Festivals Around The World

Festivals Around The World

One of the most popular festivals in the Philippines is the Panagbenga festival that is celebrated in Baguio City. The festival is now in its 24th year and has started this February 1 and will end this March 10. “Panagbenga” is a Kankanaey (South-Central Cordilleran language) word that means “season of blooming”. Panagbenga was done in 1996 as a recovery...
Kalilangan festival is a commemoration done in the city of General Santos. It is the second biggest festival in the city and has been celebrated for almost two decades. Kalilangan is from the root word 'Kalilang', a Maguindanaon word, meaning celebration or commemoration. The commemoration festivity recalls the arrival of General Paulino Santos, who is the city's organizer, together with the...
If you grew up watching Lilo & Stitch like us, we’re pretty sure you wanted to visit Hawaii at least once as a kid. We were enticed by Hawaii’s beautiful beaches, unique culture, and the friendly locals (except Myrtle and her gang who bullied Lilo a lot). The show gave us a preview of how it was to be...
When it comes to celebrations and festivals, Spain has one of the craziest, greatest, and riotous in the world. There’s a festival for anyone and everyone! Want to have a tomato fight or a wine fight? Join the La Tomatina in Buñol or the La Batalla de Vino in Haro. How about burning giant sculptures to celebrate the city’s...
St. Patrick’s Day or Paddy’s Day may be celebrated around the world but none would ever compare to the festivities of its home country. Why? Because the Irish turned the one-day celebration into a five-day festival! So head on over to Dublin, the heart of all festivities, and do what the Irish do! So who’s the St. Patrick we’re all...
Add a little color to your black and white world at the chromatic and mirthful spring celebration of the Holi Festival Of Colors in India. At this spring festival, you can turn the streets and the crowd of revelers into a canvas of colors by throwing Holi gulal (colored powder) in the air, splashing water guns and water balloons...
They got the fire, fire, fire and they’re gonna let it burn, burn, burn! At this southeastern city of Spain, people delight in setting fire to giant, hundred-dollar sculptures for the annual Las Fallas Festival. It might sound crazy but the burning of sculptures called ‘fallas’ at Valencia’s Las Fallas (pronounced fai-yas) evolved from an 18th-century tradition in which...
Dive into Alice’s Wonderland, have tea with the Mad Hatter, and party from dusk to dawn to the latest and hottest EDM beats of today at the Beyond Wonderland EDM Festival! https://www.instagram.com/p/BgbjelQgtZs/?taken-by=beyondwland Thousands of festival-goers flock to the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, California to experience a psychedelic, avant-garde world of art, lights, and music as Beyond brings Alice’s Wonderland...
The streets come alive with music, parades, parties, and costumes as the Mardi Gras rolls into the city of New Orleans in Louisiana. Held a day before Ash Wednesday, the Mardi Gras attracts thousands of tourists as they indulge themselves with tons of food, alcohol, and parties before the Lent season begins. Like other Mardi Gras celebrations all over the...
Be transported to 18th century Italy as Venetians and tourists put on their most elaborate masks and costumes to celebrate the Carnavale di Venezia. The origin of the Carnavale di Venezia or Venice Carnival dates back to the early 12th century, but its popularity peaked during the 18th century. The carnival was meant to be a way for people to...

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