Major holiday festivities around the world

If you’re looking forward to breaking the monotony of a mundane life and are in pursuit of places where you could indulge in outdoor festivities, here are some holiday festivities around the world that you should witness – at least once in your lifetime.

 

tempefiestabowlTempe Fiesta Bowl Party

Thousands of people gear up, in Arizona, to celebrate New Year’s Eve by enjoying a grand fiesta. This is one of the largest gatherings in America.  You should consider attending this bash if you’re looking for an exciting and unique experience as you usher in the New Year. Throughout the night, revelers dance on the streets, enjoying live music, as the clock strikes midnight. Mill Avenue looks spectacular with thrilling firework displays, which adds to the festive ambiance.

 

Hollywood Christmas Parade

hollywood christmas paradeEvery year, in California, the Hollywood Christmas Parade kicks off the holiday season with a dazzling and star-studded parade.  People line up on the streets to become a part of this 3.2 mile parade, which takes place on the Sunday after Thanksgiving.

 

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The New Year’s Eve Ball Drop

Millions of people flock to the world-famous Times Square, while billions are glued to their TV sets to watch this dazzling spectacle on New Year’s Eve. At midnight, the crystal ball drops from a height of 141 feet (43 m) in 60 seconds as it marks the arrival of the New Year.

It’s one of the best known international celebrations. On the afternoon of the 31st of December, the Square is closed for traffic, as people start arriving early in the hope of getting a better view of the festivities.

 

La Tomatina

This yearly festival, in Spain, attracts millions of tourists with its unique fervor. The attendees celebrate by grabbing ripe red tomatoes and throwing it on friends and strangers, alike. You get to watch fireworks, dance at the parade, and enjoy live Spanish music.  This event promises you a fun-filled (and messy) festival time.

 

Carnival in Rio De Janeiro

Brazilians surely know how to work hard and party harder! Year round festivities are part of Brazil’s culture and people from around the world throng the country to witness these celebrations. During this carnival, people go out on the streets with buckets of water and lime, throwing it at anyone and everyone whom they meet. The parade is one of the most spectacular events in the world where you get to view vibrant costumes, experience different styles of music, and taste authentic Brazilian dishes.

 

Fireworks : Ground Spinners, or ground wheels or charkhiDiwali

Diwali is the festival of lights celebrated in India during autumn. At night, you can see the sky shining with an array of glittering fireworks and, also, enjoy exquisite Indian cuisine. Colorful patterns called “rangoli” are drawn in front of the houses as this festival is celebrated with much joie de vivre.

 

Boryeong Mud Festival

This annual festival in Boryeong, South Korea, takes place during the summer. This carnival includes fun mud-slinging, as people play around like children – smearing their bodies with mud. From mud slides to mud pools, you can enjoy everything muddy and have some carefree outdoor fun.

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– Deepika Sharma  Grover

 

Deepika is a freelance writer, blogger and author of several motivational E-books. A post graduate in Journalism and Mass communication, her expertise revolves around Instructional designing, social media marketing and content creation for blogs, websites and E-books. She is, also, a travel enthusiast and loves sharing her experience through her travel blog.
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