Culture, travel, fashion and culinary delights: the Kosmos pages of Lufthansa Magazin bring you interesting and useful tidbits from around the world
China, Korea, Mongolia, Taiwan
The fire rooster cometh
East Asians celebrate New Year on January 28, and for the Chinese, it’s the most important holiday of the year. Leaving windows and doors open and lights on all night is said to bring good luck; fireworks and firecrackers scare away evil spirits.
What a voice! Esquire magazine rated Okovi by Zola Jesus the most important album of 2017, highlighting the pain, but also the beauty and hope it expressed. See for yourself on April 22 when the American-born, opera-trained singer-songwriter appears on stage in Cologne, Germany.
“Valborgsmässoafton” or simply “Valborg” is the Swedish name for their traditional Walpurgis Night festival. On April 30, people light bonfires and dance around them to banish winter and welcome spring.