Every country in the world has their own very unique holidays and the beauty of traveling is that we are able to experience traditions from around the world.
Today we want to show you 5 unique holidays/traditions from around the world that we would recommend checking out while on your trips.
1. La Tomatina (Spain)
This annual festival, held in the town of Bunol in Valencia, Spain, is a messy and fun celebration where participants throw over-ripe tomatoes at each other. It takes place in late August.
2. Songkran Festival (Thailand)
This water festival, which takes place in April, celebrates the Thai New Year. People take to the streets with water guns, hoses, and buckets to douse each other in a playful and joyful display.
3. Mardi Gras (New Orleans, USA)
Mardi Gras is a colorful and energetic celebration that takes place in New Orleans in February or March, depending on the date of Easter. The festival features elaborate parades, colorful costumes, and live music.
4. Cheese rolling (England)
The cheese rolling event is an annual tradition that takes place in the English village of Brockworth, near Gloucester. The event involves rolling a large wheel of cheese down a steep hill, and participants race after it in an attempt to be the first to reach the bottom.
5. Dia de los Muertos (Mexico)
This holiday, which takes place on November 1st and 2nd, is a time for Mexicans to remember and honor their deceased loved ones. The parade on Day of the Dead, or "Día de los Muertos," is a unique and deeply cultural event that takes place in Mexico and other parts of Latin America. The parade features elaborate costumes, painted faces, music, traditional offerings such as flowers and food, and colorful floats that commemorate the deceased.