World Cultural Festival

World Cultural Festival: Embracing Global Unity and Diversity p1

For a long time, World Cultural Festival have become an indispensable part of the identity of each country and nation, creating a colorful and interesting space, attracting millions of viewers and, above all, contributing to promote national cultural image. Let’s take a look at famous World Cultural Festival through the article below.

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World Cultural Festival: Embracing Global Unity and Diversity

1. Carnival in Venice, Italy

Carnival in Venice

It can be said that Carnival is one of the oldest and most famous festivals today. This is a carnival that was first held in 1296 in Venice, the capital of the world’s music capital. There was a long period of time after which it was interrupted in organization, until 1980 when it was restored and has been held regularly every year until now.

Carnival in Venice

Each year there will be a different festival theme held, but they all have a common purpose to honor culture and build a happy and good atmosphere at the beginning of the year. During the two-week period of the festival, at St. Mark, theaters, streets and office buildings all become fashion catwalks for “amateur models”. They are actors, circus workers, dancers or musicians… A beautiful and colorful atmosphere will make you feel like you are living in the 17th century.

2. Saint Patrick’s Day, Dublin, Ireland

Saint Patrick's Day

One of the important annual festivals of the Irish people is St. Patrick’s Festival. This is an annual festival held each year on the Sunday closest to March 17 to commemorate Saint Patrick, the Saint of this country.
Saint Patrick is considered the patron saint of Ireland, who preached Christianity to the people of this island by using the three-leaf clover to explain the “Trinity and Oneness” theory of Christianity. : Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Saint Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day was officially recognized as an Irish national holiday around the 17th century, and it has now become a symbolic holiday for Irish culture.

On this day, people often go to churches and wear green clothes – the color of the shamrock plant (clover) and fast. They will abstain from eating meat and drinking alcohol every Friday until the fasting season ends.

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3. Witches’ Night Festival

Witches' Night Festival

Cerro Mono Blanco, Mexico is the birthplace of world-famous legends, fairy tales, and myths. Even shamans and traditional healers are people who have made great contributions to creating the special national identity of this locality.

According to the beliefs of the people here, every year there will be a day when magic returns. More than 2,000 years of history developing this magical belief in Spain and Portugal will be recreated in the most vivid and authentic way through the Noche de Brujas – Night of the Witches festival.

Witches' Night Festival

Noche de Brujas – Night of the Witches is roughly translated as the night of the witches. This festival is held annually every year on the first Thursday in March. The people of this area believe that, on the night of Noche de Brujas, witches will gather together on a mountain top known as “Noche de Brujas”. “place of witches” to perform the darkest magic.

Festival participants will dress up as scary characters and dance around their homes to ward off approaching witches.

4. Cherry Blossom Viewing Festival: A Delightful Addition to the World Cultural Festival, Japan

Cherry Blossom Viewing Festival

Cherry blossoms and Mount Fuji are considered symbols of Japan. The fragile and brilliant beauty of cherry blossoms every spring is like an invitation to tourists from all over to enjoy.

This festival begins when the representative cherry trees at Yasukuni Shrine begin to bloom. Normally, it will take place between April 3 and 10 every year. This is also the time when Japanese cherry blossoms bloom most beautifully in early spring.

World Cultural Festival

This traditional festival has attracted a huge number of tourists, contributing significantly to promoting the image of Japan and its people to friends around the world.
Ideal places to see flowers in Tokyo are Ueno Park, Meguro River, Imperial Palace, the garden of the New Otani Hotel…


5. Songkran water festival, Thailand

Songkran water festival

If you have the opportunity to travel to Thailand – the land of the Golden Temple from April 13 to April 15 every year, you will have the opportunity to participate in one of the oldest and most famous festivals here, Songkran festival.

The word Songkran is understood to mean that when time shifts, the sun moves from the Zodiac area to the Taurus area in the universe. At this time, everyone celebrates together by splashing water on each other to wash away sadness to welcome the new year.

Songkran water festival

Held all over the country, however in each region the Songkran festival is a little different. People will spend 2 days preparing to celebrate Songkran New Year. Start from the day of cleaning the house and getting rid of the old. Next is the day to prepare food for the upcoming holidays. According to custom, people will go to the riverbank and build sand pagodas, each grain of sand will wash away a sin. On the first day of the new year, people will go to the temple to offer food and clothes. At home, Buddha images will be wiped and sprinkled with scented water.

6. Dragon Boat Festival, China

Dragon Boat Festival

The Dragon Boat Festival is a long-standing traditional festival that appeared in China more than 25,000 years ago, taking place on the 5th day of the 5th lunar month every year to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival and wish for a happy new year. , peaceful.

This festival was held for the first time in Panyu, considered the place that gave birth to the culture of dragon boats imbued with Chinese national identity.

Dragon Boat Festival

This festival consists of two parts: the ceremony and the festival. For the ceremony, the fishermen will carry out the custom of offering incense, showing respect to their ancestors and the gods of the sea. This is considered a very important and spiritual part of the festival. On the next day, the main part, the festival, will take place. Visitors will enjoy the boat racing talent of the fishermen and experience the most dramatic and exciting moments.

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7. Las Fallas Festival, Spain

Las Fallas Festival

Located on the Mediterranean coast, Valencia is a city in central Spain. Not only is it famous for owning the football team named after the city, but this place also attracts others with its vibrant festivals and imprints of Renaissance culture.

Among them, Las Fallas is the most typical festival in Valencia to welcome spring as well as honor Saint Joseph. This festival takes place on the first days of the new year with the meaning of marking the end of the cold winter and welcoming the warm days of spring.

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During the festival, the city will be jubilant with parades, floats, singing and dancing, fashion shows or bullfighting… Especially, on the last night of the festival, thousands of people will Gather around Plaza del Ayuntamiento to witness the most spectacular fireworks display.

Coming to the festival, you can also admire the scene of giant effigies being burned in the streets, see beautiful and noble Valencian women or adorable little girls in traditional costumes and traditional hairstyles. It was done for many hours. Too great, right.

8. Mardi Gras street festival, USA

Mardi Gras street festival

Mardi Gras is also known as a street music and costume festival, originating from the southern state of Louisiana in the United States. This is also considered the second Carnaval festival held in the US. Currently, this festival has a history of development lasting up to 150 years.

Mardi Gras can take place at any time, usually between February 3 and March 9, depending on the date of Easter, and peaks the day before Ash Wednesday and is considered an important event in the cultural and spiritual life of the people of New Orleans.

Mardi Gras street festival

At the beginning of the festival, people will wear colorful outfits and dance passionately to the excitement of jazz, R&B funk or brass bands. During the main festival day, there will be about 30 floats paraded on the street, with members of the organizing committee on them. They will throw colorful gifts and beads to the people standing on both sides of the road in a bustling and joyful atmosphere.

In conclusion, the World Cultural Festival encapsulate the richness of global diversity. From vibrant celebrations like Holi in India to the enchanting Cherry Blossom Viewing Festival, these events showcase the beauty of our interconnected world. Stay tuned for part 2, where we’ll explore more festivals. Join us on this cultural journey!


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