“Traveling to experience the places and events that authentically represent the stories and people of the past and present.” is defined as cultural heritage tourism. And it is the fastest-growing segment of the tourism industry.
Each year, there are millions of carnivals, events, and parties held in different parts of the world. Those iconic festivals/events can serve as a powerful tool to attract tourists and create an image and awareness for a specific country.
So, we decided to highlight some of the most visited iconic events happening this year across the globe.
February: Rio Carnival, Brazil
Welcome to the greatest show on earth! The 5-day carnival is one of the most visited iconic events visited annually by millions of people.
Rio festival is held inside the Sambodromo stadium, which can seat more than 80,000 visitors.
At the heart of the carnival is the samba, which is the perfect illustration of the Afro-European blend that defines Brazilian culture. Similarly, you can level it up and party with celebrities at the Copacabana Palace Hotel for the glamorous Magic Ball party.
February: Mardi Gras, New Orleans, USA
Mardi Gras is a celebration of spring and fertility that goes thousands of years back. The origins of these iconic events go back to Medieval Europe, and as a result, it followed France to its colonies.
New Orleans and the other French settlements began celebrating with street parties, masked balls, and fancy dinners.
Mardi Gras is celebrated by marching bands, beads throwing, colorful masks, and eating King Cake.
March: Holi Festival, India
Holi is the Indian festival of colors! Holi is the symbol of the triumph of good over evil and the beginning of spring. It is celebrated in several ways, including prayers, singing and dancing, music, and vibrant colors.
To celebrate Holi fully, you also must try some of the special food made specifically for this event. For example, the Gujiya or Papri Chaat. The best place to experience Holi in India is the Braj region between Delhi and Agra.
February-March: Lantern Festival, Taiwan
This world-renowned iconic festival is one of the most visited iconic events in the world. The Lantern festival is held during the first full moon of the lunar year.
This first full moon night is considered lucky to the Taiwanese, and it is celebrated in different ways across the country. You should expect thousands of beautiful glowing lanterns to get released into the night sky across the country to form a majestic and spectacular view.
April: Songkran, Thailand
Songkran is Thailand’s most famous iconic festival and event which marks the beginning of the Thai new year.
The 3-day event is celebrated by roaming around throwing water, and using water pistols to soak anyone in the vicinity. And most importantly many Thai people make their way back to their hometowns to spend time with older relatives.
Bangkok celebrates Songkran with the Bangkok splendors festival, which is held at the Wat Pho Buddhist temple. Similarly, the event is also celebrated in Phuket and Chiang Mai cities with many activities and plenty of water.
To sum up, the world is big, beautiful, and full of differences, and experiencing such iconic events lets us understand each other more.
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