It is already March and the holiday does not seem so far away. This is why we have prepared the best remaining festivals in the world for 2014. Fun is the leading objective and you can accomplish it by testing the recommended events there are about to happen in the following months. So take out that calendar and mark your future best memories.
This month is busy, busy, busy, presenting three extraordinary festivals spread across the world. The first one is called Songkran and it is held in Thailand. If in the past, its date was calculated by astrological means, nowadays it has been officially established between the 13th and 15th of April. The Songkran festival represents the New Year’s Day. This particular period is known to be the hottest in Thailand but do not worry as the celebrations include water guns battles and other “chilling”, yet fun activities. Another symbolic gesture is the smearing with talc on the faces of random passengers. This is supposed to bring you good luck in the New Year and also blessings. However, the main watering areas are constantly protected, so that you will not end up hurt by sharp objects. The traffic is also closed and the only cars allowed are the ice trucks. Imagine the fun! The Songkran festival includes other “peaceful” traditions that involve visiting your relatives and also a Buddhist monastery, for good luck and prosperity in the year to come.
The next main attraction lands in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. This festival is entitled Koningsdag (known as Koninginnedag until 2013). The first so-called edition took place in the year 1885, with the anniversary celebration of Princess Wilhelmina, the heiress of the Dutch throne and it got passed on through the following generations. Among other Royal member that received this honour were: Juliana (1948–1980), Beatrix (1980–2013) and Willem-Alexander (due to whom the name of the festival got changed from The Queen’s Day to The King’s Day). Although this festival is mainly of historical significance, it does not mean that it does not offer fun and attractive activities. Koningsdag is an unusual national holiday, marked by a “free market” feature, meaning that every inhabitant or traveller is allowed so sell something on the streets. And yes, you are free to sell anything. Also, this festival is represented by the colour orange. You will see orange hair, balloons, clothes and other items everywhere you look. These aspects plus the great number of concerts, parties and other events make it a must see festival.
Last, but no least, as summer is nearby, why not try a sand festival? You would be surprised to know that this type can be found across the globe: Australia, Canada, Germany, India, Indonesia, Netherlands, Pakistan, Portugal, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States. They have in common the following elements: sand, water and loads of fun. And yes, they are not dedicated solely to children as this competition is taken rather seriously. In order to participate as a contestant you have to register online. The winner will get an award ad his sand sculptures will be posted on the official websites. So fame comes with talent. On the 20th of April, you can enjoy the Sandfest event hold in Port Aransas (Texas). You can witness great live sculptures and also concerts and other events, thus spending a perfect day at the beach.
We hope that you have enjoyed this idea regarding the festivals, so keep an eye on the website. 247 Airport Transfer will post monthly a list with the best events on a world-wide level. Thus, you have the time to plan them a month in advance. Although, do not forget that your will always remember the spontaneous holidays.