Celebrated on a grand scale in Malaysia and other countries with sizeable Tamil speaking communities, Thaipusam showcases religious fervour. Above that, devotees elevate the concept of ‘mind-over-matter’ to lofty heights where pain and fear become meaningless in the face of devotion.
Words & Photography: Magda Biskup
No doubt tranquil but rugged landscape and the colour green come to mind when talk turns to Ireland. However, the ‘Emerald Isle’ is also known for something less serene: The spirited, annual celebration of St. Patrick’s Day on March 17! Discover more about this cheerful holiday as we delve into the surprisingly sedate history, dearly held traditions and colourful customs of this much-loved Irish celebration.
Words: Shantini Suntharajah
Chinese New Year is a time for great feasting but did you know that some countries claim sole right to certain festive dishes? Read on to see how food too can become a hotly contested topic! This and other interesting foodie titbits in this issue.
Words: Wilson Ng
For the Chinese, the lunar New Year is the biggest festival of the year that’s celebrated with great pomp and pageantry. From reunion dinners that see children and relatives returning from all corners of the country to partake in a family meal together to letting off noisy fireworks to herald the birth of a brand new year, the celebration is also deeply steeped in culture and customs that have stood the test of time.
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