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Tourism Calender For The Month Of May

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May 2,2007 Waisak Festival, Indonesia

This is the Indonesian Buddha Purnima, when Buddhists celebrate the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha. Waisak is celebrated at the magnificent Brobudur Temple, one of the most important Buddhist sites in the world. Website : www.borobudurpark.com

May 6,2007 The 5 Boro Bike Tour, New York:

On this date, cars and buses are of the roads of New York’s five boroughs and only cycles are allowed. You can join 30, 000 other cyclists on a ride through neighbourhoods like Manhattan, Harlem, Queens and Brooklyn without worrying about the traffic. Website : www.bikenewyork.org

May 17,2007 Procession of the Holy Blood:

The Holy Blood is a blood-stained piece of cloth sealed within a crystal vessel. The cloth is aid to be the one used to wipe the wounds of Jesus Christ. According to legend the Count of Flanders brought the relic to Bruges in Belgium. On the Day of Ascension, the relic is paraded around the town. Website : www.holyblood.com

May 18 – 20,2007 Snail Festival, Spain

This May if you feel a sudden urge to eat some juicy snails head to Lleida. Around 12, 000 residents celebrate this fiesta by consuming some 12 tonnes of snails. There is music, fire works and street entertainment as well in case you get bored of the snails. Website : www.spain.info

May 18 – 20,2007 Sanja Matsuri, Tokyo:

One of Tokyo’s grandest festivals, Asakusa Temple’s Sanja Matsuri sees wild processions thorough the streets of Asakusa, the main feature is the mikoshi, which are gold and black lacquer shrines. Hundreds of these shrines in varying sizes are paraded by jubilant crowds through the streets of Asakusa. Website : www.tcvb.or.jp

May 24,2007 Bun Festival, Hong Kong:

Cheung Chau is Hong Kong’s largest fishing island. The residents are on a vegetation diet for three days and on the third day, the day of the festival, enormous towers of buns are erected. At midnight the buns are collected and distributed among the crowds. Website : www.hkta.org

May 27,2007 Naisten Kymppi, Helsinki:

If you are a woman and happen to be in Finland’s capital city on this date, be sure to take in this women’s-only sporting event. The course is 10 km long and women of all ages can take part. The best part of the ‘race’-all those crossing the finish line are declared winners. Website www.naistenkymppi.fi

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