If you are one of those explorers who love to learn new things and to experience different cultures, it’s worth visiting these upcoming events. No matter what type of event you prefer, you’ll fall in love with at least a few of these places.
Holi Festival of Colours India – Mumbai
This holiday, which occurs from 20th to 21st March, is the ideal reason to visit Mumbai. Also known as the Festival of Colours, Holi celebrates the victory of good over evil, the end of winter and the beginning of spring, and is one of the most exciting things to do in Mumbai. It is predominantly observed in Mumbai, India, but also in Nepal as well.
The best part of Holi’s celebration is that people gather on the streets, in parks or in front of temples and start throwing coloring balls and water balls at each other. The end result is that hundreds of people are all covered with bright colors and a lot of laughter. Holi’s festive spirit is an excellent way to celebrate the start of spring. Annually, the festival takes place the night before Holi. The Telegraph paid special attention to this year’s festival. If you’re planning a trip to India in March, it’s a great opportunity to join this free – spirited event.
Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Heritage Festival 2019 – Abu Dhabi
Held under the patronage of HH Sheik Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan from the 20th of January to the 2nd of February, the HH Sheik Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan Camel Festival 2019 will host traditional camel races and beauty contests and a Saluki race.
The event is plenty of reason to visit Abu Dhabi, and includes a traditional market, a heritage village and traditional activities every day, as well as traditional souks and artisan and horse riding competitions. If you’re looking for exciting things to do in Abu Dhabi, the public will be treated with an exciting array of heritage and entertainment programs including traditional games, Yolla, falconry, Emirati cuisine, handicrafts booths and traditional Majlis, a heritage village with performers from Rababa, pottery and souvenir exhibitions and horsemen’s performances from Bou Theib.
Furthermore, a fully – equipped media center in Sweihan will be operational throughout the festival to enable media people to cover preparations and arrangements and to make the festival a national heritage and cultural event that highlights the importance of long-honored camel sports and the role of the UAE in supporting its cultural heritage.
King’s Day – Amsterdam
In the unlikely event you need more reason to visit Amsterdam, here’s another one. Amidst the plenty of things to do in Amsterdam, King’s Day (formerly Queen’s Day) festivities invite locals and visitors to enjoy the open – air fun of Amsterdam. The city is bursting with orange in the streets, canals, parks and all over the place, as Amsterdammers enjoy the biggest street party of the year. You’ll find an electric atmosphere not to be missed in the midst of orange pride, live music, DJs, parties and a citywide street market. The next King’s Day will be in April.
Amsterdam celebrated King ‘s Day for the first time in 2014 after King Willem – Alexander was inaugurated on 30 April 2013 (which was Queen ‘s Day at that time). The royal celebrations first took place on 31 August 1885 in honor of Queen Wilhelmina’s birth, and the tradition of Queen’s Day (Koninginnedag) was born. After the successful arrival of Wilhelmina’s daughter (Juliana) in 1949, the day was changed to 30 April in line with the birthday of the new Queen. When she became queen, Princess Beatrix now chose to keep her mother’s day, but as of 2014, King’s Day is officially celebrated on 27 April (the King’s birthday).
The name may have changed a little, but the day’s festive spirit surely remains! You will be treated to an orange sea, as everyone-and their pet-is covered in oranje (orange) as a show of pride for the Dutch Royal Family, the Orange-Nassau House. The royal entourage visits a city or town in the Netherlands each year as part of the celebrations.
BaliSpirit Festival – Bali
Visit Bali and discover the idyllic island of Indonesia. Renowned as a surfing mecca for many years, the BaliSpirit Festival is one of the most happening things to do in Bali. To be held in March, the event brings together yoga enthusiasts, dancers, musicians and spirituality seekers from all over the world to inspire each other and nurture the potential of each individual.
Experience one of the most inspiring global community, world music and well – being celebrations on the idyllic island of Bali. The festival embodies the central mantra of Tri Hita Karana, the Balinese Hinduism. to live in harmony with our natural social and spiritual surroundings. The BaliSpirit Festival attracts more than 7,000 enthusiasts of yoga, dancers, musicians and spirituality seekers from all over the world, who join forces to inspire each other and nurture the potential of each individual. Open your heart and be transformed over 5 days, 7 nights of interactive workshops & seminars, a lively community market & healing center, yoga classes and live music concerts in Bhakti, ecstatic dance and DJs.
Songkran Festival – Bangkok
Declared a national holiday, the Songkran Festival one of the best reasons to visit Bangkok. Among the already impressive list of things to do in Bangkok, the holiday marks the beginning of the Thai New Year. The word Songkran comes from the Samkranti Sanskrit work, which means astrological passage. It is a traditional Buddhist festival, usually held between 13 and 15 April, unless the dates are changed by an official announcement from the government. The Songkran Festival is also called the festival of water. It celebrates water as a ritual to wash away negative effects from the previous year.
People celebrating Songkran participate in a traditional water supply, which symbolizes the washing away of luck and sins from the life of a person. Some people also add herbs to the ritual water. This party takes place throughout a street over 4 kilometers long. It’s an enormous party in which thousands of people struggle with water guns, balloons and other vessels. Many families get up early on the second day of Songkran and participate in traditional Buddhist rituals. They give the Buddhist monks a soul. They also participate in a ritual called “Bathing the Buddha Image.” During this ritual, devoted followers pour water over Buddha’s statues in their homes and in their local temples.
If you love to travel around the world and are looking for a reason to visit enjoy exploring different cultures, these events can definitely be added to your list. Each of these places offers a lot of fun. There is nothing better than broadening your knowledge of various countries and cultures and exploring things that cannot be seen in your daily lives.