Culture, travel, fashion and culinary delights: the Kosmos pages of Lufthansa Magazin bring you interesting and useful tidbits from around the world
Indien, Sri Lanka, Nepal
Festival of lights
Diwali, which symbolizes the victory of good over evil, starts on November 6 and is celebrated in Hindu countries with fireworks, oil lamps and candles. Depending on the region, the festival can last up to five days.
Lauryn Hill, U.S. rapper and former frontwoman of the hip-hop group Fugees, only produced a single album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. That was 21 years ago, but it’s regarded as a milestone of neo-soul. This month, the singer is performing in Germany: August 27 in Cologne and August 29 in Berlin.
I took this on the waterfront in Vancouver, looking toward Vancouver Harbour and the North Shore Mountains. “Digital Orca, 2009” is a sculpture by Canadian artist and author Douglas Coupland, and to me, it’s both wishful and optimistic.
According to Apulian legend, the venom from a tarantula bite makes you dance like crazy, which is where the festival La Notte della Taranta gets ist name. An array of concerts, folk dances and wild parties, it is held all over Apulia, southern Italy, every August.