Festival is the time for celebration and rejoicing which is cherished by people of all ages. It brings in all good things of life like colours, flowers, fragrances, food, drinks, lights and loads of other things. These occasions remind us of our history and rich culture that helps us to honour our past.Therefore, take a look at top colourful festivals of the world:
The Barranquilla Carnival
The Carnival of Barranquilla, Atlántico has been honoured by the UNESCO as the world class masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. It is the most anticipated event of the year and four days of cultural event marked by colourful folk dance by ethnic groups, dance, merrymaking, music and entertainment. It is the best example of triple cultural fusion in which the Catholic festivities are brought out by the Spaniards from the old World mixed with aboriginal ceremonies.
The Chinese New Year
It is the most important Chinese holiday which are days full of celebration starting from the New Year’s Eve to the Lantern Festival that falls on the 15th of the first month. It is the longest celebrated festival in the Chinese calendar which is also known as the Lunar New Year. This festival is a grand affair for the people of China as they are quite busy with family gatherings and annual reunion dinners.
The Holi Festival
The festival of colours is a Hindu festival observed in India and other Hindu communities all over the globe. It is mainly celebrated throughout the North India on the full moon month of March. Heaps of colours and low pressure water guns are sold through the markets so that people can play with colours. Other highlights of festivals are mouth watering sweets, savouries and drinks that add up to the festive fervour.
The Carnival De Venezia
The carnival of Venice is the oldest and most colourful festival of the world. It happens to be the most awaited annual fest in Europe that attracts nearly three million tourists every year. It was started way back in 14th century to observe the victory of Venice over Ulrico. This fest begins after Christmas and ends a day before the Lent season. The other important feature of the festival are vibrant and beautiful masks, it was originally started so that there could be no difference between the ordinary men and nobility.
The Carnival of Berlin
Berlin-the summer capital of Germany celebrates this rich cultural festival which is also known ‘the Carnival of Cultures’. It is characterised by multicultural parades and celebrations which are the main attraction of the city. Along with it is ‘the Big Street Parade’ that is organised in the Kreuzberg District. Thousands of enthusiasts become a part of this festival and perform at the Carnival Cultures Street Parade which is cheered by millions of spectators.
The Full Moon Party
Some years ago tourists witnessed the alluring full moon in Koh Phangan and wanted to celebrated it by partying all night on the beach. From then onwards it is celebrated annually as the full moon party in Thailand as thousands gather to watch the yellow moon which is reflected on the sandy dunes and people light up lamps to start the celebration. As the time races everyone gets into party mood and dances all night with loads of rocking music. There are jugglers to entertain the crowd, drinks are served and people go on all night enjoying.