Category: Festival

Mechanical Elephant

This 40’ mechanical machine is called the Sultan’s elephant and is made quite a stir as it made it way through the streets of London. It was designed by Francois Delarozière, and commissioned to celebrate the death of Jules Verne. The elephant is operated by a crew of 22 and is powered by a mixture of lever, motors and hydraulics. Its trunk even sprays water.

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The Running of the Bulls (in Spanish encierro, from the verb encerrar, to lock/shut up, to pen) is a practice that involves running in front of six bulls that have been let loose, on a course of a sectioned-off subset of a town’s streets. The most famous running of the bulls is that of the nine-day festival of San Fermín in Pamplona, although they are held in towns and villages across Spain, Portugal, and in some cities in Mexico and southern France, during the summer. Unlike bullfights, which are performed by professionals, anyone may participate in an encierro.

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Sapporo Snow Festival

Between February 5 and 11, in Sapporo takes place the Sapporo Snow Festival (Sapporo Yuki Matsuri), one of the biggest winter events in Japan. It is estimated that this year more than 2 million visitors will go to Sapporo to see the amazing ice and snow sculptures.

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