A Festival is an event held in commemoration of an event and held at a certain time.
Every country in the world has different festivals, starting from the unique tomato war festival in Spain, the fashion carnival in Jember Indonesia, the hot air balloon festival in New Mexico to the festival of the dead in Mexico.
The uniqueness of a festival can be judged by the way it is celebrated, the number of people involved in it, the costumes used, and the history of the festival itself.
- Dia De Muertos Festival - Mexico
The Dia de Muertos Festival or also known as the Day of the Dead Festival is a unique and creepy festival that is celebrated in Mexico around 31 October and 2 November each year.
The festival which lasts for 2 days carries the theme of death, yes Dia De Los Muertos is a festival to remember and show love and respect to the families of the deceased.
The thing that makes the Dia De Los Muertos festival unique and festive is the parade using costumes designed like skulls.
You also need to know that the Dia De Los Muertos festival was entered by UNESCO as a cultural heritage, which includes culture and traditions passed down from generation to generation.
- Tomorrowland - Belgium
Tomorrowland festival is the biggest and grandest EDM music festival in the world held in Boom
Belgium. The Tomorrowland EDM music festival was first held in 2005 which continues today.
In 2018, the number of visitors to the Tomorrowland festival reached 400 thousand people from all countries in the world, this number has increased by more than 100 percent compared to the number of visitors in 2016 which amounted to 160 thousand people.
This large number of visitors is not strange because the Tomorrowland festival will be filled with world-class DJs such as Armin van Buuren, Avicii, Tiesto, and others.
- Jember Fashion Carnival - Indonesia
Jember Fashion Carnaval or abbreviated as JFC is one of the unique festivals originating from
Jember Indonesia. The biggest fashion carnival in Indonesia is held once a year and is initiated by Dynand Fariz who is also the founder of the JFC Center.
The idea for this festival itself originated from the many reog ponorogo groups that packed the road during the Jember City Anniversary parade, which then created the idea to make a parade wearing a variety of unique and interesting costumes.
As many as thousands of participants participated in this festival by displaying various kinds of costume designs that represented various regions as well as customs and cultures in Indonesia.
Visitors who come also not only come from residents but also various parts of Indonesia and also from abroad, which amount to hundreds of thousands of visitors.
And what's interesting is, the Jember Fashion Carnaval festival displays a different theme each year so that this festival is more attractive and can attract more visitors.
- The International High Meeting Festival - Italy
For those of you who are afraid of heights, the International Highline Meeting festival can be a nightmare at night, because this extreme festival is celebrated not on the ground, but hundreds of meters above the ground.
This festival, which is loved by lovers of altitude, is held in Monte Piana Italy, with an altitude of 2350 meters above sea level. Monte Piana is commonly used as an annual Highline meeting place since 2012.
In the International Highline Meeting festival, you will feel the sensation of sleeping hanging from a hammock between the hills. With a total of 17 hammocks which are a symbol of peace and honor to soldiers who died in the first world war.
The idea of celebrating this festival was born when the first The International Highline Meeting was celebrated in 2012 and was spearheaded by Armin Holzer, Alex D'emilia, and Igor Scotland which has continued to this day.