We have no idea whether the President of the United States is making America Great Again, but the festivals are sure making it great. No one can deny the fact that the United States of America is a country of emigrants. The diversity of the country is what makes it what it is. With different people from different parts of the world residing in one place, the country is bound to have different cultures and different traditions followed by different ethnicity. It is very evident in the festivals that are being celebrated in the US. In this article, we will see in detail about the festivals in the United States.
Kutztown Folk Festival:
The Kutztown Folk Festival was started as a tiny celebration by three professors in Pennsylvania in the year 1950. The sole purpose of the celebration was to celebrate and recognize the German population in the country. Now it has reached a scale at which the festival is being celebrated is mesmerizing, and the best part is that it has surpassed the sixty-year mark. The celebration actually at the end of June and lasts till the first week of July. If you are there at that particular time, make sure to attend the festival because it is a great opportunity to learn about Pencilvenian German culture.
New Orleans Mardi Gras:
Of all the festivals that are celebrated in America, New Orleans, Mardi Gras is, without a doubt, the most colorful festival of all. The celebration includes a lot of parades and events. The entire city celebrates the festivals in an awesome way. All the events that happen during the New Orleans Mardi Gras are organized by the social clubs of New Orleans. All the people dress up in colorful costumes and attend the parades and take part in the celebrations.
Jazz and Heritage Festival:
The name of the festival itself gives a lot of information that you need to know. It is still a huge surprise of how people are turning in huge numbers for this festival. There is a lot of partying and clubbing that is going on nearby, and still, people make it to these kinds of celebrations. This shows that people have a thing for art and music that still kindles their interest. There are a lot of music performances by renowned musicians and budding artists. The festival is a ten-day-long festival that generally happens at the end of April and the beginning of May.
Albuquerque International Balloon Festival:
The Albuquerque International Balloon Festival is an event in which we can guarantee a lot of fun and excitement. It is nothing less than a visual treat for everyone who is attending the function. The best part about this event is that people from all over the world attend this festival and there good possibilities that you will come across different people from different cultures. A minimum of five hundred balloons will be there, and the experience is nothing less than magical. If you want you can also enjoy a ride in the hot air balloons. Before getting into the balloons, make sure that you enquire about the rate of the ride.
Burning Man Festival:
This is a kind of festival where you should block the dates and make the trip. The effort that goes into making it to the event is worth every bit of it. Even though the festival is hippy, the true essence of the festival lies in people and the community. The energy in the atmosphere is literally out of this world. The festival generally begins at the end of August and lasts till the first week of September.
Aloha Festival is a kind of festival where you can have an amazing time with your whole family. The festival is all about the Hawaiian Culture. The main aim of the festival is to celebrate the Hawaiian Culture and to preserve it. The festival consists of a lot of street performances and music shows. The festival has all the elements to keep all kinds of people engaged for an entire day. Make sure to try some of the foods in the stalls, coz’ they are delicious.
Many people have this misconception that Halloween is the only festival that involves people dressing up and having fun. But the truth there is also this other festival where people dress up and have an amazing time, which is the Fantasy Fest. This festival attracts people from all over the world. The levels of craziness are something else. People dress up and their favorite characters, cover themselves in body paint and have a great time in the streets. This festival is filled with lots of fun. There are sessions where people keep hopping from one bar to another and from one club to another.
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival:
The Coachella Valley, Music, and Arts Festival are, without a doubt, one of the most important and famous festivals in America. It is one of the biggest music festivals, not just in the country but in the whole world. Even though the festival started at a very small scale, today it has reached a point where some of the big names in the music industry perform every year. If you are able to make, you will witness some of the big names in the movie and music industry attending the festival.
Even though these festivals have a particular purpose of their own, the one thing that common for every festival is that it unites people irrespective of race, color, caste, and creed. They are not just events to have fun. They are serving a higher purpose than what is being witnessed.