Festivals are a way people can express and celebrate traditions from all around the world and from different cultures. Whether they’re for entertainment purposes, or to honor beliefs and traditions, festivals bring people from all around the world to celebrate together. Here are top 10 best festivals around the world.
10. Dia De Los Muertos – Mexico
Dia De Los Muertos, which is Day of the Dead in English, is a Mexican holiday celebrated on November first. It honors their dead with lively celebrations that combine indigenous Aztec ritual with Catholicism. They celebrate the lives of the deceased with things they enjoyed in life. During the 3 days celebration, the families clean and decorate their loves ones’ graves with Flor de Muerto (flower of the dead). They bring toys to the dead children and bottle of tequila, mescal or pulque for adults.
9. Loi Krathong – Thailand
Loi Krathong is a festival celebrated annually across southwestern Tai cultures. In this festival, people gather around rivers or lakes and release lotus shaped rafts to pay respect to the goddess of water. The rafts are usually decorated with candles, incense and flowers. The reason behind the festival is to thank the water goddess after the rice harvest season, as well as an apology for polluting the water.
The festival celebrated annually throughout Thailand, Laos, Shan, Mon, Tanintharyi, Kelantan, Kedah and Xishuangbanna. The celebration takes place on the evening of the full moon of the 12th month. It’s one of the 10 best festivals around the world.