In any given month, numerous festivals around the world are taking place. Some to preserve ancient rituals, others to commemorate more recent events, but all good in their own right.
Many of the most popular of these festivals include celebrating in the most colorful way imaginable – with a riot of color. If you’ve ever wondered about the sugar skulls of Mexico or the cherry blossoms of Japan, you’re in the right place!
Listed below are 5 of the most colorful celebrations around the world. Keep reading to learn more!
One of the most renowned color festivals is Holi, celebrated in India and Nepal every March. This festival is held in order to welcome spring’s arrival and includes throwing gulal, a colorful powder, into public space.
Holi provides an outstanding venue for photographers because of its range of vivid colors. You can be sure to snap some amazing photos of the event by following those helpful steps!
Día de Los Muertos, Mexico
Día de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a celebration to honor the dead, held in October. In Mexican culture, deceased family and friends are believed to be able to return to the mortal world 24 hours, once a year.
The people assemble with colorful parades, plastic masks, and costumes to celebrate the return of their loved ones.
Mardi Gras, New Orleans
Every year, Mardi Gras is celebrated in southern Louisiana in preparation for the Lent, also known as Fat Tuesday. As Lent is a time to abstain from indulgent food and celebrations, Mardi Gras offers an opportunity to party as hard as possible in advance.
Mardi Gras reflects an extravagant week. People from all over come to enjoy the food, drink, and street dancing.
La Tomatina, Spain
If you’ve ever wanted to take part in an epic food war, Spain’s La Tomatina is your chance! Residents gather in the town of Bunol every August to throw over-mature tomatoes at each other.
This celebration began in 1945 when a group of youths at a festival forced a guitarist into a vegetable stall and started a food battle.
There are few things more beautiful in nature than the cherry blossom tree and Japan has an abundance of them. The cherry blossoms are in full bloom in spring, from March to May, offering an awe-inspiring view.
Throughout the Cherry Blossom Festival in Hanami, the Japanese enjoy the beauty of those trees with parties under their branches in parks and gardens.
Add these Festivals to Your Bucket List Today
The world we live in is diverse and beautiful. With these vibrant festivals around the world, feel as much of its vibrancy as you can!
Not only is each and every one of these festivals an enjoyable experience, they also give a fantastic opportunity to learn more about a different culture than your own.
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