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IN Travel & Adventure ON 14 Feb, 2015
Joy, happiness, extravagance are some of the words that just seem right with festivities. The monotonous day to day life calls for a must needed a change in our lives, and festivals and gatherings are just the perfect way. Festivals are an inseparable part of the human nature. To celebrate our heritage, interests, roots, believes and to be with like-minded people, festivals are a way to connect with people and society.
Various cultures across the world celebrate different and magnanimous festivals. From food fights to throwing colors, from heavenly lit tunnels to several thousand lanterns in the sky, every culture has its ways to celebrate, and its ways to express the happiness and joy.
Here are 19 festivals celebrated in different parts of the world. Their beauty and magnanimity will leave you in awe and make you want to attend them all.
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Models and mermaid/merman enthusiast, get together and dress them selves up in beautiful, colorful mermaid tails.
Nabana No Sato, a flower-focused park featuring magnificent gardens and giant greenhouses runs a festival annually from mid November to mid March, which features the famous tunnel of light.
The celebration features Buso who roam around with scary masks and various weapons to scare away winter.
Baby jumping is a traditional Spanish holiday that takes place annually where men dressed as the Devil jump over babies born during the previous twelve months of the year who lie on mattresses in the street.
Cherry Blossom Lantern Festival is the Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the transient beauty of cherry blossoms flowers or plum blossoms. From the end of March to early May, Sakura bloom all over Japan.
Rouketopolemos is the name of a local traditional event held annually at Easter in the town of Vrontados on the Greek island of Chios.
Every July hundreds of umbrellas float above select streets in Agueda, Portugal. When looking up from the ground the umbrellas appear to be floating all on their own.
Burning Man is a week-long annual event that began in San Francisco's Baker Beach and migrated to the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada, in the United States.
The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a yearly festival of hot air balloons that takes place in Albuquerque, USA during early October.
The festival focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died
It's a ceremony in which participants float paper lanterns down a river to commemorate the end of world war 2. It's also celebrated in Japan.
The Fuji Shibazakura Festival is one of the best and most popular occasions in Japan to see entire carpets of pink moss in the Fuji Five Lakes area.
The Songkran festival is celebrated in Thailand as the traditional New Year's Day from 13 to 15 April. It coincides with the New Year of many calendars of South and Southeast Asia.
it is The International High-line Meeting festival where attendees spend most of their time strung up on tightropes stretched across the Italian Alps in Monte Piana.
Holi is a spring festival also known as the festival of colors. It is an ancient Hindu religious festival which has become popular with non-Hindus in many parts of South Asia.
The Monkey Buffet Festival is held annually in Thailand to promote tourism. The festival includes giving fruits and vegetables to the local monkey population in the north of Bangkok
The Sapporo Snow Festival is held annually in Sapporo, Japan, over seven days in February.
Held on the full moon night of the second moon, this festival sees thousands of sky lanterns being released in he sky in Thailand.
Elephant Festival is a festival celebrated in Jaipur city in Rajasthan state in India. It is held on the day of Holi festival, usually in the month of March.