Lederhosen, overflowing beer mugs, carnival rides, dancing, and more—some 6 million visitors are anticipated at this year’s Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich.
The annual Fiesta de San Fermín, including the famous Running of the Bulls, began in Spain this week.
Observations of Vesak, or Buddha Day, from several countries across Asia
Over the past two weekends, thousands of music fans gathered to hear performances in Indio, California.
Images of Maslenitsa, a Slavic Shrovetide festival, as celebrated in Russia, Belarus, and Kyrgyzstan.
Colorful images from Rio, São Paulo, and more
Colorful images from the opening days of the festival—“Tutta colpa della Luna!”
Welcoming the arrival of the Year of the Earth Pig with family get-togethers, temple visits, street festivals, and displays of fireworks
Massive, colorful ice sculptures light up the night in the frigid northern city of Harbin, China.
Authorities in Allahabad, India, are expecting approximately 100 million visitors over the 48-day Ardh Kumbh Mela festival starting on January 15, 2019, and 22 temporary pontoon bridges are being built to handle the traffic.
The 185th Oktoberfest beer festival opened in Munich this weekend, and organizers are expecting more than 6 million visitors over the next two weeks.
A spectacular festival of handheld fireworks that dates back more than 350 years
In parts of Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, and Russia, an ancient pagan rite combined with a traditional Orthodox feast to become Ivan Kupala Night, a festival celebrating the summer solstice.
Last weekend, the first part of the 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival took place in Indio, California, headlined by Beyoncé.
Church services, processions of hooded penitents, Easter egg hunts, Catholic passion plays, and more.
Images of Carnival season 2018, already underway, with celebrations in Brazil, Portugal, Hungary, Bolivia, Haiti, Spain, Italy, and more.
In the past couple of days, festivals were held in two villages separated by language, culture, religion, and great distance, but both centered on the use of fire as a method of purification and blessing.
Each year, participants in the Burning Man Festival travel to the playa of Nevada’s Black Rock Desert to form a temporary city—a self-reliant community populated by performers, artists, free spirits, and more.
Earlier today, in the Spanish Mediterranean town of Bunol, around 22,000 people gathered to throw 150 tons of ripe tomatoes at each other.
This weekend, the first part of the 2017 Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival took place in Indio, California.
Carnival season is under way across Europe and the Americas.
A collection of recent images from different autumn and winter festivals, observations, and celebrations around the world, where illumination at night is a big part of the fun.
Every year in Spain, a Catalan tradition of building Castells—human towers reaching up to 10 stories—takes place.
Every year, participants in the Burning Man Festival descend on the playa of Nevada’s Black Rock Desert to form a temporary city—a self-reliant community populated by performers, artists, free spirits, and more.
A bull-taming festival in India, icy purification in Tokyo, locusts in Ethiopia, illuminated hats in Switzerland, a coming-of-age ceremony in Tokyo, bushfires in Australia, and much more.
Images of some of the 560 competitors taking part in a 12-day, 4,660-mile (7,500-kilometer) off-roading adventure held entirely in Saudi Arabia this year.
Some of the top images from the 16 categories of underwater photography in this year’s competition.
Hundreds of thousands of residents within a 10-mile radius of the volcano are now being evacuated.