Easter- Festival that brings life

Easter- Festival that brings life

Easter Eggs

Christmas is the main festival of the Christians but Easter is another one. It is considered to be one of the most pious festivals of the Christians is the Easter. It is celebrated on Sunday just after the arrival of the full moon after the end of spring. It is eve time for the Christians to party and celebrate this day with their relatives and enjoy a lavish dinner. People rejoice this day. People read the Bible and elders tell the legendary story of this festival to the kids.

Most of the people this day exchange gifts with their relatives. The people believe in colouring the eggs in different bright and vibrant colours and distributing it among the relatives. This custom is believed to bring luck and new life to the people. The different churches provide various types of services to its people this day. The people go to the churches, sing prayers, hymns and songs and worship their lord. Read more..

Cultural Festivals of April

by on November 6, 2012
in Cultural festivals

the cultural festivals in april

Interesting Cultural Events

You all might have enjoyed playing marbles when you were young. Would not it be fun if you are given a chance to play marbles while you are an adult? So, we have World Marbles Championships commemorated in England. In April, this grand festival will make you a champion of this unique game provided you show excellent performance. However, the Germans instead like to be in the company of witches this April! They celebrate their festival, Witches’ Night to while reaching on the top of mountain at Brocken.

Devoted Cultural Celebrations

Kumbh Mela is a great Indian festival in which the Hindu devotees gather at a place to perform pilgrimage. They intend to dive in their holy river of Ganga and perform religious rituals. Similar festival, Songkran Water Festival, is commemorated in Thailand in which people give bath to Buddha’s images. Also, water is sprinkled on people to bless them. The Chinese, however, enjoy themselves in the joys of Sister’s Meal Festival. It is intended to bring men and women close to each other to form courtship.

Aspiring Cultural Extravaganza

The Americans appear to be crazy after jazz music as they come to attend New Orleans’s cultural festival. They display their heritage and play jazz music to entertain the participants of the festival. However, the residents of Netherlands are pleased to celebrate their Queen’s birthday on the Queen’s Day. It is a colorful occasion rejoiced in Amsterdam and involves thousands of queen lovers in it. The Russians’ Golden Mask Festival is another unique cultural event involving music, dance and costumes.

Cultural Festivals of Countries in Africa

by on November 6, 2012
in Cultural festivals

Cultural Festivals of Countries in Africa

Festivals of Ghana and Ivory Coast

It is named Homowo festival meaning mocking hunger. It started to rejoice the end of a prolonged famine in Accra Plains. Hogbetsotso Festival is another unique cultural event. The onlookers beat drums and dance together to honor a historical event. This festival is cherished for the escape of Anlo Ewes from Agokoli of Togo’s rule. Akwasidee Festival is another festival in which people pay tribute to King Otumfuo for 42 days. Panafest is another cultural event, commemorated in Ghana which fosters performing arts. It especially includes all the Africans and people related to African continent to enhance development in Africa. In Ivory Coast, the festival of fame is Bouake Carnival attracting a multitude of spectators.

Festivals of Mali, Kenya and Uganda

To name a few important Malian events, Festival of Desert and Crossing of Cattle cannot be ignored. The former is an exciting cultural event full of music, dance and fun. However, the latter is a treat for cattle owners who migrate to reach to the other side of the river. They meet their families and participate in competition related to cattle. In Kenya, International Camel Derby festival is worth mentioning. It includes camel races inviting people from all over the world. Mombasa Carnival is another event full of interesting floats and parades. However, Ugandans meet at an arts and music platform to cherish Bayimba International Festival.

Other important festivals are Egyptian Marathon, Sahara Marathon, Moroccan Sacred Music Festival and so on.

Cultural Festivals of July-Eye-Catching and Novel

by on September 25, 2012
in Festivals in July

July is the month when summer is at its peak in most parts of the world. A majority of people organize plenty of festivals to beat the summer! Various cultural festivals are rejoiced in July which has been briefly described here.

Rath-Yatra-Festival

Kirkpinar Oil Wrestling, Running of the Bulls and Rath Yatra

This festival, originated in Ottoman Empire era, is an interesting cultural festival of Turkey. The people put oil on their bodies and wrestle with each other. The key is not letting oneself get into the grip of other person included in the wrestling game. While Turkish participates in oil wrestling, Spanish take part in bull running! The people take bulls in a ground and let them run after them! At the same time, Indians are busy making preparations to celebrate the occasion of Rath Yatra.

Australian Italian festival

Camel Cup, Tartan Day and Australian-Italian Festival

In the midst of the heat, Australians celebrate Camel cup in July. The people ride on camels and take part in camel race. Likewise, Scottish rejoices Tartan Day to remember the time of banning of wearing tartans by English law once. What is more! Italian culture is celebrated on Australian land in the form of cultural displays.

Near death experience festival

World Bodypainting Festival and Near-Death Experience Festival

In Austria, art is paid homage in the month of July in the form of bodypainting festival! Likewise, in Spain, a festival is commemorated bringing few people together to jump into coffins and mimic death!

There are dozens more novel festivals like Gilroy Garlic Festival, Heiva, Womad and so on!