Harvest festival held to welcome China’s National Day holiday in E China village

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Children take part in a painting competition with their parents during a harvest festival held to welcome China’s National Day holiday in Longxi Village, Yiwu City of east China’s Zhejiang Province, Sept. 30, 2020. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)

 

Children have fun on a harvest festival held to welcome China’s National Day holiday in Longxi Village, Yiwu City of east China’s Zhejiang Province, Sept. 30, 2020. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)

 

Children take part in a painting competition with their parents during a harvest festival held to welcome China’s National Day holiday in Longxi Village, Yiwu City of east China’s Zhejiang Province, Sept. 30, 2020. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)

 

Tourists admire scenery of farm fields during a harvest festival held to welcome China’s National Day holiday in Longxi Village, Yiwu City of east China’s Zhejiang Province, Sept. 30, 2020. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)

 

Tourists admire scenery of farm fields during a harvest festival held to welcome China’s National Day holiday

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Pamplin Media Group – Wilsonville parks and recreation department reinvents the Harvest Festival

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The event will include virtual programming, drive-throughs and other interactive activities


For months, Wilsonville Parks and Recreation Coordinator Erica Behler could not perform her favorite aspect of her job — planning events for the community.

But with regulations related to the COVID-19 pandemic fairly steady and the holiday season coming up, Behler and the rest of the department got their heads together to figure out how they could provide entertainment and connection once more.

“We finally feel comfortable wrapping our heads around what we can or can’t do safely,” Behler said.

With that in mind, the department is hosting its annual Harvest Festival this October. The extravaganza is much different than in years past. Instead of mainstay activities like hayrides and face painting in the Stein-Boozier Barn throughout a single day, this year’s event will take place Oct. 14-29 and include both virtual and drive-through events.

“I think we’re really

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Wigtown Book Festival review: “Sometimes it takes a plague year to appreciate the good things in life”

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This year’s Wigtown Book Festival has taken audiences to some very dark places, but it has also been a celebration of life’s beauty and goodness, writes David Robinson

Monday, 28th September 2020, 12:12 pm

I don’t know about you, but I’m a complete stranger to the Hindu goddess Durga. She first came into being, Neil MacGregor told the Wigtown Book Festival on Saturday, because the male gods were making such a hash of getting rid of human evil.

She visits earth once a year (round about now, actually) but won’t come until a statue of her has been made, using wicker to bind earth specially picked from every part of the village. Symbols are placed at her feet of everything that is worrying the locals. At the end of Durga’s festival, her statue is taken to the Ganges, where it dissolves in the holy river.

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Ethiopian Forces Should Show Restraint at Upcoming Festival – Ethiopia

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By Laetitia Bader

Oromo Holiday Has Been a Flashpoint for Violence

Each year, massive crowds gather in the town of Bishoftu in Ethiopia’s Oromia region for the Oromo harvest festival of Irreecha. It’s one of the year’s most important cultural and religious events for millions of ethnic Oromos.

But this year’s festival, on October 3 and 4, occurs against the backdrop of escalating tensions and unrest in Oromia. On June 29, the assassination of popular Oromo singer Hachalu Hundessa triggered violence, leaving hundreds killed, some by security forces, others by civilian perpetrators, and massive property destruction and displacement.

In response, the government detained thousands, including prominent politicians it accuses of involvement in the violence. The security force presence in many towns in Oromia has increased, and recent protests have been met with a heavy-handed response.

Irreecha has already been a political flashpoint. In 2016, following a year of anti-government protests,

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Amit Shah inaugurates the “Destination North East-2020” Festival

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New Delhi, Sept. 27 — Union Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurated the “Destination North East -2020” through video conferencing on Sunday.

The Union Home Minister is also the Chairman of the North-East Council.

On this occasion, Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region Development (I/C), Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pension, Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh and Chief Ministers of the eight North EasternStates were also present.

In his address, Amit Shah said that “North East, rich in natural beauty, folk culture and art, is fully capable of becoming a major centre of world tourism”.

Shah said,”Uder the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the North East region will emerge as one of the favourite tourism and business destinations of India.”

The Union Home Minister said that “the ‘Destination North East-2020’, which runs till 30 September, aims to introduce various cultures

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Theatre Crude Fringe Festival goes virtual due to pandemic

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At the 2019 Theatre Crude Fringe Festival, Perpetual Motion Dance performs "Water Won't Wait." [Photo by Abby Welch]
At the 2019 Theatre Crude Fringe Festival, Perpetual Motion Dance performs “Water Won’t Wait.” [Photo by Abby Welch]

A version of this story appears in the Sunday Life section of The Oklahoman.

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Second annual Theatre Crude Fringe Festival goes virtual due to pandemic

Rodney Brazil is cooking up something special for the Oklahoma City’s second annual fringe festival.

But the OKC actor, writer and producer also is making some last-minute changes to the recipe for his new one-man show.

“What’s going to be interesting with ‘Naked Brunch’ is my life has had a lot of twists and turns since I conceived the show and entered it into the festival earlier this year. The show talks a lot about figments of our imagination and hallucinations we have and ways that we deceive ourselves in certain situations. My thinking on that has changed

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D.C. book festival features Arkansan’s young-adult novel

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WASHINGTON — At this weekend’s virtual National Book Festival, “Lifestyles of Gods & Monsters,” by Arkansas author Emily Roberson, will be in the spotlight.

Her young-adult novel, a mix of mythology, “The Hunger Games” and “Keeping up with the Kardashians,” has been designated one of the nation’s 53 “Great Reads from Great Places.”

The annual list — https://tinyurl.com/listreads — includes one book from each state, plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and one other U.S. territory.

The Arkansas Center for the Book, an affiliate of the Library of Congress’ Center for the Book, made the selection.

“We noticed Emily Roberson’s book. We enjoyed it. We know that she’s a little Rock author, and we thought this would be a nice book to highlight this year,” said Karen O’Connell, the Arkansas center’s coordinator.

“‘Lifestyles of Gods & Monsters” reimagines the millennia-old story of Ariadne, Theseus and the Minotaur — the

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Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurates the “Destination North East-2020” Festival – Odisha Breaking News | Odisha News | Latest Odisha News

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New Delhi: Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah inaugurated the “Destination North East -2020” through video conferencing today. The Union Home Minister is also the Chairman of the North-East Council. On this occasion, Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region Development (I/C), Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pension, Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh and Chief Ministers of the eight North EasternStates were also present.
In his address, Shri Amit Shah said that “North East, rich in natural beauty, folk culture and art, is fully capable of becoming a major centre of world tourism”. Shri Shah said that “under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the North East region will emerge as one of the favourite tourism and business destinations of India”.

The Union Home Minister said that “the ‘Destination North East-2020′, which runs till 30 September, aims to introduce

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Isfahan festival to review India’s Smile festival shorts

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TEHRAN – A lineup of six short films selected from India’s Smile International Film Festival for Children and Youth will be reviewed during the International Film Festival for Children and Youth in Isfahan, the organizers have announced.

The short films selected from the category “The Kids of Picture Paathshala” feature films with the central themes of peace, nature and friendship with different titles of Roshni, Rang, Life, Photograph, Batata and Sahara.

The 33rd edition of the International Film Festival for Children and Youth will be held online from October 18 to 23 this year due to a spike in coronavirus cases in the country, the director of the festival, Alireza Tabesh, said.

This edition of the festival will be held in the two national and international sections, and the Farabi Cinema Foundation, Cinema Organization of Iran and the Isfahan Municipality are the main organizers of the gala.

According to Tabesh,

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Hyde Park Jazz Festival makes a mighty impact online

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No, it wasn’t quite the same as spending a day running around Hyde Park catching jazz sets in concert halls, courtyards, churches and whatnot.

But the folks who stage the annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival weren’t going to let the pandemic derail the 14th annual event. So the two-day soirée opened Saturday with a series of stylistically wide-ranging shows livestreamed from the University of Chicago’s Logan Center for the Arts.

True, it was a little weird to hear a musician’s big solo answered by silence in the hall, since no audience was present. After a while, however, you got used to that, focusing entirely on the pure pleasure of hearing music (albeit through computer speakers).

Several of Chicago’s most admired musicians were the stars, and judging by what they played, you’d never guess that most have had few — if any — gigs since March. Clearly, they’ve been practicing.

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