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.
Top Three April Festivals in Europe
Europe is not a place especially known for large scale festivals in April, apart from public celebrations of the Holy Week and the Crucifixion leading to Easter. There are plenty of national events in some countriesthough. Among them are:The Gloucestershire Cheltenham International Jazz Festival in EnglandThe La Feria de Abril in SpainThe Amsterdam Orange Festival in Holland
Most of such events are very traditional and conventional, although visitors from all around the world are welcomed at the larger scale ones. The Gloucestershire Cheltenham International Jazz Festival, held annually around 28 April to 4 May in Cotswold location, is UK’s top jazz festival. The La Feria de Abril in Spain is another annual festival. It is held in Seville. This festival is among the largest in the country and the best in Seville. It offers traditional dress parades, dancing and lively day and night parties throughout the final week of April and the first week of May. The Amsterdam Orange Festival in Holland is one of the most unique festivals in Europe. It is shaped for the fans of the color Orange, beer and dope. Among the scores of other events in the country, it’s a very large festival spanning almost a week with a massive street and canal-boat dance party.
Top 3 Festivals in the Chinese Religion
The Chinese religions, not to be limited to Buddhism, is a very complex set of beliefs. Unlike many other religions and beliefs, the Chinese has a rather unified creed that is largely derived from three different religions (Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism). As such, there is an obvious potential for many festivals all year round, the top three being:
Chinese New Year
The Lantern Festival in ChinaThe Mid-Autumn Festival
Two of the above three are celebrated by almost every Chinese clan around the globe, although the names used to reference the festivals may vary. Chinese New Year, as the name suggests, marks the beginning of the New Year according to the traditional Chinese calendar. It’s probably the most important and colourful festival and is also known as the Lunar New Year in some Chinese societies. The Lantern Festival is largely celebrated in China alone and by Chinese people who have originated in China. The celebration of this festival is singular to those that celebrate it, and it has different names around the world. This Mid-Autumn Festival is a global Chinese religion festival greatly celebrated in China along the lines of a Thanksgiving Day.
5 Most Famous Asian Carnivals and Festivals
Asia is the largest continent in the world with hundreds of different cultures and societies living on it. It may seem obvious that there would be hundreds of carnivals and festivals all year round. Let’s look at the top five carnivals and events:The Holi Festival in India
• The Songkhran Festival in Thailand
• The Thaipusam Festival in Malaysia
• The Chinese New Year festival in ChinaThe Tet Nguyen Dan Festival in Vietnam
These five are just merely a drop in the ocean of festivals throughout the continent, chosen by focusing on the crowd gathering as the main determinant factor. The Holi Festival in India is widely celebrated around the country as well as in other Hindu-associated societies. It’s also known as the festival of colors. The Songkhran Festival in Thailand is one of the largest in the region. It marks the New Year according to the Thai traditional calendar. The Thaipusam Festival in Malaysia is a Hindu Festival celebrating the birth ofLord Muruga There is a large focus on the Batu Caves temple. The festivities in that area are attended by almost 1.5 million devotees annually. The Chinese New Year in China gets extremely colorful towards the final few days. The the lantern procession and lion dancing occur during that time. Finally, the Tet Nguyen Dan Festival in Vietnam marks the New Year according to the Vietnamese calendar.
Top 3 Cultural Festivals around the World
Cultural festivals are way of life in many countries where multiracial populations live, despite the fact that race and culture are not necessarily related. Some cultural festivals are so exciting they spread to every corner of the globe on their own, while some others are less popular. There are plenty of popular ones that we could talk about. The top three are:
St. Patrick’s DayThe Sydney Mardi Gras festivalThe Chinese New Year festival
St. Patrick’s Day originated inIreland, but in the past century or so, this “green” Irish culture festival has traveled to all corners of the world from San Francisco in the US to Borneo Island in Malaysia. It’s a day of celebration in many states in the US in fact. The Sydney Mardi Gras festival is uniquely Australian on the other hand. It’s held every February and is also the largest gay and lesbian Mardi Gras in the world. It attracts thousands of people from around the world and in recent years has become popular among the gay and lesbian group. The Chinese New Year is a stereotypical cultural festival that is celebrated by both the Chinese and non-Chinese all around the world around January-February.
Top 3 Global Festivals around the Calendar
Global festivals take place almost every month, but not all can attract large numbers of viewers. Such big events are not only costly to market, but also involve a very extensive amount of planning and activity behind the scenes. Three examples of the most famous world festivals in recent years are:The Olympicsthe Global Peace FestivalThe Pangea Day
Of these three, we can see that one event is sport related. The rationale for the Olympics being listed here is its nature of universal ‘togetherness’ that goes beyond cultural boundaries. It takes place every 4 years in a different country, and beyond this fact, everything goes without saying. The Olympics have always been among the highest rated TV broadcasts.
The Global Peace Festival which takes place when possible, is another of the highest rated live gatherings,. Millions attend on the internet at the same time, watching the launch. Pangea Day is comparatively new. It was introduced last year by an individual seeking to unite the world population via a 4-hour live telecast of cultural short films across the internet. This digital-era campsite festival is anticipated to return this year and into the future, but nothing is confirmed at this point.