Festivals are a part of every culture and tradition! Whether you submerge yourself into the depths of mythology and traditions or you check the wonderful festivals, colors are an inseparable part of them. So here we have 6 of the world’s most colorful festivals and destinations that you must visit and enjoy at least once in your lifetime.
DAY OF THE DEAD – MEXICO
Festival Time – October
According to the ancient beliefs, Day of the Dead is a festival that is celebrated throughout Mexico, honoring all the deceased ancestors, who get a 24-hour window to come back from heaven and reconnect with their family and dear ones. As a result, the city roads are filled with people wearing decorated skulls and Technicolor costumes, giving away a lot of positive energy to the people around.
HOLI – INDIA
Festival Time – March
Covered in colorful plumes of powdered paint, Holi is undoubtedly the most colorful festival in the world. You can see a kaleidoscope of colors being thrown in the air and on people all across the culturally rich country. The festival is widely celebrated in India and Nepal and indicates the arrival of spring season with the riot of different colors. You can see people covered in bright pink hues, blue, magenta, yellow and turquoise colored powdered paints also called as gulal. The celebration lasts an entire day, while the memories last for an entire lifetime.
LA TOMATINO – SPAIN
Festival Time – August
La Tomatino is one festival that paints the entire city red with its fruity color. Held in the small Spanish town of Bunol near Valencia, the festival is one huge food fight, with people pouring onto the streets and hurling ripe red tomatoes on once another. The La Tomatino festival started some time in 1945 when a few youngsters gate-crashed a local festival stage and knocked off the musician into a small vegetable stall, thus starting a food fight. Ever since then, the residents of the town have been reliving this incidence every single year, but in a more entertaining and light hearted way.
HANAMI – JAPAN
Festival Time – March to May
In the spring season, Japan gets carpeted entirely with the candy-floss colored beautiful cherry blossoms. The Cherry Blossom Festival or Hanami, as its locally called, celebrates nature’s beauty with outdoor parties that are held beneath the beautiful cherry blossom gardens and parks. Every year, the cherry blossom prophets predict the exact arrival of this beautiful floral season. Millions of people from across the word visit the country just to experience this magical time.
MARDI GRAS – NEW ORLEANS
Festival Time – March
Celebrated for an entire week, South Louisianans indulge themselves in rich foods before they participate in a week long extravagant procession. You will experience everything from beautiful colorful costumes, revelry, dancing m colorful floats and drinks right on the streets. It is America’s biggest street party and one that you should never miss out.
CHINESE NEW YEAR – CHINA
Festival Time – January or February
With the arrival of the Chinese New Year, the country is seen immerse in a cacophony of vibrant colors and sounds. From dancing rainbow colored dragons and musicians, the streets of China and home of people are decorated with the colorful paper lanterns that make this whole festival completely worthwhile.