Experiencing new culture is not only fun but knowledgable. Each country has their own unique way to celebrate something. This is not limited to their people only, because you can also experience some holidays to understand a part of their cultures. Here are some international holidays all over the world that won’t only make you interested, but can’t wait to try it at least once in your life time!
The International Holidays
1. Hadaka Matsuri, Japan
This festival in Japan requires men to strip almost naked on a cold night of February. This event is to test the masculinity of Japanese men as they race through a freezing pool, and that’s only the pre-start of the event. This is strictly for men and they only wear white loincloth in this event. No, there is no Hadaka Matsuri for women.
2. Carnival, Brazil
This holiday goes on for six days straight where pretty much the whole country parties during that time. Carnival in Rio de Jainero is the main event. The carnival is full of beaches and night life. According to Guiness World Record this carnival this is the largest in the world. Any unrelated events that don’t have anything to do with the carnival are closed down and you are there to have fun.
3. Day of the Dead, Mexico
If you have seen the 2017 American 3D animation movie Coco, then you know that it is inspired by this international holiday. Unlike Haloween that is full of scariness, this holiday is full of color and spread of joy. They don’t scare people, but instead demonstrating their respect for the deads, especially family members that have passed away before them.
4. Oktoberfest, Germany
Now, this party is one of the longest parties in the world. 16 to 18 days of drinking of having fun, accompanied by beers and foods. Alongside that, there are also numerous attractions that you can visit in this international holiday. Although this is called Oktoberfest, the festival itself starts on September to the first week of October.
5. Nyepi Day, Indonesia
While the other festivals are promoting us to go out and party, this international holiday is different. People in Bali are supposed to avoid any distractions for the whole day, including electricity. They meditate and fast for the whole Saka New Year day. The only people that are allowed to go outside of the house are securities that check if everyone is celebrating this day. But, there are some rituals that are performed before and after the Nyepi Day.
Experience Other Cultures Through International Holiday
Every country has their own uniqueness to celebrate what they want to celebrate. It is fun to see or even experience these exotic holidays. We have adopted holidays such as Thanksgiving or Halloween, so why not these unique holidays?
If you ever travel to foreign lands, you should really check their international holidays. Then, you can experience it by yourself to understanad how they celebrate something. So, you don’t just know and feel how they live by going sightseeing, you can also see how creative these celebrations are.