Warning . This post is going to spark your wanderlust and make your bucket list super long!
To explore a destination uniquely and differently, visit the place during festivals. And October brings the best colorful and exciting festivals from all religions and cultures from around the world. So take a look and see which of these October 5 celebrations piques your interest.
Philippines: Masskara Festival(Every third weekend of October)
The ‘City of Smiles’ attracts thousands of tourists every year for a good time with strangers and friends. After an unfortunate event hit the place, this festival was born to lift the spirits of the people. Everyone celebrates the occasion by taking to the streets in colorful costumes, beautiful headdresses and decorative ornamental masks to dance in revelry.
Austin City Limits Music Festival (October 6 – October 15)
The only word that can describe Austin City Limits Music Festival is DYNAMIC. ACL Festival is mixed with all genres of music in a live music environment. Various Electronic Music DJs will also appear, so cool right?
Singapore: Diwali-festival (October 18)
Celebrated by Singapore’s Hindu community, Diwali is an important festival. Also known as Deepavali Festival or the Festival of Lights, it marks the end of India’s harvest season. Singapore’s Indian enclave, Little India celebrates the occasion on streets decorated with lights, mesmerizing cultural activities, fantastic street parades and fireworks.
Mexico: Day of the Dead (31 October – 2 November)
This Mexican holiday dates back three thousand years and translates to ‘Day of the Dead’. Based on the beliefs of Aztec (ethnic groups in central Mexico), the festival honors the dead and celebrates life. From decorated skulls, dancing processions, traditional food to people painting their faces, this occasion
is celebrated as a day of reunion and remembrance.