20th February, 2020
Festivals around the world
Live every day as if it is a festival. Turn your life into a celebration.
Shri Radhe Ma
It has been said that the greatness of a culture can be found in its festivals, and if you want to fully immerse yourself in a destination then why not celebrate with the locals? Wherever you want to travel, chances are there will be some sort of festival taking place, and time it right you could enjoy an unforgettable experience and get a great insight into another side of life. From India’s Holi Festival and Valencia’s famous Fire Festival to New Orleans' Mardi Gras… there are so many incredible events taking place that you’ll not want to miss.
Mardi Gras in New Orleans
You can’t visit New Orleans without experiencing the sights, smells and tastes of Mardi Gras. New Orleans’ decadent festival, dates back thousands of years and, like Christmas, is a season and not just one day. There are many Mardis Gras traditions in New Orleans and some may seem bizarre, but they all have their roots in the history of the carnival.
Holi - India's Festival of Colours
Experience India with a shot of colour – immerse yourself in the Hindu Holi Festival. This is one of the most photogenic festivals in the world, and you’re likely to have seen images of this vibrantly colourful celebration of love, colour, fertility and triumph of good over evil, but why not experience it for yourself?
Las Fallas Festival in Valencia
Fireworks and caricatures – loud, frantic, colourful and crazy, Valencia comes alive in March when the famous Las Fallas Festival takes place. You’ll see ninots, in the shape of famous celebrities and fantastical characters, marched in loud parades during the day and burnt at night.
Japan's Cherry Blossom Festival
Cherry blossom festivals, hanami, are an important custom in Japan and are held across the country throughout the spring. The custom is all about the enjoyment of beauty, and hanami literally means ‘viewing flowers’.
Discover more festivals of the world with our previous blog.
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