World Cultural Festival

World Cultural Festival: Embracing Global Unity and Diversity p2

In Part 1 we explored the richness of various traditions and in this sequel our journey continues. Part 2 offers a fascinating exploration of the intricate tapestry of celebrations. Join us again as we unravel the stories behind these festivals, celebrating the unique customs, rituals and spirit of solidarity that bring people together in harmony and have fun.

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World Cultural Festival: Embracing Global Unity and Diversity

9. Yi Peng Sky Lantern Festival, Thailand

Yi Peng Sky Lantern Festival

Yi Peng sky lantern festival is also known as the lantern festival or Loy Krathong festival in Thai. This festival is held on the full moon night of the 12th month according to the Thai calendar, which is around November of the solar calendar. Loy Krathong is the second largest festival of the year after the water splashing ceremony, considered the most beautiful and colorful festival as well as containing many mythological and spiritual elements of the Thai people.

Yi Peng Sky Lantern Festival

There are many different stories about this festival, the most popular of which is a story told by folk about Thailand’s first dynasty during the Sukhothai period in the 13th century. Legend has it that the king’s princesses skillfully pieced banana leaf boats together, placed a lotus-shaped lamp and scented candles on them, and floated them on the river to show gratitude to Buddha and the Buddha. River.

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The king was happy and ordered that every year on December 15 (Thai calendar) of Loy Krathong season, people make water-releasing lanterns according to the above model to express gratitude to nature and pray for a prosperous year lucky.

10. Holi Festival of Colors: India’s Vibrant Celebration World Cultural Festival

Holi Festival

Holi festival in Sanskrit means the Hindu spring festival in India, also known by other names as the festival of colors or the festival of sharing love. This festival lasts for two days, starting on the full moon day, also known as Purnima day, which usually falls in mid-March.

On the night before the festival begins, people will gather in one place, light a Holika fire and perform religious rituals in front of the fire. They prayed that their evil would be eliminated when the fire began to burn. On the morning of the next day, festival participants will be given free colors. They throw colored powder or mix colors with water and throw them at each other with the belief that the more colors the person receives, the more lucky that year will be.

11. Winter Light Festival, Osaka, Japan

Winter Light Festival

Held annually once a year, starting in 2007, the winter light decoration festival, also known as the winter light festival, has become one of the typical events, attracting many tourists. the most guest of the year in the land of Phu Tang.

Winter Light Festival

Starting in 2013, the Festival, officially called Festival of Light in Osaka , is held at Nabana no Sato amusement park during the winter, lasting for many months. If you come here during the festival, visitors will have the opportunity to admire beautiful paintings created by technology. With more than 6 million multicolored LED lights hanging over an area of ​​more than 26,400 square meters, from the ground, water surface to tree tops, everywhere is sparkling and glowing. Millions of light bulbs that can change colors create paintings according to a pre-created theme and are controlled through the most sophisticated computer system.

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12. Golden Retriever Festival, Scotland

Golden Retriever Festival

Scotland is a country famous for its beautiful dog breeds, including the Golden Retrieve. This is a dog with an average physique but possesses special abilities. They can track and detect prey quickly and accurately, so they are also bred to become special service dogs. This dog breed is quite gentle, intelligent and playful, so it is loved by many people.

Golden Retriever Festival

The Scottish Golden Retriever Club was the first to organize this festival since 2006. Since then it has been held regularly once a year. Coming here, you will have the opportunity to meet and play with these extremely adorable and cute dogs.

13. Winter Monster Festival, Hungary

Winter Monster Festival

If you have the opportunity to come to Hungary, you will not be able to miss one of the biggest festivals here – the monster festival . This festival is held every February in a small town in Hungary.

According to the beliefs of the indigenous people, this festival depicts the heroic battles of the people against the Turkish invaders. They will wear clothes that look like monsters fighting their enemies and winning.

Winter Monster Festival


The people here believe that this festival will help them chase away the demons that harass the villagers and cause bad luck during the year.

14. Lantern Festival, Hawaii

World Cultural Festival

The Lantern Festival in Hawaii is a traditional Buddhist ceremony in Honolulu, held at Ala Moana beach, attracting the participation of tens of thousands of people. The festival has a history of more than a decade and is currently held on May 26 every year.

Lantern Festival

This is a cultural festival with profound humanity. Participants will write prayers on lanterns and on the sea to honor warriors who died in war or those who lost their lives due to catastrophic natural disasters, as well as to commemorate those who loved one has passed away.

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15. Albuquerque International Balloon Festival: A Mesmerizing World Cultural Festival in the USA

Albuquerque International

The Albuquerque Balloon Festival is considered the largest hot air balloon festival in the world today, held in the first week of October every year in the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.

Albuquerque International Balloon

Taking place for the first time in 1972, every year, the Albuquerque International Balloon Festival attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists here. At the festival, in addition to admiring the most unique performances of hundreds of hot air balloons, you will have the opportunity to discover more about the cuisine and culture of the people here as well as enjoy the melodies. The most wonderful symphonic music.

16. La Tomatina, Buñol, Spain

La Tomatina

Have you ever heard of the La Tomatina festival? It’s like nothing you’ve ever experienced before! Every year around late August, thousands of people descend upon Buñol in eastern Spain to throw tomatoes at each other in a huge, tomato-soaked free-for-all.

It’s an experience you won’t forget and one picture can’t do justice to. Just picture it… 90 minutes of tomatoes flying through the air — so much so that the town turns into a red lake — and everyone drenched in juice and pulp by the time it ends. It’s an epic celebration that locals have been taking part in for decades!

Above are some famous World Cultural Festival. If you have the opportunity to travel, please come on time to immerse yourself in these unique festivals.

Gloloy

I am not simply a nature lover but also a creator, conveying emotions and messages through writing and photography. Each of my works is an attempt to bring understanding and respect to the world around us.

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