Bringing the colours of the world to your notice. Here are the festivals that are celebrated as similarly like Holi in different countries or places. Have a read:-
BORYEONG MUD FESTIVAL
(EVERY CHILD’S DREAM FESTIVAL)
An annual festival, celebrated during the summer in Boryeong town of South Korea. The first Mud Festival was staged in 1998, by 2007 the festival attracted 2.2 million visitors to Boryeong. Visit to daecheon beach in the summer. You will love Boryeong mud.
SONGKRAN WATER FESTIVAL
(WHO KNEW YOU COULD GET SLOSHED BEING SOBER)
The traditional festival is celebrated every year from 13th to 15th of April. Songkran in thai means to ‘move’ or ‘change place’. At some point in Thailand’s history, Songkran integrated with the Water Festival, which historically occurred on the day when the sun changes position in the zodiac. Thai people believe that water is spiritually purifying, it cleanses you of any bad luck or grievances from the past year and blesses you with fortune and happiness for the year ahead.
(DUH! WHO DOESN’T KNOW ABOUT THIS FESTIVAL)
Yesss! You guessed it right the one you saw in the movie ZNMD. La Tomatina is a festival that is held in the Valencian town of Bunol, in the east of Spain. To celebrate the festivals people especially participate. The participants throw tomatoes and get involved in a tomato fight purely for entertainment purposes. The festival happens annually during the last Wednesday of August. Plus you can also book tickets in advance to join the festival and have fun!!
CARNIVAL OF IVREA
(A FESTIVAL FOR ORANGES, THEY WERE FOMO’ING!)
The carnival is a festival organised in the Northern Italian city of Ivrea. The carnival incudes a tradition of throwing of oranges between organised groups. Famous for its three day Battle of the Oranges, which commemorates a middle-ages event. It is the largest food fight in Italy and surrounding countries. Ivrea carnival is held every year before Lent in Northern Italy.
HARO WINE FESTIVAL
(HOLI, BUT JUST HIGH. LITERALLY!)
Summer festival celebrated in the town of Haro, La Rioja, Spain. It is considered a “Festival of International Tourist Interest” and therefore is very tourist friendly. The festival takes place on June 29, the day of the patron saint San Pedro. It features a ‘Batalla deVino or San Vino’ – Battle of Wine and youth bullfights. Haro wine festival is centered around a wine fight that occurs in the wee morning hours.
And at last but not the least, saved it for the very last Holi itself. Celebrated all over India, it is a total five day festival played with colours, flowers, water guns and many more. Starting the day with the rituals and offerings and worshipping the God, having sweets and delicious food, the festival is so bright that lights up your vibes. So have funnn kyunki Holi Hai!!!