3 Legendary Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss
Visiting a country during one of their festivals is an exciting and unique experience. Consider one of these to catch locals celebrating alongside with you and get a glimpse into the heart and soul of the country.
Holi is a Hindu spring festival in India and Nepal, also known as the festival of colors or the festival of sharing love. People smear powder or water colors on their faces, eat and be merry. The day long celebration is about love and embracing togetherness. Grab your colors, and don’t even think about wearing your best clothes. It’s an experience like nothing else.
Lantern Festival. This age-old Chinese tradition of lantern festival is like watching the night sky being light up in front of your very eyes. What began as a children carrying simple paper lanterns to temples for good fortune, has now been adopted by many locales. If you can’t make it all the way to China, look up ‘lantern festival’ in your area. You are bound to find one.
Day of the Dead. Unquestionably, a truly unique holiday celebrated in central and southern Mexico during the chilly days of November 1st and 2nd. The indigenous people have created a celebration of their ancient beliefs of honoring their deceased loved ones. Beautifully decorated altars, delicious foods, and brightly colored clothes and masks are what make this tradition a sight to see. Celebrated by people with Mexican roots throughout the world, simply look up your local area’s celebration near the end of October.