#SummerIsHere These Spring Festivals around the world celebrate the victory of good over evil and ward off the winter air.
Spring is in the air and so are these delightful festivals. From La Fallas in Spain to the Chanthaburi Fruit Fair in Thailand- these festivals will manage to put a spring in your step on your holiday there.
Join the Valencians in celebrating the end of dark, winter working days and welcoming the spring during their festival, Las Fallas. Everything that is bad is burnt and reborn from the ashes to welcome a new season. Whole of Valencia is turned in to one enormous street party, with various parades, pageants, beauty shows, paella competitions and bullfights all over the city. Make sure you’re ready for the sheer craziness of this fiesta.
Celebrate the arrival of Spring with Alexandra Blossom Festival in New Zealand. Bask in the unique feel of a country fair in a modern age with events and activities that originated in the 50s. You will be mesmerized as the whole town shines with blossom-lined streets and orchards in full bloom.
Celebrate the Luxembourgers version of Holika, Buergbrennen. Huge stakes with a large cross in the middle are set alight on hilltops to chase away the winter. Later, hog till you drop on some grilled food and traditional dishes.
If riotous and uproarious New Year events are not your cup of tea, then Bali well and truly has the celebration for you. Celebrate Balinese New Year, Nyepi with Ogoh-ogoh parades followed by a Day of Silence dedicated to connect more deeply with spirituality. Accompany the villagers in their various rituals and experience Bali in the most unusual way.
The iconic Balinese processions consist of such effigies
Join the Irish people in their day of pride, heritage and celebration. Ireland on St Patrick’s Day is unlike anywhere else in the world. Sip on pints of Guinness, munch on some special foods and indulge yourself in this week-long festival. Banish the blues and go green.
Celebrate one of Australia’s oldest and leading floral festival, Tulip Time this spring season. Watch the Southern Highland come alive and bloom with a multitude of activities. There’s something on offer for the young and the young at heart.
Get ready to be dazzled by the beauty of a million Tulips spread across 25 acres of farmland in Victoria, Australia. Live entertainment, market stalls and tempting foods are on offer every day during this month long Tesselaar Tulip Festival.
The Rice Harvest Festival of Bali is an offbeat way to explore Indonesia in a different light. Join the Balinese in warding off evil spirit from their lands and celebrating the end of harvest season. Indulge in their unique regional cuisine prepared for the “Rice God” and experience the thrill of watching Negara Bull Races.
Take a trip to Chanthaburi, a spot that’s a bit off Thailand’s beaten tourist path, for a fruit feast that’ll make your heart sing. See and taste Thailand’s most popular fruits at the Chanthaburi Fruit fair along with traditional Thai music and dance. Let your taste buds go wild!
Are you a fan of Greek food, culture or festivals? Then rejoice! Because January has reserved yet another Greek event for all to enjoy. Watch the Greeks celebrate Epiphany and the Blessing of the waters and make sure to stick around for some traditional food, Greek music, dance and entertainment.
Celebrations after retrieving the cross
These are just a few we've penned down. Know of any other interesting festivals celebrating the Spring Season? Let us know in the comments below!