There are innumerable Stunning Festivals around The World. These Festivals /event being celebrated by various communities around the world, focusing on specific characteristics of their religion or culture. Usually, these festivals originate to fulfil specific communal purpose as well as to pass on specific message throughout society or cultural values. Festivals may also provide entertainment, but it is widely believed that the core reason behind inventing festivals is to keep traditions and people’s enthusiasm alive. It is true that in the absence of this how life would have filled with years of routine work only.
Later many years, there are some changes which have taken place on how these festivals are being celebrated. For the most part of the world in modern times, Festivals have not just stayed limited to community religion culture or country. Nowadays many strangers (not from limited culture or community) can attend these festivals.
There are numerous Stunning Festivals and events that are in the world. However, here is the list of the few of the most famous festivals from around the world.
Holi (The Festival of Colors)
Duration: Celebrated as per ‘Fagan’ month of Hindu calendar, usually comes around in the month of March.
Origin and Significance: The Festival of colours is associated with the great lord Vishnu avatar called “Narsimha Avatar”. Which came on the earth to save civilization from a demon named Hiranyakashipu. Since then this festival is being celebrated with colours. This Stunning Festival is also the stands for meeting and greeting other peoples. Furthermore forgetting, forgiving disruption and reconnect with family-friends.
Oktoberfest (The Beer Festival)
Country: Munich, Germany
Duration: The Festival usually starts in 3rd week of September and ends on 1st Sunday of October
Origin and Significance: Oktoberfest is an annual festival celebrated Munich. Germany. The roots of this festival go in the past, It was 12th October 1810. On this day the marriage celebration took place for the crown prince of Bavaria. The Prince who is soon to become King Louis I and the Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. The royal wedding had invited all the citizens to the celebration. Since then, the festival has grown to include various activities and games such as music, horse races, rides and especially The Beer. The beer served in Oktoberfest is from 6 breweries in Munich. There are 14 large tents and 21 small tents serving approximately 7 million litres beer. Which makes it the world’s largest beer festivals.
La Tomatina (A Tomato Throwing Festival)
Country: Buñol, Spain
Duration: Last Wednesday of August each year
Origin and Significance: There are no particulars or proofs regarding the origin of this festival. But its roots us back in the 1940s, where the event of food fighting occurred for the first time at some religious celebration. This festival signifies happiness and togetherness.
RUNNING OF THE BULLS ( a TRADITION OF THAT HOLDS BULL RUNNING)
Country: Pamplona, Spain
Duration: 2nd week of July every year
Origin and Significance: Since the 14the century the Spanish hold the tradition of this Festival, which is actually a product of their necessity of bull transiting from the out city fields. Whilst they rushed some youngsters used to jump in and run along with them to exhibit their machismo. Eventually, this continued and gained popularity. Consequently, it has taken the shape of a yearly tradition.
Stars of the white night (A festival of Numerous night-time cultural performances)
Country: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Duration: Annual Summer Festival starts around 1st week of June and ends in 1st week of July
Origin and Significance: Origin of this mind-blowing festival consists of a series of various astonishing performance belongs to the year of 1993 St. Petersburg. This festival is a series of Opera, Orchestral performances and classical ballet at the Mariinsky Theatre and Concert Hall. As well as the centre attraction of this festival is the Scarlet Sails. Scarlet Sails is famous and most attentive for its music concerts, water performances and picturesque fireworks.