The Tristan Islanders celebrated the last day of the old year with traditional merry making—parties, two elaborate receptions, and a speech by the Administrator.
ANI, the Indian news agency, reported last week that the annual Losar festival, the Ladakhi New Year celebrations, had begun. Fernanda Pirie, whose recent book analyzed the peacefulness in Photoksar, has published a detailed description of the Losar celebrations that were held in the remote village a few years ago. It appears in a new […]
On the last day of December, the Tristan Islanders celebrate Old Year’s Night rather than New Year’s Eve. However, according to the official Tristan da Cunha Website, this year there have been some changes in their normal holiday patterns. The late arrivals of two major supply ships, the MV Baltic Trader on December 19 and […]
While revelers in New York were welcoming the New Year in Times Square, Muslims in Ladakh, especially in the Kargil area, were celebrating with religious fervor and solemnity the annual festival of Eid-ul-Azha. This festival, observed on the tenth day of the last month of the Islamic calendar, coincides with the last day of the […]