The Calendimaggio celebrations in Assisi trace their roots back to very ancient customs of celebrating spring that were used by civilisations even outside the Italian peninsula. These traditions were later transformed into celebrations of the goddesses Maia and Flora by the Romans, and later still into the Kalende di Maggio celebrations during the Middle Ages. Groups of young gaudentes sing, dance and serenade their way through the city's streets and squares as a means of celebrating the return of spring.
After 108 years the Chicago Cubs won their 2nd World Series. The Cubs long suffering fans really celebrated. Five million fans came out to cheer the team's victory. The series was very exciting with two teams Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland indians had not won a World Series in a longuy time (Cleveland since 1948, the Cubs since 1908). It was a great series the two teams gave it their all. Hopefully Cleveland will win one soon.
Fantastic views of the mystical Ayres Rock. The night time views are spectacular.