Festivals are a great way to look into cultures. Festivals sometimes show roots of the culture, key aspects of this culture, and it’s a great opportunity to meet others with similar interests as you! I thought I would share five festivals that I really want to experience.
Yi Peng Festival in Thailand
This festival is also known as a lantern festival. In Thailand releasing a sky lantern on this day is good luck, and a symbol of a person’s problems and worries floating away.
The Christmas Markets in Germany
I thought I was going to get to visit the Christmas Market this past December, but I sadly didn’t make it. However, my hopes are up to visit this amazing festival soon!
Running of the Bulls in Pampalona, Spain
This is something that has always intrigued me! It is one of the things that my mind always goes to when I think of Spain. I recently read The Sun Also Rises and when Hemmingway talks about the bull fights in that it made me really want to go observe this festival- I don’t know if I’d be brave enough (or quick enough) to run in front of a pack of bulls!
National Tom Sawyer Days in Hannibal, Missouri
I can’t wait to attend some of these amazing festivals, as well as many others. What are some festivals that you’re dying to attend?
*All images are from Wikipedia