Festival

A festival is an event that is commemorated for the characteristics or aspects it shares with various religions or cultures.

Moreover, a festival constitutes typical cases of glocalization -- modified imported cultural practices or ideas that conform with the local norms. Festivals were often done to fulfill specific communal purposes, but there are others also celebrate oneness among others. 

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15 of the Best Festivals in the World | Road Affair

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Europe-Based Festivals
  • The Carnival of Venice, Italy. It is an internationally acclaimed festival. It is celebrated 40 days before Easter
  • Oktoberfest in Munich Germany - This festival is one of the biggest festivals in Europe and it starts during late September up until the first weekend in October
  • The ultimate food fight festival, otherwise known as La Tomatina, is held every August in Bunol, Spain to let out frustrations in the friendliest way possible
  • St. Patrick's Day is incredibly celebrated by Ireland and many other places every March 17th
  • Krampus Run in Austria is celebrated from late November until Christmas.

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Asia-based Festivals
  • The Holi Festival in India and Nepal is one of the biggest religious festivals around the world. (February-March)
  • The Boryeong Mud Festival in South Korea is celebrated every July for its nutrient-rich mud
  • The Songkran Water Festival in Thailand is highly anticipated to celebrate the traditional New Year every April
  • The Lantern Festival is held in Chiang Mai, Thailand. It is celebrated on the full moon of the twelfth lunar month to symbolize new beginnings.
  • The Harbin Ice and Snow Festival is a beloved festival in China that is celebrated every January until February.

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The Americas-based Festivals
  • In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the Rio Carnival is widely known and celebrated on a Friday up until a day shy of Ash Wednesday.
  • The Albuquerque International Balloon Festival in the United States is celebrated in early October.
  • Dia de los Muertos in Mexico is known as the celebration of the dead. It occurs from October 21st to Nov 2nd.
  • Another American festival is the Burning Man in Black Rock City, Nevada which happens every last Sunday of August until the first Monday of September.
  • In Antigua, Guatemala, the Semana Satana is celebrated during the Holy Week up to Easter Sunday.

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