Monsoon is here, and so must be your wanderlust in this amazing weather. Some of you might be exploring the internet to finalise your next trip. Every part of the world has its own beauty, but if you’re bored of visiting the conventional tourist places, we have something new, refreshing for you. Check out the following less known festivals all around the world which you can visit and experience this monsoon:
- Mount Hagen Show
Dates: August 2018
Place: Papua New Guinea
If you want to enjoy a music and dance festival together, this one if for you. Sing-sing groups from all over the country perform in this festival. Groups from various villages come and show off their music, dance, costume, and culture.
It is a treat to watch such diversity in one place. It was first held in 1960 as peace promoting event among various tribes. Around 80 tribes take part in Mount Hagen show. Attending this festival would be a culturally rich experience for you.
- Lumberjack Heritage Festival
Dates: 27th July 2018 to 29th July 2018
Place: Riverside Park, Ontario
Fond of saws, axes, and fire? Wait no more and head to Lumberjack Heritage Festival in Riverside Park. This annual festival is a weekend full of competitions like log rolling, chainsaw, fire building and such stuff.
There are street parades, car shows, beer garden, musical concerts and what not. But don’t forget to take your cowboy hats & boots to blend in the festival spirit.
- Burning Man
Dates: August 26th, 2018 to September 3rd, 2018
Place: Black Rock City, Nevada, US
This art festival takes place in a temporary erected city in the Black Rock Desert. The festival is based on ten principals like radical inclusion, self-reliance, self-expression etc. which hold different meanings. This is a themed festival and this year’s theme is I, Robot.
The attendees of this event consider it a community rather than a festival. Its purpose is to make the world connected and creative. You’ll see programs related to arts, culture, civic involvement, education, philosophical centre and social enterprise. If you want to bring out your inner geek, do visit.
- Gion Matsuri
Dates: July 1st, 2018 to July 31st, 2018
Place: Kyoto, Japan
This month-long festival was originated as a part of a purification ritual. It was started to please the Gods who created earthquakes, floods and fire. Now, it has become an annual ritual. The festival is also listed in UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.
It is full of music & lights. You can see lanterns everywhere, and streets would be humming the popular festival music known as Gion Bayashi. If you want to explore different cultures, this is the perfect festival for you.
- Boryeong Mud Festival
Dates: July 13th, 2018 to July 22nd, 2018
Place: Boryeong, South Korea
Those of you who find La Tomatina overhyped, this one is for you. This festival would bring out the kid inside you. Boryeong Mud Festival takes place in Boryeong which is 200 kms from Seoul.
The festival was started in 1998 and has been going on ever since. It takes place over a period of around two weeks. Mud is taken to beachside where people erect large structures with mud which is quite an art. Also, mud fighting is quite common, so, don’t wear your best clothes when you visit.
- WOMAD – World of Music, Arts and Dance
Dates: 26th July 2018 to 29th July 2018
Place: Charlton Park, Wiltshire, England
This festival is a shout-out to art lovers. WOMAD is a world full of music, food, dance, and art. This was started in 1982, has been running ever since and is one of the biggest entertainment festivals.
There are workshops where you can learn dance and musical instruments. There’s a global market which sells international food and wares. You might also be able to catch your favourite musician cooking a dish from his hometown. In a nutshell, the festival is a blast!
So, what are you waiting for? Monsoon break is the perfect time to visit these festivals and have a taste of their culture. Pick the one suiting your dates and visa and have the time of your life!
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So, while you book your tickets for your monsoon festival, also do quick research online and buy the best term plan that suits your budget and needs.
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