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.
Every year, tens of thousands of pilgrims gather in Sinakara Valley, high in the Peruvian Andes, to celebrate Qoyllur Rit’i, or the Snow Star Festival.
Every year from April 13 to 15, the Songkran festival, marking the traditional Thai New Year, takes place across Thailand.
Recent images of carnivals around the world, including images from Spain, Brazil, Italy, Germany, Lithuania, Bolivia, and more.
Every January, on Saint Sebastian Day, the streets of Piornal, Spain, fill with residents armed with turnips, seeking to punish the Jarramplas. The Jarramplas is a devil-like character portrayed by a man wearing a costume made from colorful strips of fabric, a frightening mask, and body armor underneath.
Snowmelt and last week’s “bomb cyclone” have overwhelmed rivers in Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, and neighboring states, causing widespread flooding that has broken dozens of records and cost at least three lives.
A rabbit in war-torn Syria, water shortages in Venezuela, cherry blossoms in China, terror in New Zealand, voting in North Korea, a global youth protest against climate-change inaction, and much more
A collection of news photos of pups being interviewed
Amid an existing political and economic crisis, days without electricity are making life even harder for Venezuelans.