Cultural Festivals Around The World You Must Be a Part of
With thousands of festivals all around the world, quoting some of them out is not as easy as it seems. The world in which we live is full of diversity and for those who love diversity, knowing different cultures from all over the world is always an interesting thing. Here are some famous cultural events that are worth witnessing and for those who love traveling as well as a cultural taste, this is the best to be read.
Songkran Water Festival, Thailand
This festival in Chaing Mai, Thailand is a water fight festival named Songkran that is the celebration of New Year in Thailand. It is generally held in April as the date is not fixed but varies from time to time. Tourists from all over the world travel long to be a part of this festival as it is the best to enjoy. During this festival, you can’t walk on road without being sprayed with cold icy water as shopkeepers to normal people, everybody be ready with tank full of bottles and water balloons trapping whoever they see.
Up Helly Aa Fire Festival, Scotland
It takes place in the Northern Islands of Scotland and is Europe’s largest fire festival. The event has different types of skits performed, dresses worn and a number of cultural performances. The festivals have a general torching of a massive replica of Viking Longship.
Running off the Bulls, Spain
The San Fermin Festival of Spain or Running of the Bulls as it is generally called is celebrated in Pamplona, Spain. It is a time honored Spanish tradition making bulls run after themselves who play the game. The religious aspect of the tradition has been overshadowed with cultural highlights coming in the atmosphere and more and more people being part of the show for fun.
Holi, India and all around by Hindus
This colorful festival is celebrated by Hindus all over the world especially in India. With spraying colorful colors on each other as well as playing with colored water, Holi is like a true enjoyable day. People visit to their relatives, apply colors and just eat, eat and eat. The celebration starts in the morning and goes madly till night. Chilled Lassi with Bhaang is the most famous during Holi celebration.
Boryeong Mud Festival, South Korea
This festival of Boryeong is mostly celebrated as the Mud Festival which is a true enjoyable event taking place right by the Daecheon Beach. This is its best part as you can be muddy as much as you want and later can wash off by jumping into the ocean to rinse it off.
Taiwan Lantern Festival
Celebrated in Pingxi, Taiwan, this beautiful celebration is the world’s largest lantern festival. If you want to see magic in the sky with lanterns all around, this festival is for you. The sky ablaze up with thousands of floating lanterns making it a picturesque time and worth watching.
Carnevale, Venice, Italy
Carnival in Venice is known as one of the most famous party festival on Earth as one can enjoy the masked celebration with wearing different outfits and enjoying with everyone. It has been the tradition of Venice since 13th century and gets large amount of tourist attraction from all over the world.