Are you bored of going to the same events and festivals every year? Or don’t know what to do? We at Hobbyist World have compiled a list to help you plan your next vacation.
Comic Con India
Comic-con India is the place to be if you love pop culture. Starting from October, and spanning all the way into January, Comic Con India is a 2-3 day event that takes place over 4 cities; Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad, bringing all things nerdy under one roof.
Rural Olympics – Kila Raipur, Punjab
Kila Raipur Sports Festival, popularly known as the Rural Olympics, is held annually in Kila Raipur, in Punjab, India. Competitions are held for major Punjabi rural sports, include cart-race, athletic events and rope pulling.
Hornbill Festival, Nagaland
The Hornbill Festival is held at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama which is about 12 km from Kohima. All the tribes of Nagaland take part in this festival. The aim of the festival is to revive and protect the rich culture of Nagaland and display its extravaganza and traditions.
For visitors, it means a closer understanding of the people and culture of Nagaland, and an opportunity to experience traditional food, songs, dances and culture.
Ziro Festival of Music, Arunachal Pradesh
Located in Lower Subansiri district in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, the picturesque green valley is a perfect place for an independent artists music festival. A festival that together some of the best musical talents of India to a diverse audience hungry for some original cool music. A vibrant mixture of art, music, and culture, Ziro Festival 2019 has now become a “go to” destination for the youngsters and hip enthusiasts who want to get high on music.
Lathmar Holi – Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh
The Lathmar Holi festivities last for over a week, where the participants dance, sing and immerse themselves in colour alongside the occasional consumption of thandai--a traditional drink synonymous with the festival of Holi. The festival is said to be a recreation of a famous Hindu legend, according to which, Lord Krishna (who hailed from Nandgaon village) visited his beloved Radha's town, Barsana. If legend is to be believed, Krishna teased Radha and her friends, who in turn responded by taking offence at his advances and driving him out of Barsana. Keeping in tune with the legend, the men from Nandgaon visit the town of Barsana every year, only to be greeted by sticks (aka lathi) of the women there. The ladies hurl sticks at the men, who try to shield themselves as much as they can.
Mim Kut Festival, Mizoram
Mim Kut is celebrated with great fanfare by drinking rice-beer, singing, dancing, and feasting. Samples of the year's harvests are consecrated to the departed souls of the community.
Pulikali is a recreational folk art from the state of Kerala. It is performed by trained artists to entertain people on the occasion of Onam, an annual harvest festival, celebrated mainly in the Indian state of Kerala.
Pushkar Camel Fair
Pushkar is famous for its annual fair (Pushkar Camel Fair) featuring a trading fete of cattle, horses and camels. It is held over seven days in autumn marking Kartika Purnima according to the Hindu calendar (Kartik (month), October or November).
Burning Man- USA
Burning Man is an annual week-long experiment in temporary community. Dedicated to anti-consumerism and self-expression, the Burning Man art festival, traditionally culminates with the burning of a large wooden sculpture of a man.
Day of the Dead Festival- Mexico
Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a celebration of life and death. While the holiday originated in Mexico, it is celebrated all over Latin America with colorful calaveras (skulls) and calacas (skeletons). Families welcome back the souls of their deceased relatives for a brief reunion that includes food, drink and celebration. A blend of Mesoamerican ritual, European religion and Spanish culture, the holiday is celebrated each year in November.
La Tomatina- Spain
La Tomatina is a festival that is held in the Valencian town of Buñol, in the East of Spain 30 kilometres from the Mediterranean, in which participants throw tomatoes and get involved in a tomato fight purely for entertainment purposes.
Oktoberfest is the world's largest Volksfest. Held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, it is a 16 to 18 day folk festival running from mid or late September to the first weekend in October, with more than six million people from around the world attending the event every year.