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There's A Festival In Nepal Where They Spend The Day Worshipping Dogs And We're In Love

Kukur Tihar is our new favorite holiday! Kukar Tihar translates to the worship of dogs. Once a year in Nepal, all Nepalese dogs (home-owned and stray) receive a royal treatment! In Hindu religion, the dog is a sacred animal and are the animals that accompany us on our way to heaven -- so once a year the Nepalese dedicate a day to mankind's most loyal friend and guardian. 

During the festival, each dog gets a flower garland called a "malla" placed around their neck and their forehead is painted with a red-colored powder called "talik" or "tikka". This mark symbolizes their sacredness. 

Of course, the best part -- the feast! Various goodies ranging from cookies and fruits to cheese, meat and high-quality dog food.

And that's not all! All dogs, home-owned, stray, and police dogs then partake in a special march that marks the occasion. 

Enjoy some pictures below of the best day in Nepal!

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These Giant Animals Made Of Straw Invaded Japanese Fields After Rice Harvest

Fall is a season of harvesting, and festivals to celebrate it are currently taking place all over the world. In Northern Japan, the Wara Art Festival recently rang in the September-October rice season, and it's a wildly inventive and fun way to repurpose rice straw left over from the harvest.


animals made of straw in Japan
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Highlights Of Catcon 2017

CatCon is an annual celebration of cats and the cat aesthetic, all of which has developed out of pure passion and love for feline pets. People gather each year in southern California for the big event. This year's third annual feline frenzy brought 15,000 cat lovers together for a weekend of fun and frolic at the Pasadena Convention Center on August 12th-13th. Attendees participated in experiential marketing, explored new products and fashion for both themselves and their four-legged furriends, and met with some of the most famous internet cats in the world.
So, in case you've missed it, here are some highlights of the kitty fest. via: The Purrington Post 

Highlights of Catcon convention 2017
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Pug Dogs and Owners Attend PugFest In Manchester (14 Pictures)

This years PugFest festival, that celebrates pugs and pug cross breeds, was held on July 16th, 2017 at the MediaCityUk in Salford, Greater Manchester, northern England. The annual festival was a huge hit! On Sunday at the film-themed event on Sunday, which featured a red carpet where paparazzi snapped well-dressed pugs, a fancy dress competition and agility course, there was said to be around 4,000 people and over 1,000 pugs! 



a cute pug that is dressed in a mini mouse skirt - cover for a story about the manchester festival pugfest that happened over the weekend
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This year thousands of cat video lovers gathered in St. Paul, Minnesota to celebrate the fourth annual Internet Cat Video Festival. Fans dressed in all manner of cat themed regalia to enjoy the festivities and watch a 70-minute long compilation video featuring the best of 15,000 submissions. The festival's crowning event is the Golden Kitty award which is determined by popular vote in the month leading up the the event and announced during the festival. This year's winner? Alana Grelyak and Michael Gabriele of Chicago for a parody of the well known MasterCard commercials which they titled "Cat Behavior Finally Explained".