World's Most Captivating Cultural Festivals

1. Black-necked Crane Festival (Bhutan)

Celebrated in Bhutan, this festival honors the arrival of the endangered Black-necked Cranes. These birds are symbols of longevity and prosperity in Bhutanese culture.

2. Harbin International Ice & Snow Sculpture Festival (China)

A winter wonderland in Harbin, China, where massive ice sculptures illuminate the city.

3. Holi Festival (India/Pakistan)

Known as the "festival of colors," Holi celebrates the triumph of good over evil and the end of winter.

5. Songkran Festival (Thailand)

Marking the traditional New Year, this festival is famous for its massive water fights in the streets.

6. Fes Festival of World Sacred Music (Morocco)

A global music festival held in the ancient city of Fes, showcasing diverse musical traditions.

7. Timket Festival (Ethiopia)

An Orthodox Christian celebration of the Epiphany, commemorating the baptism of Jesus.

9. Semana Santa (Spain)

A week-long religious festival commemorating the last week in the life of Christ.

10. St. Patrick’s Day (Ireland)

Celebrating the patron saint of Ireland with parades, music, and lots of green.

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