Winter is the most desired season for all the good reasons. It’s the best time to flaunt your sense of fashion, the perfect time to enjoy palatable delicacies, shopping is practically every day on the card and above all, it is the best time to indulge in raw party fun and explore the madness of festivities. In fact, when it comes to festivals and enjoying a power packed vacation, winter has a bouquet full of options. Here are 4 best upcoming high octane winter festivals from around the world which will instantly tickle your wanderlust.
Burning the Clocks – Brighton, England
(21 December 2015)
Burning the Clocks is a vibrant festival of lights and art, celebrated in the city of Brighton, England. The festival marks the beginning of winter solstice and celebrated by people, irrespective of caste, creed and religion. Every year the festival is celebrated based on a pre decided theme. Participants are encouraged to create their own lanterns, using bamboo, willow canes and tissue papers. The organisers make responsible efforts through special lantern making workshops for homeless and disadvantaged locals.
Junkanoo Parade – Nassua, Bahamas
(26 December 2015)
Junkanoo Parade is more than a festival. It is a Bahamian national pride which is celebrated after Christmas. The main attraction of the festival is its extravagant parade, which is a combination of colour, music and dance. Junkanoo parade has great historical significance as it is regarded as the oldest surviving street festival. Elaborately decorated costumes are major part of the festival, which are designed as per a pre-decided theme. Apart from costumes, participants also fabricate thematic floats during the parade.
Snowglobe Music Festival – California, United States
(29-31 December 2015)
Celebrated at South Lake Tahoe, California, Snowglobe is a blend of dance music festival, snowboard adventure and New Year’s celebrations. The three day festival features renowned DJs and underground rappers from around the world, specialised in genres ranging from electropop to hip-hop. The festival also provides a platform to snowboard enthusiasts who show off their tricks. Besides, various competitions are held which offer reduced-price lift tickets for fest goers to the scenic Heavenly Mountains.
Sunburn Festival – Goa, India
(27-30 December 2015)
Regarded as the biggest electronic dance music festival of Asia, Sunburn is all about raw fun. The festival is attended by more than 1, 50,000 festival goers every year. Various renowned national and international DJs participate in the four day extravaganza. Apart from raw fun and entertainment, the festival brings together other elements such as exotic delicacies and shopping. The iconic ‘Big Arena’ festival is organised by Percept, a reputed media and communications company in India.