Globe Trekker

Season 2 Episode 16

Great Festivals

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Aired Unknown Jul 22, 2003 on PBS

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    • Place: Surin, Thailand
      Festival: the elephant round-up
      Time: November
      Key: celebration of elephants' sheer strength

    • Place: Papua, New Guinea
      Festival: The bi-annual Goroka festival
      Time: September
      Key: quell conflicts between rival tribes

    • Place: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
      Festival: Festival of Thaipusam
      Key: Hindu devotees for the ultimate test of faith by piercing their bodies and dragging heavy structures

    • Place:San Fernando, Philippines
      Festival: Easter
      Key: mock crucifixitions as a ritual

    • Place: Northern Pakistan
      Festival: Ashura parade
      Key: Shia devotees flagellate themselves

    • Place: Blackrock desert in Nevada
      Festival: Burning Man festival
      Time: August
      Key: new age affair where everyone is a participant

    • Place: Amsterdam
      Festival: gay pride parade
      Time: August

    • Place: Pamplona, Spain
      Festival: bull run
      Time: July
      Key: world famous, and highly dangerous

    • Plce:a small Sardinian vilage of Sedilo
      Festival: Sardia horse race
      Time: July
      Key: high speed horse race on streets

    • Place: Northern Spain
      Festival: Spanish pilgrimage
      Time: July
      Key: walking the Pilgrim Trail to Santiago de Compostella

    • Place: Czestochowa, Poland
      Festival: The Black Madonna
      Key: pilgrimage of the Polish people

    • Pace: Peru
      Festival: The Inti Raymi Inca Festival
      Time: June
      Key: ceremonial virgins carrying sacred offerings; performing Inca rituals

    • Place: Antigua, Guatemala
      Festival: Easter
      Time: April
      Key: people dressing up as Bible characters to commemorate the crucifixion.

    • Place: Yellowknife, Canada's Northwest Territories
      Festival: Caribou Festival
      Time: March
      Key: welcome of spring with anything, even computer bashing

    • Place: Carnivale in Rio de Janeiro
      Festival: Mardi Gras
      Key: The ultimate Mardi Gras with parade and hundres of carnival balls.

    • Place: New Orleans
      Festival: Mardi Gras
      Key: tossing beads to bystanders

    • Place: Sydney
      Festival: The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras
      Time: February
      Key: Celebrated on the last feast day before the beginning of lent; a world famous wild party.

    • Place: Sydney
      Festival: The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras
      Time: February
      Key: Celebrated on the last feast day before the beginning of lent; a world famous wild party.

    • Country: Vietnam
      Festival: TET
      Time: January / February
      Key: Marking end of the lunar year; firecrackers to scare away bad spirits.

    • Country: Ethiopia
      Festival: The medieval Christian pageant Timkat
      Time: January

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