Revellers in striped jerseys at the Carnaval Encarnaceno in the city of Encarnación, Paraguay.
Easter Sunday is the day when Christians celebrate Jesus of Nazareth’s resurrection from the dead – and when chocolate manufacturers look forward to their biggest profits of the year.
Nowruz marks the beginning of the Persian New Year and is Iran’s National Day, as well as being celebrated widely throughout Central and NW Asia.
Shrove Tuesday marks the last day before the 40-day Lent fast in the Christian calendar, but is more widely known nowadays as Pancake Day.
Visit Sweden’s largest harvest festival, held on the island of Öland from 29 September to 2 October 2011.
Five quick trivia questions about the annual celebration of love and lovers.