We Americans love to party. And we’re very good at celebrating our melting pot origins. Mardi Gras, Cinco de Mayo, Lunar New Year, to name a few, have become major events here in the US.
How much fun would it be to experience a festival at its origins? What an incredible adventure to share with your friends!
Holi is the Hindu Spring Festival, celebrated in India. Celebrating, light, color, love, and good triumphing over evil. Starting with bonfires, it lasts two days and is celebrated throughout the country. Feasts, parties, dances, and color throwing. An exciting way to experience India.
Sure, Americans love to enjoy Oktoberfest parties. But, Oktoberfest in Munich is an event. Originally a festival to celebrate the marriage Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese in 1810, it was so popular that it continued as an annual festival. Oktoberfest 2018 will be it’s 211th anniversary. If you love beer, food, music you can’t miss going at least once.
Carnival, for most Americans, is synonymous with Rio. Masked balls, parades, costume contests, and the Samba performances. But, how about Venice for Carnival? Design and make your own mask, attend a masquerade ball, and enjoy the parade floats. And in Venice the floats literally float – on the Grand Canal!
Everyone wants to be Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, right? So, why not celebrate your ‘Irishness’ at least once in Ireland. Dublin hosts a five-day event every year, including Gaelic games, pub crawls, arts festival, street theater. Oh, and there's also a parade.
Four major parties, every year, that you should experience at least once. Which one tops your list?
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