India celebrates with colour & Spain with tomatoes: Here is a list of some Holi-like festivals

Updated: Mar 03, 2018, 12:07 AM(IST)

The whole India is celebrating the festival of colours, let's take a look at some Holi-like festivals which are celebrated worldwide


Holi is a Hindu festival of colours & sharing the love and to celebrate the victory of good over evil.

People play with coloured powder 'abeer' or 'gulal' and water is poured on each other. Apart from colours and love, Holi is celebrated as a day of thanksgiving day for the good spring harvest.

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La Tomatina-Spain

The Tomatina Festival, the Tomato Battle, or Tomatina Festival takes place in the Valencian town of Bunol, every last Wednesday in August.

Thousands of people from all over the world visit the city to celebrate this amazing festival.

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Songkran is the Thai New Year's festival which has evolved into the world's biggest water fight!

The celebration marks the beginning of the Thai New Year, where cleansing with water is meant to purify and renew. It is a celebration that embraces goodwill, love, compassion. and thankfulness, using water as the means of expression. The word Songkran derives from Sanskrit meaning to move or step forward.

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Boryeong Mud Festival-South Korea

The Boryeong Mud Festival is an annual festival which takes place during the summer in Boryeong, a town around 200 km south of Seoul, South Korea for two weeks in July.

It was started to promote the region’s mineral-rich mud. The festival period, tourists flock to the area to experience the benefits of Boryeong's mud while having a blast. Visitors feeling particularly energetic can try the marine mud-training course, while those looking for something more relaxing can chill in the mud massage zone. In the evening, music and fireworks continue to have the party going to the beach.

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Batalla del Vino-Spain

La Batalla del Vino, or the Battle of Wines, takes place in the week of St Pedro's Day (June 29) in Haro, the capital of the Rioja wine-making region of Spain on the banks of the nearby Bilbao mountain.

The odd tradition apparently followed centuries of increasingly wild feasts on the festival site in honour of the saint's day.

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International Pillow Fight Day-Worldwide

Time to sleep on the street!

On Saturday, April 7th, 2018, people celebrate this very distinguished festival by organising massive pillow fights around the world.

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