Every year in different countries, big color festival is held. Large festivals and carnivals that attract many tourists every year.
What makes these festivals so popular?
This is a question that we are going to answer later!
Here I will introduce you to 15 important festivals in the world.
Holi Color Festival
This beautiful festival is held every year in India. And people celebrate it. This festival has a long history and is very important in Hinduism.
In fact, this festival is at the end of winter and the beginning of a new season to perform the rituals of victory of good over evil, reconciliation and the end of quarrels between people and thankfully the good harvest.
Besides, in this celebration, people often wear white clothes and sprinkle colored powders on each other and dance and sing.
Diwali Color Festival
This festival is one of the largest and most important color festivals in India. In addition, the name of this festival is taken from Deepavali. Deepa means light and Avali means queue. Therefore, this name is appropriate for this festival, which is full of colored lights.
Moreover, the ceremony is usually held in the fall between October and November and lights lanterns called Diya. Diwali is basically a 5-day celebration. In this celebration, people pray and worship the goddess of wealth and thank her for her many blessings.
Moreover, after the prayers and worship, they celebrate and dance and fireworks with colored lights.
Ganesh Chaturthi Color Festival
Ganesh is a celebration of the Hindu god. This festival is also very important for Hindus. It is also performed in different parts of India.
Besides this festival is held every year in late summer. And in it they worship the Hindu god. Houses and shops are decorated to celebrate the occasion. In addition, they paint their faces and leave behind a celebration full of color.
Navratri Color Festival
This festival means “nine nights” and is held in India. Because in this celebration, people dance for ten days and nine nights for the goddess Lakshmi, Saraswati and Durga.
In fact, in this important festival, many men and women wear their local clothes, which are full of color. The festival is held in September or October.
Chinese New Year color festival
China, like India, is one of the countries that holds important festivals. One of the most important is the Chinese New Year.
This celebration is held every year between January 21 and February 10 and will last for 15 or 16 days. People celebrate the coming of the new year and do different things every day.
The predominant color in this celebration is red. And people put gifts in red envelopes. And they decorate the city with lanterns and red dolls.
Harbin International Ice Color Festival
This beautiful celebration is held every year in winter from January to March in China. The festival merged with the International Ski Festival in 2001 and expanded.
In fact, artists from all over the world make giant snow and ice structures at the festival, and these structures remain until they melt.
Above all, the lighting of these sculptures and structures creates colorful visual images that attract tourists.
Zimei Color Festival
This festival is held every year on the fifteenth day of the third month of the year in Shidong, China.
In this festival, young boys and girls wear colorful clothes with silver jewelry and go from village to village, dancing and singing.
Busan International Fireworks Color Festival
Held at Busan, South Korea, this international festival is one of the largest fireworks festivals in Asia.
Every year this fireworks festival is held in October. People paint the sky with fireworks and colored lasers. Nevertheless, there is a lot of criticism of the festival for polluting the environment with chemicals.
Hanami Color Festival
This festival is one of the largest flower festivals in Japan. The festival also runs from late April to mid-May.
In fact, the name of this festival is taken from cherry blossoms. The predominant color in this festival is pink. In this celebration, people sit under cherry blossom trees.
Vivid Color Festival
Sydney, Australia, hosts the largest lighting festival every year for three weeks. These lights are done on the Sydney Opera House or other buildings.
The whole city is flooded with colorful lights and music during the festival in winter.
Albuquerque International Balloon Color Festival
The festival will be held in early October for nine days in the US state of New Mexico. People fly more than five hundred to a thousand balloons in the sky in different shapes and colors. And the sky is full of colored dots.
La Tomatina Festival
The La Tomatina Festival takes place on the last Wednesday of August in Valencia, Spain.
In this festival, one day, people gather in the streets and throw tomatoes at each other.
The red color of the tomatoes and the colorful clothes of the people present at the festival give beautiful colors to the eyes of the spectators.
Rio de Janeiro Color Festival
It is the largest festival in the world, lasting more than 40 days each year, and is held in March or February in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
In this celebration, people perform dances in luxurious and colorful clothes with short stories that they tell. All dances are performed in the streets.
Day of the Dead Festival
This national holiday is held in Mexico for three days in October or November. On these days, all places are closed and everyone is celebrating.
Also in this celebration, people go to visit the graves of their friends and family and pray for them. In addition, people make up their skull-like faces and wear colorful clothes.
Mardi Gras Festival
These festivals are held in New Orleans in February and March. This festival usually lasts for two weeks. Every day, people make long parades with strange and colorful clothes and appearance.
In addition to the aforementioned festivals, there are hundreds of other festivals in the world. However, each of these festivals is held separately and on a specific day. But they all have the same goal.
And that is being happy and being away from the problems that are conveyed to us by colors.
Now tell me, what festival have you attended or would you like to participate in ?