Sunday, 27 November 2011

Celebrations all over.

PEOPLE  from different parts of the world celebrate different festivals in their own ways. Here are some examples of the festival celebrated all over the world.

During the Holi festival, people colour each other's faces. They also spray coloured water and powder at anyone on the streets. It is celebrated it many parts of India to welcome the arrival of spring. In Malaysia, the Hindus celebrate the festival in temples.

In Spain, people throw tomatoes at one another for a full hour during the Tomato Festival. It is held on the last Wednesday of August every year. The tomatoes must first be crushed to avoid injury and participants are encouraged to wear goggles and gloves.

The most popular carnival in Italy is the Carnival of Venice, where people wear strange costumes and masks in celebration of the change from winter to spring. It is a grand celebration as the streets are filled with people joining in the parades.

The Boryeong Mud Festival is a yearly event held at Daecheon Beach in Korea. First staged in 1998, it now attracts more than a million visitors every year. They cover themselves with mud, jump into mud baths, slide down mud slides and even wrestle playfully in the mud. The mud in the area is said to be rich in minerals and is able to make the skin healthier.

Every year in the town of Ivrea in Italy, residents celebrate the Orange Festival. Nine teams of orange-throwers wear ancient costumes and battle against one another, while participants are fed with free beans to keep energy levels up.

What types of festivals do you celebrate? Draw a picture of yourself celebrating a festival in a piece of blank paper.

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