Few unique and beautiful festivals celebrated in different corners of the world
Yi Peng Lantern Festival, Thailand
Yi Peng Lantern Festival celebration is meant to obtain Buddhist merit. During the festival, sky lanterns are set off in to the air. The festival attracts many people. The sight of the floating lights in the air creates an amazing view.
Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Carnival festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil dates back to 1723 and is one of the most famous festivals in the world, held every year before Lent. It is also considered as the biggest parade in the world with two million people per day on the streets. Its also famous for the Samba dance competition held during the festival.
Oktoberfest, Munich, Germany
This is a 16 day long festival held every year in Oktoberfest, Munich, Germany. This festival is dated back to 1810 and the festival depicts Bavarian culture. It was originally celebrated as commemoration of Prince Ludwig’s wedding. Large quantities of Oktoberfest Beer are consumed during the festival for which it is also known as world’s biggest beer celebration.
Saint Patrick’s Day, Ireland
It is celebrated annually (17th March) on the death day of Saint Patrick and is celebrated to commemorate the arrival of Christianity to Ireland. People wear green clothes and green dyed rivers define the festival.
La Tomatina, Spain
This is one of the unique festivals, celebrated in Spain. It is held on the last Wednesday of August every year. More than one hundred metric tons of over-ripe tomatoes are thrown in the streets for fun. The celebration attracts many locals as well as tourists. The city becomes entirely covered with tomato paste.
Burning Man Festival, Blackrock Desert, Nevada, USA
The Burning Man Festival, Blackrock Desert was started in 1986. The event begins on the last Monday in August, and ends on the first Monday in September. It was initially started as a bonfire ritual on the summer solstice. But now, the festival has turned into an amazing, extravagant art festival. A wooden man is set on fire at the end of the festival.
Celebrated all across India during every spring, Holi is originally an ancient Hindu festival, now also celebrated by other communities in India. It is celebrated to welcome a new season and for good harvests. People play with the colorful powder and celebrate it wildly. It is also called the festival of colours.