There is something about festivals around the world that makes us wish to just pack our bags and travel to that country. The festival brings out the culture, arts, and music of the country in a unique way. Here are some of the most colorful festivals around the world.
If you want to see a truly colorful festival in India, you can not miss Holi.It is Hindu festival that marks the arrival of spring. It is Known widely as the Festival of Colour and it takes place over two days. People put colors on each other playfully, spend time together with family members and friends and indulge in mouth watering sweets during this time.Many color festivals all over the world are inspired by Holi.
2.La Tomatina, Valencia, Spain
La Tomatina is a food fight festival which is held in August annually in the town of Bunol near to Valencia in Spain. This event is considered ‘World’s Biggest Food Fight’ where tons of riped tomatoes are thrown in the streets.The main feature of this festival is the tomato fight which happens from 11 am and 1 pm on the D-day. The event has been so popular among the foreigners in last few years that now the organizers have limited the number of people to 20,000 only.
3.Masskara Festival, Bacolod City, Philippines
The MassKara Festival is an annual festival which is held annually in October in Bacolod, Philippines.A street dance competition is held where people from all walks of life come to the streets to see masked dancers dancing to the rhythm of Latin musical beats.From the MassKara Queen beauty pageant to the food festival this event has it all. The Carnival has drums, bugle corps competitions, sports events, musical concerts, agriculture-trade fairs, garden shows, and other spectacular events that truly make this city a city of smiles in this time of the year.
4.Vivid Festival, Sydney, Australia
Vivid Sydney is a 23-day festival of light, music, and ideas that usually happens in May and June. It is a celebration of light, music, and creativity where art, technology, and commerce meet.During this time Sydney is transformed into a wonderland of ‘light art’ sculptures and unique light decorations making the event to remember all year.The great thing is that it is free. The celebration enchants magic as the stunning light-designs meet with the world’s largest outdoor ‘art-gallery’ making it a unique experience. Lighting artists, designers, and manufacturers from around Australia and the world come together to illuminate and decorate Sydney’s urban areas.
5.Rio de Janeiro Carnival, Brazil
This list can not be completed without mentioning the Carnival of Rio de Janeiro.The deliciously bronzed samba dancers, the throbbing music, amazing energy and applause of the spectators filled with Cariocas and visitors from around the world, this festival has it all. The excitement builds up in the city as the Carnival time gets closer. It is the most colorful event of the year in Brazil.
6.Fuji Shibazakura Festival, Fuji Five Lakes, Japan
The Fuji Shibazakura Festival is one of the best and most popular occasions in Japan to see shibazakura (pink moss or phlox moss in English).Not only you can enjoy the area of Lake Motosuko in the Fuji Five Lakes of vast fields of shibazakura, but also a stunning Mount Fuji in the backdrop on clear days.It is recommended to avoid visiting on weekends or over the Golden Week holidays because it might be overpopulated.
Article by Prateeksha pal