Cover the floor with flower carpets and dance with the decorated elephants until you are blue in the face… Elaborate feasts, elegant dances, ornately dressed elephants, vibrant parades, snake boat races and intricate flower carpets are all part of this breathtaking harvest festival, the biggest festival in the South Indian state of Kerala .
The grave of ballerina Marie Tagioni at the Montmartre cemetery in Paris, where young dancers still leave their dancing shoes and flowers. Marie Taglioni pioneered the en pointe style of dance which characterises ballet today.
This festival is held on the Sunday closest to September 23 at Akiba Shrine (on the grounds of Chiryu Shrine). Events of fireworks or tube fireworks that boast the beauty of Japanese tradition represent the Akiba Festival.