parade Saturday, marking the first time in the parade's history that a military contingent took part.

Australian man gored in 2nd day of Spain's running of the bullsupdated: Fri Jul 08 2011 07:02:00

A 24-year-old Australian man was gored in the thigh Friday, the second day of the annual running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain.

Annual running of the bulls kicks off in Spainupdated: Thu Jul 07 2011 11:46:00

The first day of the annual running of the bulls in Pamplona on Thursday was a swift race through old town for hundreds of runners trying to stay a step ahead of the raging bulls, but just four runners went to the hospital with injuries, officials said.

NYC gay pride parade cheers voteupdated: Mon Jun 27 2011 08:34:00

Participants at New York City's annual pride parade celebrate the passage of same-sex marriage rights in the state.

The world's best music festivalsupdated: Tue May 31 2011 09:59:00

Grab your tent and your sunglasses -- the summer music festival season is upon us once again.

Five can't-miss summer festivalsupdated: Mon May 30 2011 13:45:00

Soak up the summer atmosphere -- along with some sun -- by exploring the culture and creativity that fills these five festivals.

Americans get in holiday spirit with Macy's Thanksgiving Day paradeupdated: Wed Nov 24 2010 06:42:00

Many Americans will take a respite from the barrage of unemployment figures and mortgage foreclosure news and begin to get into the holiday spirit Thursday with the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade -- a tradition through good times and bad, for the last 84 years.

Oktoberfest: 200 years of downing beerupdated: Tue Sep 21 2010 10:43:00

It's the annual festival of beer known the world over, and this year, Germany's Oktoberfest turns 200.

Love Parade memorialupdated: Sun Aug 01 2010 17:00:00

Mourners gather to remember those killed in a stampede at the Love Parade in Germany. CNN's Diana Magnay reports.

Thousands mourn victims of Love Parade stampedeupdated: Sun Aug 01 2010 17:00:00

As Germany paused Saturday to honor those who died at a German music festival last week, the pastor leading a memorial service sought to comfort those who lost loved ones, telling them "love is stronger than death."

Death toll up in Love Parade stampedeupdated: Wed Jul 28 2010 12:32:00

A 25-year-old woman who was injured in last week's stampede at the Love Parade music festival in Duisburg, Germany, died Wednesday, bringing the death toll to 21, prosecutors there said.

Merkel orders 'intensive' investigation into festival stampedeupdated: Tue Jul 27 2010 10:10:00

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for a thorough investigation into the stampede at a music festival that resulted in the deaths of 20 people over the weekend.

Number of dead, injured at German music festival risesupdated: Sun Jul 25 2010 14:41:00

The organizer of a German music festival announced Sunday that the Love Parade has been disbanded after more than 19 people were killed in a stampede.

15 killed amid panic at Germany's 'Love Parade'updated: Sat Jul 24 2010 16:15:00

Fifteen people were killed Saturday when chaos broke out at a music festival in Duisburg, Germany, police said.

Two injured in Pamplona on first day of running of the bullsupdated: Wed Jul 07 2010 05:57:00

Hundreds of runners braved their luck Wednesday on the first day of the annual running of the bulls in Pamplona -- but just two men, an Australian and a Spaniard, were taken to hospital afterward with injuries, the Navarra regional government said.

Locking horns over the running of the bullsupdated: Tue Jul 06 2010 09:23:00

A 400-year-old tradition is facing some new challenges this year at this week's annual running of the bulls in Spain.

No church banner in Pride marchupdated: Mon Jun 28 2010 13:52:00

CNN's Susan Candiotti reports on gay Catholics who marched in New York's Gay Pride parade.

Marchers celebrate gay pride in parades across the countryupdated: Mon Jun 28 2010 13:52:00

Gay pride was on display in towns and cities across the United States Sunday as gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people -- and their supporters -- marched in parades large and small to demand equality, oppose discrimination and express pride in who they are.

Cherry blossoms blooming in Japanupdated: Thu Apr 01 2010 11:09:00

CNN's Kyung Lah explains the numerous things symbolized by blooming cherry blossoms in Japan.

Cherry blossoms without the crowdsupdated: Thu Apr 01 2010 11:09:00

In late March and early April, a canopy of cherry blossoms opens over Washington, D.C., shedding delicate petals across the Tidal Basin. During the mass bloom, about half a million out-of-towners will join locals in raising their gazes to the tops of the trees, a 1912 gift from the city of Tokyo. (Global marketing minds might wonder: Coincidence, or clever strategy on behalf of Japanese camera makers? Snap once for yes, twice for no.)

SXSW a battleground for mobile 'location war'updated: Wed Mar 17 2010 13:00:00

It was billed as the "location wars" -- a fight for the affections of the smartphone-wielding techie elite that converged on Austin this week for the South by Southwest Interactive festival.

CNN Fact Check: Where was the first U.S. Mardi Gras held?updated: Tue Feb 16 2010 13:12:00

The merriment and mayhem of Mardi Gras comes to a climactic end on Fat Tuesday. But where did the celebration begin?

Mardi Gras (mostly) suitable for kidsupdated: Wed Feb 10 2010 11:30:00

It has been called "The Greatest Free Show on Earth." The New Orleans, Louisiana, Mardi Gras is a celebration of culture, food, music and family. But for many adults, Mardi Gras conjures up images of drunken excess, exposed body parts and general unruly behavior -- all that on top of nowhere to use the bathroom.

Macy's parade balloon preparation now a tradition, tooupdated: Thu Nov 26 2009 09:10:00

The tradition that is Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has spun off its own tradition -- on Thanksgiving eve, New Yorkers and tourists alike gather on the Upper West Side of New York City to watch their favorite characters come to life in the forms of giant balloons.

Cambodia Water Festival 2009updated: Thu Nov 05 2009 00:47:00

Cambodia held its annual Water Festival during the first three days of November in the nation's capital, Phnom Penh.

Oktoberfest visit costs Stuttgart's Lehmannupdated: Thu Sep 24 2009 16:19:00

Goalkeeper Jens Lehmann has been dropped from Stuttgart's first-team after he paid an unauthorized visit to the Oktoberfest just hours after his side's defeat to Cologne.

Five festivals for last bit of summer funupdated: Tue Aug 11 2009 10:12:00

As summer winds to an end, beach umbrellas are coming down and pools are closing, but that doesn't mean the fun is finished. From the National Buffalo Wing Festival crowning the next 'wing king' to the country's best folk artists coming together in Pennsylvania, festivals across the country have fun for everyone.

Man killed in Pamplona's running of the bullsupdated: Fri Jul 10 2009 16:14:00

A man died after being gored in the neck during the annual running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, the Navarra regional government said Friday on its Web site.

Man fatally gored by bullupdated: Fri Jul 10 2009 16:14:00

A young man died after being gored during the annual running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain.

Stars pay tribute to Michael Jackson at Glastonburyupdated: Fri Jun 26 2009 15:02:00

Stars at the legendary Glastonbury, one of the world's largest music festivals, have begun to pay tribute to Michael Jackson, who died Thursday.

Glastonbury remembers Jacksonupdated: Fri Jun 26 2009 15:02:00

Sarah Mills joins CNN with reaction to the death of Michael Jackson from the Glastonbury Music Fesival.

A guide to the world's best music festivalsupdated: Tue Jun 23 2009 08:27:00

It doesn't matter that they can be feverishly hot. Or that crowds make for long food lines or the tickets may be hard to come by.

Roadkill cook-off, Spam Jam lure bold foodiesupdated: Thu May 14 2009 08:53:00

Thousands of people converge on the small town of Marlinton, West Virginia, each fall for a feast whose main ingredients were unlucky enough to crawl, slither or lurk too close to a speeding car.

Thousands flock to D.C. for Cherry Blossom Paradeupdated: Mon Apr 06 2009 11:13:00

Thousands of visitors lined Constitution Avenue in Washington on Saturday morning for the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade.

Cherry Blossom Festival in bloom in nation's capitalupdated: Thu Apr 02 2009 12:00:00

It's that time of year again, when the last snow storm has become a distant memory and the weather starts to turn a little warmer. Spring is in the air and that means one thing for Washington: cherry blossoms. Tim Vickery: Brazilian soccer is no Carnavalupdated: Wed Mar 04 2009 10:29:00

A dose of conjunctivitis didn't help, and this year's Rio de Janeiro Carnaval passed me by, which I regret. I'm a fan -- especially of the showpiece occasion, the parade of the samba schools. I find it an uplifting spectacle of joy, creativity and culture, great to watch, even better to participate.

Officials shoring up inaugural traffic, security plansupdated: Fri Jan 16 2009 13:55:00

With all the bridges and road closings on Inaugural Day, the problem isn't just about getting people into Washington but getting them back out after Barack Obama is sworn in January 20. The Oldest Man at Burning Manupdated: Mon Sep 01 2008 03:00:00

Irving Kofsky is 84, an ex-nuclear physicist and current retiree. So what does a Depression-era guy make of the desert festival famed for sex, drugs and self-indulgence?

Dodging the bullsupdated: Mon Jul 14 2008 09:31:00

Crowds sprint for safety as iReporter Ben Meeks films the start of the running of the bulls.

Running of the bullsupdated: Wed Jul 09 2008 09:42:00

Day three of the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain.

Nightmare trip ends in joyupdated: Thu Feb 07 2008 02:16:00

CNN's Dan Rivers eats New Year's Eve dinner with a family who is lucky to be together after a harrowing journey home.

No holiday for Chinese strandedupdated: Thu Feb 07 2008 02:16:00

Luo Miao plays ping-pong with her fellow factory workers, trying to get her mind off her family who will be spending this Lunar New Year without her.

Super Fat Tuesday in Big Easyupdated: Wed Feb 06 2008 10:30:00

Revelers decked out in purple, gold and green as well as partiers in elaborate costumes, celebrate Mardi Gras.

Bridge-collapse rescuers battle darkness, current, isolationupdated: Tue Dec 25 2007 19:47:00

Rescuers were searching through the night Tuesday for hundreds of people who fell into a river after a footbridge collapsed during a religious festival in Nepal.

Burning Man festival loses its innocenceupdated: Thu Aug 30 2007 21:48:00

After the signature effigy of the Burning Man festival went up in flames four days ahead of schedule, festival-goers vowed to rebuild the 40-foot icon by Saturday's planned climax.

Artist suspected in early torching of Burning Man updated: Tue Aug 28 2007 23:30:00

Burning Man became Burned Man four days early on Tuesday, and a San Francisco performance artist was arrested on suspicion of igniting the signature figure of the counterculture festival in the remote Nevada desert.

Raw Politics: Iowa road tripupdated: Thu Jul 05 2007 03:05:00

Raw Politics: Iowa road trip

Business 2.0: Burning Man grows upupdated: Sun Jul 01 2007 02:51:00

Marian Goodell, 44, is a no-nonsense blond with a voice that sounds like it's barking orders out of a walkie-talkie. She's a veteran of seven industries, including law, advertising, software development, and Department of Defense contract work.

Business 2.0: The Big Ideaupdated: Sun Jul 01 2007 00:00:00


America's Cup Boat Parade awaitedupdated: Wed Apr 11 2007 07:35:00

The official opening Boat Parade for the 32nd America's Cup will take place on Saturday 14 April just two days before the final stages of the event - the start of the Louis Vuitton Cup.

England avoids international chess meltdownupdated: Thu Jan 11 2007 12:28:00

Chess is a challenging game at the best of times. But try playing it in Trafalgar Square, with huge pieces carved from ice -- on a relatively balmy British day that threatened to turn pawns to puddles.

An insider's guide to Diwaliupdated: Fri Oct 20 2006 04:21:00

Diwali -- or the "festival of lights" -- is a major Hindu festival starting this weekend. The name of the festival comes from the Sanskrit word deepavali, which means a row of lights. It is celebrated for five consecutive days in the Hindu month of Ashwayuja, and is eagerly anticipated by Hindus, Jains, and Sikhs around the world.

The day in numbers: 6.1 millionupdated: Wed Oct 04 2006 04:51:00

6.1 million: The number of one-liter glasses of beer, known as a "Mass", drunk during this year's Oktoberfest -- the world's largest beer festival -- a five-percent rise on last year's figure.

Business 2.0: Talent hunting in the countercultureupdated: Thu Aug 31 2006 12:35:00

If you want to make an appointment to see Larry Page and Sergey Brin this week, you'll have a harder time than usual doing so. The Google founders are making their annual pilgrimage to the Black Rock Desert in Nevada for the Burning Man festival.

Let the good times roll (but not too much)updated: Fri Feb 24 2006 09:28:00

New Orleans, which embodies the spirit of Mardi Gras for much of the world, has consolidated its signature celebration away from damaged areas as the city struggles to find its footing after Hurricane Katrina.

Two hurt after parade balloon hits poleupdated: Thu Nov 24 2005 13:08:00

A helium-filled balloon taking part in New York's annual Thanksgiving parade hit a lamppost near Times Square on Thursday, causing a light to fall and injure two sisters from Albany, officials said.

CNNMoney: Time for Oktoberfestupdated: Wed Sep 22 2004 12:11:00

Ah, autumn, when a man's thoughts turn to drink.

More injuries by Pamplona bullsupdated: Sat Jul 10 2004 07:31:00

A 44-year-old Spaniard was butted in the rear on the fourth day of the annual running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain.

Four gored by Pamplona bullsupdated: Fri Jul 09 2004 05:55:00

Four men were gored on Thursday, including an American and a Briton, in the third day of the annual running of the bulls in Pamplona, a Navarra regional government spokesman told CNN.

Report: 37 dead at China festivalupdated: Thu Feb 05 2004 11:56:00

At least 37 people were killed and 15 injured at a Lantern Festival gathering Thursday night in a northern suburb of Beijing, the state-run Xinhua News Agency reported.

Fortune: A Techie Woodstock in the Nevada Desert Welcome to Burning Man, where technology, art, theater, and nature combine into somethinupdated: Mon Oct 12 1998 00:01:00

At this year's eighth annual Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert, I played chess on an oversized board with life-sized statues of aliens, sat in a homemade stretch VW van, wore silver body pa...

Fortune: Good news for this department, even better news for Yalies, bad news for 13th Street, and other matters. GREAT MOMENTS IN CIVIL updated: Mon Jul 25 1994 00:01:00

Leave it to . . . the American Civil Liberties Union to get out a provocative message at Chicago's 25th Annual Gay and Lesbian Pride Parade . . . ''A-C-L-U. We defend your right to screw,'' ACLU pa...

Fortune: Welfare and Other Frauds, Back to the Third Grade, Cutting Up in Australia, and Other Matters. Only in America (cont'd)updated: Mon Jan 04 1988 00:01:00

A Covina high school student who complained that she was dismissed as the school's drum major because she did not sell enough candy in a fund-raising drive lost a bid for reinstatement . . . Pomona...

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