Festivals are one sure way to experience the culture of a particular community. With so many festivals all over the world, you are sure to be spoilt for choice on which to choose. Here are some of them.
SAN VINO WINE FIGHT – SPAIN
Spain’s annual Batala de vino, or wine battle, must be Europe’s most unique and underrated annual festivals. Each year in the small village of Haro, thousands of revelers wage war on each other using red wine as their weapon. Every form of vessel is filled with red wine and the festival leaves attendees stained from head to toe. This event takes place between28-30 of June each year
COMIC CON INTERNATIONAL – USA
With animated movies and comics gaining popularity , the franchise of comic con has been growing over the years .This festival held in san Diego, California, between 20-23 July features a four day event which helps you experience different genre in the fantasy world. This is one festival where your inner child comes to play.
EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL – SCOTLAND
Every 4 – 28 of august at Edinburgh, Scotland, the best of theater, music, film, comedy, dance, musicals, spoken words, street performance and everything art, converges at the world’s largest art festival . Developed 70 years ago this open-access festival is sure to leave you with a great experience.
LA TOMATINA – SPAIN
This takes place in Bunol a Spanish town in Valencia every 30th of august this tomato war festival kicks off when trucks brings kilos of tomatoes to the venue. Getting dirty and messy cannot be avoided in this festival because it involves throwing tomato at one another. This is one messy fun festival
NOTING HILL CARNIVAL – UK
Every august 30 Notting Hill comes alive with this carnival. It is a riot of steel drums, exuberant decorated floats and dancers. The music is so contagious that you just find yourself swaying to the beat of the music and this is achieved by months and months of preparation by the organizers
DIWALI – INDIA
Known as the festival of light the Diwali last for four to five days and takes place around 19-23 October. It involves exchanging of gifts, burning butter and oil lantern and fireworks. It is a very noisy festival with fireworks exploding everywhere
LOY KRATHONG & YI PENG – THILAND
One of the most picturesque and Romanic festival of Thailand falling on the full moon of the lunar month. Young couples draped in traditional clothes, gather around Lakes, Rivers and canals to pay respect to the goddess of water, float krathongs and make their wishes. The Yi Peng – a lit lantern which rise into the night sky- is one memorable sight in the festival.
KRAMPUSNACHT – AUSTRALIA
The Krampus is a horned half-goat, half-demon who is meant to whip children into being nice at Christmas. Just like its mythical character around 5th December in Tyrol, Australia a parade of Krampus is seen walking through the snow with chains rattling, carrying torch of fire and whipping unsuspecting passersby.
JUST FOR LAUGHS – MONTREAL
For comedy lovers there is no other festival in the world better than Montreal’s just for laughs. The event takes place at the end of July and you get to laugh your worries away
RIO CARNIVAL – BRAZIL
This is held before lent every year and considered the biggest carnival in the world with two million people per day on the street. The streets comes alive with people beautifully dressed, music and dancing becomes the order of the day.