Every year, there are several popular and exciting events and festivals around the world that people relish and enjoy participating in. Many of these luxury holiday destinations saw an all-time decline during the peak of the COVID pandemic. However, now that travel restrictions are easing up, and people are adapting to the new normal, many of these festivals are back in action.
If you are looking to attend an exhilarating and memorable festival on your next travel experience, get in touch with SevenTravel and speak to one of our luxury travel designers. We can help you figure out the perfect trip and destination for you based on your needs, preferences, and curiosities.
In this article, we will discuss seven festivals and events around the world that you don’t want to miss in 2022. So, let’s get into it.
1. Snow and Ice Festival – Harbin China
The Snow and Ice Festival in Harbin, China, is like Elsa’s ice palace in real life. The festival features towering ice carvings of stairs, walls, and turrets, which make up an ice palace during the winter months.
So, if you want to experience a real-life ice palace, visit Harbin, China, this winter and attend the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. It’s a great way to spend some exciting moments away from home with family and friends.
2. Cascamorras – Baza, Spain
The Cascamorras festival takes place every year in Baza and features hundreds of Spaniards coming together and covering themselves from head to toe in grease. ‘Why,’ you ask? The festival serves as a cultural re-enactment of the stealing of the “Virgin de la Peidad,” which took place 500 years ago.
The best part is that after the greasing ceremony is concluded, an enormous party goes underway in which everyone in attendance can let loose and have some fun.
3. Carnevale – Venice, Italy
Ever since the 13th century, Carnevale has been an annual Venetian tradition. This is one of those bespoke travel experiences that are as memorable as they are historically and culturally significant for those involved.
People come from all over the world to participate in the huge masquerade that is Carnevale. The festival is well known as one of the best parties in the world, so you really don’t want to miss this one.
4. La Tomatina – Bunol, Spain
Here is another festival you have likely heard of, mostly because it involves droves of grown adults having a food fight. La Tomatina in Bunol, Spain, is a yearly festival that is held purely for the thrills. Every year, people come from all over Spain, and exceedingly from all over the world, to partake in this massive food fight where the only weapon of choice is tomatoes.
Since the festival is not tied to any ancient traditions or rituals, this is a great event to attend with your close friends if you are looking to let loose in a new and exciting way.
5. Songkran (Water) Festival, Thailand
The carnival of Songkran in Thailand takes place from 13th to 15th April each year to celebrate the traditional New Year and commemorate a new beginning. The natives who have moved abroad visit their homeland to be with friends and family. People dress up and make scrumptious foods to serve at Buddhist temples to the monks. Parades and processions with people in fancy outfits are common during Songkran.
But that’s not the most exciting aspect of Songkran in Thailand. The event that is famous the world over is the water festival that takes place on the streets where everyone brings water balloons, soakers, and all other devices they can get to douse others. If you end up on the road in Thailand during the Songkran water festival, be ready to walk back to your hotel completely soaked!
Book a trip to Thailand with Seven Travel for the upcoming April to experience the wild and cheerful festivities of Songkran!
6. Crop Over Festival – Barbados
Celebrating the agrarian culture of Barbados, the Crop-Over festival is a three-month-long festivity galore starting from May through to August each year. It marks the end of the island country’s momentous sugarcane harvest season, followed by wild and cheerful fetes.
From colourful costume competitions and food bazaars to musical nights and boisterous parades, the Crop-Over Festival has endless festivities to offer. It is undoubtedly the most eagerly-awaited national event in Barbados. It begins with the Ceremonial Delivery Of Canes, the opening gala where the king And queen of cane cutters are crowned.
Once the festival begins, the island is awash with animated parties honouring the cultural music, food, and attire of the native community. All the merrymaking culminates during the Kadooment day, where local Kadooment bands showcase their talent to end the three-month-long celebrations.
The Crop-Over Festival is truly an extravaganza worth experiencing. If you are intrigued by the Barbadian traditions, you should plan a visit to the country this year. Contact SevenTravel and book a trip of your lifetime.
As Covid travel restrictions begin to ease off and people around the world are adapting to the new normal, the world’s greatest events and festivals are kicking themselves back into gear.
So, if you want to visit a luxury holiday destination to attend one of these festivals, get in touch with us at SevenTravel, and we will guide you through the process of planning the most memorable trip possible.