The Amsterdam Light Festival opens on Dec. 1, 2016, and ends on Jan. 22, 2017. The artworks are lit from 17:00 until 23:00, and for the Illuminade, a walking route, between 17:00 and 22:00 Central European Time.
Day and night for a week in northeastern Myanmar, homemade fireworks woven into hot air balloons’ bamboo frames are released over adoring crowds, showering them in sparks. The Tazaungdaing Lighting Festival is regarded as one of the most beautiful and dangerous celebrations in Asia.
Indian flower vendors showcase lotus flowers to attract puja organisers for Durga Puja. The five-day festival, which commemorates the slaying of the demon king Mahishasur by the goddess Durga and marks the triumph of good over evil, begins on October 7.
More than 3,000 of the trees were planted along Washington D.C.’s tidal basin in 1912, a gift from Japan. Since then Washingtonians have celebrated the annual blooming of the pink blossoms with a parade, and even a beauty pageant.
The scene in the Preakness Infield may have evolved over the years but it still remains “The People’s Party.”