The world is a magical place, one that’s full of wonder, magic, and profundity. It’s a place of intensity and beauty, a place full of possibilities and promise, a place of hope and happiness. Where anything is possible, we are always one step away, one move, one smile, one kiss, one choice from discovering something new about ourselves, our world and the people that live in it. Continue reading to uncover five of best festivals and events around the world there are.
The world is not a single plain; it’s a blank canvas, unsculpted clay upon which you can paint and mold, it’s vast and varied and ready to be explored. It’s a gift to exist; it’s a gift to live and choose and experience, and we should experience all we can, as often as we can.
Here are our favorite festivals and experiences that occur around the world, festivals and events that encapsulate all that makes our world unique, the things that fill our world with a kaleidoscope of emotions and feelings. Be moved by our world and our people, embrace all that it has to offer, let it fill you with love and appreciation.
The Northern Lights
Whether you choose to see them in Iceland, Switzerland or Alaska, the Northern lights are a natural phenomenon, an experience that is both mystical and spiritually profound. Seeing the Northern Lights is best during the hemisphere winter season which starts early September and ends mid-April, as it has long periods of darkness and clear night skies which make them for the perfect viewing experience.
The ethereal sight is nature’s theatre, a celestial ballet of light dancing across the night sky, captivating travelers from all around the globe with its beauty and grace.
No matter who you are, where you come from or where you are going this is an experience that is truly meaningful. These fast-moving electrically charged particles that emanate from the sun spread happiness, light, and love to all that are lucky enough to see it.
This natural wonder is easily explored both independently or in small group tours. If you want to feel the world in magical and mysterious ways, then the Northern lights should be on your travel bucket list.
Holi Festival of Colours
The Holi Festival is a celebration that originated in India and has since spread across the world. The festival is celebrated to commemorate the victory of good over evil, love, fertility, and abundance when the destruction of the demoness named Holika was burnt by the Hindu God of preservation, Lord Vishnu.
This celebration also marks the beginning of the up and coming spring harvest season and occurs after the full moon in March each year. This raucous festival of color, where the brightly colored powder is thrown at strangers and friends alike is a true human celebration that encapsulates joy and prosperity.
It’s a profound gathering of momentary freedom, a chance for people to drop their walls and inhibitions, to dance, and play, to express their gratitude, for life and love and to spread the message of love and happiness across streets, neighborhoods, and hearts. It’s an experience of overwhelming emotion and joy. With every sense in your body tingling, radiating the feeling of hope and promise and with each color symbolizing a force in life, the color festival is an experience of real human celebration.
Colour and life are inseparable, one cannot be without the other and what way to better celebrate life than to use these colors as a way to exude all that this festival stands for.
If you want to experience pure and profound human joy, then this experience is a must. A festival for the heart in the heart chakra of the world.
Thanda Island – Ocean Extravagance
Our world has just as much wonder below the ground as it does above, and Thanda Island encapsulates all that there is to admire about our ocean in one place. A mix of African, Arabic, Indian, German and British culture and style, Thanda Island is a historical journey, a community based, marine conservation that is remarkably undiscovered.
This exclusive island getaway is where time dissolves, and you’re met with both the past and the present of what East Africa has to offer. With three reefs to explore, and an array of water activities such as; scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, paddling, kayaking, big game fishing, swimming with shark whales and turtles as well as various island cruises to neighboring islands.
Thanda Island is having a love affair with the ocean and is deeply committed to the preservation and restoration of the sea and all who inhabit it.
Sink yourself into all the untouched wonder that Thanda Island provides, this luxury island perpetuates all the tranquility and mystery that the ocean eludes. Experience all the ocean has to offer, fall in love with the world within our world while enjoying the simple pleasure of island life. This is a once in a lifetime experience, a chance to connect, reflect and relax.
Great Mammal Migration
One of the Ten Natural Travel Wonders and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world is the Serengeti’s Great Mammal Migration. It offers incredible views of the plains speckled with vast herds of wildebeest, zebra, and other small animals and picturesque landscape Visiting in the right season will treat travelers to once in a lifetime views of this natural phenomenon.
Nature’s oldest pilgrimage plays out on these endless plains of the Serengeti National Park and the Masai Mara National Reserve, annually with over a million wildebeest, gazelle and zebra journeying towards healthier grazing areas. Serengeti is the stage on which this ‘greatest wildlife show on earth’ plays out, as the animals cross plains and rivers as the seasons change to search for ripened grasses, forcing them to move on in search of greener pastures.
This truly is an event worth experiencing as you get to share an intimate slice of the world with some of the world’s most infamous animals.
Connect to your roots and embrace the primordial beauty of the wild. Get to touch and be touched by the great mammals that inhabit our world. Feed your body and mind and soul with the perfect African adventure.
Explore an intimate world of the wild and surpass all five of your senses because this isn’t just something you can see or hear, but it’s something you have to feel. It has too much to offer, and you have nothing to lose. Come nurture and indulge yourself and your loved ones in the historic wonder of the wild.
Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival
This is an event celebrated all over Asia and has even started leaking its way into Western society, however nowhere in the world is more recognized for this celebration than in Ping. A remote mountain town, just an hour’s drive from Taipei the capital city of Taiwan.
Following a 2,000-year-old tradition of 200,000 lanterns which are sent up into the moonlit sky. The festival which originated in the Xing dynasty is said to have originated from days where village watchmen would use ‘Fire Balloons’ as a signal to the refugees hidden in the mountain that it was safe for them to come home.
Today the festival symbolizes the shedding of old and outdated ways and the embracing of a newly prosperous and fortuitous fortune. The festival involves writing down your dreams, prayers, vows, and aspirations for your future on a rice lantern which is then lit and let go into the night sky.
The festival is the perfect marriage of hope, spirit and unimaginable beauty and magic which transcends cultural barriers, bring us closer together. The hopeful flames dance in the blazing sky and bedazzle visitors from the docks. Exceeding our differences and our murky past this festival encapsulates the true human spirit, the one which seeks purification, peace, and prosperity not just for himself but for his world and his people.