An excerpt from The Bonds We Share: Images of Humanity, 40 Years Around the World.
A young girl decorated for the Jaisalmer camel festival.
The Jaisalmer Desert Festival is an annual event that takes place in February in the beautiful city of Jaisalmer, India. The festival is held in the middle of the beautiful dunes of the Thar desert in the Sam Dunes (42 kilometers from Jaisalmer). Romantic, remote, and unspoiled, the place comes alive during the three-day extravaganza of desert delights.
The Jaisalmer Desert Festival is an expressive way to celebrate or enjoy the glorious expressive heritage of Rajasthan. Festival guests will have appropriate times to rejoice in the celebration with their loved ones. All guests of the Jaisalmer Desert Festival will witness Rajasthan’s traditional roots in different ways, from local folk food to other festive celebrations.
Daughter and father during the celebration of Earth Day.
His face is decorated with colors of the earth. With events on Earth Day and throughout the week, New York City celebrates sustainability and ways of living in harmony with the planet. Scheduled festivities include a march down Broadway with a mix of virtual talks and celebrations and in-person walks and volunteer opportunities across the counties.
Earth Day began in 1970 as a way to raise awareness of environmental issues and became a global event in 1990; The event has been held in parks throughout the city since 2000.
Glenn Mark Losack is a psychiatrist and author of The Bonds We Share: Images of Humanity, 40 Years Around the World.
Image Credit: Glenn Mark Losack