Forget tents and muddy boots. These cultural festivals around the world are bucket-list worthy!
Holi Festival of Colour in India
This festival takes place in March, with bonfires, concerts and street parties throughout various parts of India. Multi coloured dyed powder and water are thrown around everywhere. It is a joyous celebration of life and love.
Where to stay? There are so many amazing options but one of the most spectacular hotels in India has to be the Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai. This beautiful hotel is rich in history and boasts panoramic views across the bay. The rooms and suites are elegant and with 10 superb restaurants to choose from, you will be spoiled for choice.
Tết Nguyên Đán Feast of the First Day in Vietnam
Vietnam’s passing of their New Year. During late January and early February, parties, concerts and parades are held throughout the country. Food and gifts are shared by family and friends. It is also considered lucky to clean your house and to wear new clothes on the day of the festival
Where to stay? For ultimate relaxation after a party or parade why not indulge in a stay at Fusion Maia, Da Nang. All spa treatments are included at no extra cost and every room has its own private pool.
Día de los Muertos – Day of the Dead, Mexico
During the first two days of November the people of Mexico celebrate the memories of loved ones that have passed. Streets are full of people in costume as well as beautiful altars decorated with flowers, candles and sweet treats; including the famous Mexican Sugar Skulls.
Where to stay? Why not celebrate in style with a stay at the Four Seasons Mexico City. This superb hotel is in an excellent location for exploring the city. Take advantage of the luxury spa or take a dip in the pool after a long day (or night) of partying.
Diwali Festival of lights in South Asia
The five day festival of Diwali is the most important in the Hindu calendar. It’s a celebration of light overcoming darkness and also sees in the Hindu New Year. Expect spectacular firework displays and candles, lanterns and lights decorating the streets and rivers.
Where to stay? With so many amazing destinations to choose from why stay in one place? Talk to me about a tailor made tour to suit you.
Rio Carnival, Brazil
Carnival in Rio is often known as the world’s largest party! 2 million party-goers visit each day and take to the streets filled with salsa dancing and glittering costumes.
Where to stay? The Copacabana Palace would be the perfect place, set in the heart of Rio opposite the famous Copacabana beach.
Hanami – Cherry Blossom Festival, Japan
From late March until early May each year, the Cherry trees (or Sakura) bloom across the countryside of Japan. Hanami is the ancient tradition of “flower viewing” and blossoming trees are treated with great reverence. Friends and family share meals and often a bottle of Saki under the trees.
Where to stay? Why not endeavour on an exciting tour of Japan? There is so much to see and do and with a tailor made tour you could experience so much.
If you would like to visit any of these amazing places and take part in the festivities I would be happy to help.
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