I have a knack for festivals. I believe that they are a great way to experience local traditions and culture. Attending festivals is also a great chance to meet locals and tourists alike. Nomadic people like me will never run out of choices as there are remarkable festivals all over the world celebrated throughout the year.
Here we have the top 5 festivals from around the world that you should visit once in your life.
Wakakusa Yamayaki, Japan
The name of the festival means the mountain roast. You will be surprised to know that every year on the 4th Saturday of January, the dead grass on the mountains are set ablaze.
Before setting the grass on fire, you can enjoy the huge fireworks. Special care is taken to assure that the fire will stay on the mountain and it will not reach the city area. The mountain is burned for hours, so people can see the elevation from across the city.
Festa de San Sebastian, Majorca
The Festa de San Sebastian is probably the biggest event in Majorca that is highly anticipated by locals and tourists alike. It is celebrated all over the city with the most amazing and meaningful cultural events to experience.
It is important that you book Majorca flights and hotel in advance. As the dates of the festival will get near, chances of booking the flights will be reduced. Booking early will give you the peace of mind that you will not miss another chance to enjoy.
Carnivale di Venezia, Italy
In Venice, several festivals are organized every year. However, the best one is the Carnivale di Venezia. The biggest attraction of the carnival is that everyone is dressed in the costumes from the past.
Once you will get on the streets, it feels like you are back into the 18th century. There are many locations that offer a complete party scene. Make sure that you do not get stuck on the crowded streets if you truly want to enjoy the carnival.
Mardi Gras, USA
Most definitely, Mardi Gras is the biggest and wildest parties in the United States that is celebrated in the USA every year before the period of Lent starts. It is the time for Catholics to sacrifice and introspect. Hundreds of people participate in the festivals because everyone is welcome regardless of their religion.
All you have to do is dress up in something purple, gold and green. The colors symbolize justice, power, and faith respectively. To most of the individuals, this festival is still a surprise but you will surely enjoy the party.
Sky Lantern Festival, China
Sky lantern festival is a special festival in China that was originated 2000 years ago. Way back when the Chinese villages were attacked, most of the locals used to hide in the mountains to save their lives. Once the villages were safe, the Chinese soldiers would light the lantern in the air to let the villagers know that it is time to come back home.
In the present age, there are two meanings for the festival: (1) sign of hope and dream, and (2) beginning of a new year and future.
No matter where you are or where you are going, there is always a festival to attend to. If you have tried attending any, now is the best time to experience them for yourself. You won’t regret it!