Festivals and celebrations bring lots of happiness in the lives of people. Therefore, many nations have created more festivals in present era to get chances of staying happy with friends and family. Some of the famous festivals that are being celebrated in different countries are given below:
Harbin Ice and Snow Festival
This festival is getting more popular among Chinese in all over the world. The incredible things are made from snow and ice. The lasers and lights are used to decorate Ice Castles and other objects. The festival starts from 5th January and ends at same date on February.
When we hear about the word festival, first things that come in our minds are celebrations, happiness, spending quality time with loved ones etc. Here are few most interesting festivals being celebrated by different nations. Take a look at them.
Chinese New Year:
The New Year of China brings lots of colors and celebrations for the natives. It is the most important and significant day of the year. The use of many items is common in its celebrations i.e. lanterns, flowers, symbolic clothing, fireworks and dragons. This festival raises eyebrows of many people due to colorful events and unique rituals.
Let us quickly have a look on the famous festivals of the world in a date wise format.
A date wise calendar of festivals has been enlisted below:
Festivals from 1st to 15th August
- On 1st August, Benin and Switzerland have their National Days.
- Rakhsa Bandhan, a Hindu religious festival is on the 2nd of August.
- Islander Children’s Day is on 4th August with Jamaica’s National day on the 5th. Also, Ambifair Festival, Brisbane is on the 5th of August.
- On 6th, Cook Islands has its Constitution Day while Bolivia has Independence Day on the same date. Garma Festival is also commemorated on 6th August.
- On 9th, there is Singapore’s National Day and Darwin Festival.
- Krishna Janmashtami, Hindu religious festival is on the 10th of August.
- On 11th and 14th, Chad and Pakistan have their National Day and Independence Day respectively.
- Dormition of Theotokos, a Christian festival in the memory of V1irgin Mary is on 15th. Also, Townville Cultural Festival is commemorated on the same day.
Festivals from 16th to 31st August
- On 18th August, Henley-On-Todd Regatta is rejoiced which is also considered the festival of rowers.
- On 19th of August, Muslims will celebrate their religious festival of Eid-ul-Fitr.
- On 25th August, Mareeba Multicultural Festival is rejoiced to pay homage to culturally diverse groups.
- On 27th of August, Karen Wrist Tying Ceremony will be celebrated in Hobart.
- On 31st, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia and Tobago have their National Day respectively.
South America is a land of rich culture and amazing festivals. Every season, the people organize interesting seasonal events here that welcome people from all over the world. Some of the famous South American festivals have been described here.
New Year Eve
New Year Eve is one of the biggest seasonal events that are rejoiced throughout the world. The thing that makes this event memorable in South America is the special indigenous style of the locals. The exciting music, fireworks and delicious cuisines that you will find here would be absolutely matchless. So, do not forget to miss out on this great festival before you plan a trip to South America.
Festival of Sun
Inti Raymi is another great event that gets lots of people each year in the land of Peru. It welcomes enormous number of people that gets to see amazing floats, dances, barbecues and bonfires. It is undoubtedly considered the second largest South American seasonal event. Not only the local and foreigners can cherish the Festival of Sun (Inti Raymi), but for indigenous masses another festival is also there.
Wine Harvest Festival
Mendoza Wine Harvest festival is a big reason to gather local farmers and other people who cherish the season’s harvest. The event is commemorated excitingly with Argentina’s best wine served here along with fireworks in the background.
There are many more fabulous events that are commemorated in South America. In a nutshell, you will be welcomed by great many festivals there whenever you get to visit South America.
North America is never short of adventurous events and festivals. The people love to party around and festivals are must-visit events. You can have hell lot of fun by simply visiting the following three famous seasonal events of North America. The description is given below for your information:
Portland Rose Festival
This festival is literally a beautiful place to enjoy yourself of a scented atmosphere. The roses of various sorts can be seen and smelled here. Not only can you find roses of different varieties here, but also you can have good food here. The festival is follweod by grand parades and a long fair is commemorated too.
The advent of summer is met with a beautiful event known as Summerfest. It is basically a musical event with over 700 musical bands participating in the festival. It is also considered one of the largest music festivals of the world. It prolongs for a period of eleven days full of excitement and fun.
It is a grand celebration of the cultural heritage of Calgary, Alberta. An annual stampede is commemorated here with various colorful events. The intermingling of fireworks, musical events and food festivals make this event a desirable one. For music lovers, it is definitely a must-visit occasion because of the arrival of various music icons.
On the whole, the North American festivals are full of entertainment. You can gain a lot through visiting anyone of your interest. So, do not forget to come along with your family there.
The continent of Europe is full of interesting sights and sounds. You can have everything you want in Europe, not to name means of entertainment. In entertainment, the festivals come at the first that have a big role to play there. Let us talk about some of the most interesting and famous European festivals. I hope you will find many of them eye-openers as well.
Let me tell you about some of the festivals that involve throwing objects at people. Don’t get scared; the objects are simple eatables like oranges and tomatoes. I am talking about two separate festivals here. One is Spanish festival La Tomatina that involves throwing loads of tomatoes on the participants. Well, another festival is related to throwing oranges to people. It is commemorated in Italy and the event is named Battle of Oranges.
Europe is not short of extreme sport events that include animals in the festivals. One such event is Running of Bulls, a Spanish festival that gets thousands of visitors annually. It is extremely exciting as well as risky event too. The people run while they are chased away by roaring bulls. Well, another such event is Italian festival Palio that includes horses in the race. The horse riders come along with their horses and take lead in the event.
The festivals described above are the ones that represent the culture of few European countries. You can visit these festivals and enjoy the taste of excitement at its peak there.
The seasonal festivals are enjoyed all over the world. The people cherish the advent of new season or rejoice some seasonal event in Australia too. Some festivals are full of art works and invite great artists from the country. However, there are some festivals rich in music and dance as well. Also, there is nothing short of events like food festivals here too. The lovers of movies are also here in abundance. There are various seasonal events that are commemorated in Australia every year. The famous festivals include Whaleshark Festival, Rainbow Serpent Festival, Strawberry Fields, Eclipse Festival and Subsonic festivals.
Let me describe each event one by one. The whaleshark festival, as the name indicates is about shark displays in big aquariums. The people, especially crazy about sharks, spend time here to see sharks. It has an important role in the protection of marine life. The Rainbow Serpent Festival is a celebration of multiple art displays under one roof. This event is also full of musical events that keep you humming throughout. Another interesting and unique festival of Australia is Eclipse Festival. The people gather to witness the event of eclipse with their loved ones.
The festivals mentioned above and much more are commemorated with zeal and zest in Australia each year. You only need to pack your bags and get ready for the event that interests you most. You can also get yourself registered beforehand for the participation in the festival too.
Seasonal Festivals in Thailand and Burma
As the new season arrives, the people living in various regions of Asia organize various interesting seasonal festivals. One of the most famous seasonal festivals is Songkran Water Fight festival that is rejoiced in Thailand. Here, the people throw water party and welcome the arrival of New Year. Another festival to welcome the arrival of new year is Thingyan. It is celebrated in Burma and consists of a water fight that continues for a period of four days.
Seasonal Festivals in China
Similarly, another seasonal festival is Ice and Snow festival that is commemorated in China. It is rejoiced when snow comes in a part of China converting the town into an Iceland. The Chinese are not only content with celebration of an ice festival, but they also rejoice Mid Autumn Festival. It is celebrated at the arrival of autumn season with music and dance. Also, tasty delights are prepared to cherish the autumn season.
Few Other Seasonal Festivals
The list of seasonal festivals of Asia does not end here. There are some other seasonal festivals of interest for Asians too. For instance, A Full Moon Party is thrown in Thailand where around 30,000 people gather to commemorate the event. Boryeong Festival in Korea, Festival of Ages in Japan and few others Asian festivals are also of great interest to thousands of people. Do enjoy yourself of these exciting festivals to get a refreshing taste of the new season.
African Summer Festivals
African Summer Festival is one of the exciting and long-awaited events. It is in general an adventurous event full of art, music, food and interesting activities. You can have tasty meals there cooked among the beating of drums. You can also witness daring acrobats here to enjoy yourself during the festival. If you are interested in flying kites, why not enjoy this summer with Cape Town International Kite festival? Take your families along to spend a beautiful evening in Cape Town.
African Carnivals and Wine Festivals
If seeking fun at its extreme, Cape Town Minstrel Carnival is absolutely the right choice for you. It is the only festival that covers all sorts of entertainment under one roof. You have no reason to not attend this African seasonal festival. In South Africa, you can have the taste of extremely best-tasted wines at a peculiar event. This festival; Wellington Wine Harvest, is probably the great opportunity for the local dwellers to have good time.
African Floral events
Flora Egypt Fair is definitely a must-visit for flower-lovers. The festival has a huge business value as well. When the people from other countries attend this festival, they look for new opportunities to initiate their businesses. On the whole, it is a treat to view beautiful flowers here. In Mauritius too, an interesting festival is commemorated to entertain African people. Chinese New Year is celebrated here to cherish the New Year.
There are various religious events that are celebrated in South America with great enthusiasm. Many events revolve around meeting with dead souls, exorcising evil spirits or simply performing strange acts. Let me tell you about the great religious events and festivals that are commemorated in South America each year. The famous events from Mexico and Guatemala have been briefly highlighted here.
Great Mexican Festivals
Virgen de la Candelaria is a great occasion for wearing masks and clothes in a religious ceremony. The event is celebrated in Mexico and people can be seen dancing with masked faces. Also, there is a variety of costumes here where people engage themselves in spiritual rituals. Another Mexican event that gets enormous religious gathering is Day of the Dead. Here the people mourn over their losses of their loved ones. They tend to connect with the departed souls on this very day. The ceremony is a beautiful spiritual intermixing of souls.
Guatemala’s Religious Festivals
Burning the Devil Fiesta is an important religious ceremony commemorated in Guatemala. It is meant to help people get rid of devils and evil spirits. They do this by burning effigies representing the devils. Semana Santa is another famous religious ceremony that involves taking a procession to various parts of the city from where it began. Fiesta Santo Tomas, another event of Guatemala is considered a death-defying ceremony. The people with rope tied to their bodies and dance around a 100ft pole.