Upcoming World Festivals

Upcoming Festivals

Festivals around the world

Diwali (Dīvali in Dīpāwali in or Deepavali)

Diwali, also known as the "Festival of Lights", is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated all across India. It is a celebration of the victory of good over evil and the spiritual renewal of life. During Diwali, Hindus light up their homes with thousands of diyas, or lamps made of clay, to signify the triumph of justice. They also exchange sweets and gifts, perform pooja, the traditional worship of gods, and indulge in festive customs and activities. Diwali is a joyous occasion and a five-day highlight of the Hindu calendar.

Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa is an African-American cultural holiday that celebrates family, community and culture. It is celebrated from December 26 to January 1 each year. Kwanzaa principles are drawn from African culture and traditions and promote self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith. People celebrate with activities like lighting the kinara (a seven-branched candelabrum), exchanging gifts, singing, dancing and feasting.

Basant Panchami in Nepal

"Experience the vibrant celebration of Basant Panchami, a national festival in Nepal, where vibrant colors and joyful music fill the streets. As a cultural commentator and travel writer, I highly recommend this beautiful holiday, steeped in Hindu traditions and marking the arrival of spring. Book your trip now and immerse yourself in the rich culture of Nepal."

Tu Bishvat/Tu B’Shevat

Tu Bishvat is an ancient Jewish holiday celebrated on the 15th of the Hebrew month of Shevat. It is known as the “New Year of the Trees” and marks the beginning of the Israeli fruit-tree harvest season. On this date, Jews around the world eat fruit, recite poems, and make donations to environmental causes.

Maha Shivaratri in Nepal

Nepal's vibrant celebration of Maha Shivaratri is a can't-miss festival for the spiritual seeker. Immerse yourself in the country's rich cultural traditions and witness devotees honoring the Hindu god Shiva through colorful rituals and lively processions. This national festival is a must-see for anyone looking to truly experience Nepal's cultural roots.

Chinese Valentine’s Day

Chinese Valentine's Day (Qixi Festival) is celebrated on the 7th day of the 7th month of the Chinese lunar calendar. It celebrates the annual meeting of the cowherd and weaver girl in Chinese folklore. This is celebrated with romantic customs such as exchanging gifts and prayers for love and marital bliss.

Zhonghe Festival in China

"As the streets of China's bustling city of Zhonghe come alive with vibrant colors and joyful festivities, it's clear that the Zhonghe Festival, a national holiday, is in full swing. From traditional performances to mouth-watering delicacies, this culturally rich observance is truly a must-visit for any traveler seeking an authentic Chinese experience."

Holi Festival

Holi is an ancient Hindu festival of colors celebrated across India and parts of Nepal. It marks the start of Spring and is celebrated with outdoor activities such as throwing colored powder, playing with water balloons and singing & dancing.

Holi: The Festival Of Love

Holi is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in India and Nepal. It is the festival of love and signifies the victory of good over evil. People gather in joyful crowds, indulging in colorful powders and different colored water being thrown. People embrace one another and wish each other luck, health and prosperity.