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Try Going to One of These Spring Festivals!
24 Apr 2023INSPIRATIONBY SweetEscape

Spring is known as the season of rebirth, love, and joy. Other than that, spring also symbolizes a “new beginning” when the first green color emerges from the ground and the first bud opens. In some countries, people celebrate this moment as a life's triumph. It would be such a shame if you do not celebrate your spring seasons with something fun! Other than the famous Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in California, people around the world also celebrate fireworks, family, and festivities based on their culture! Let’s get deeper into it! one_img!

Songkran: Thailand’s Water Festival

Songkran in Thai means to ‘move’ or ‘change place’. Songkran is united with the Water Festival, which historically occurred on the day when the sun changes position in the zodiac. The Thai people believe that water is spiritually purifying: it cleanses you of any bad luck, evil spirit, injustice you have experienced in the past year, and blesses you with fortune and happiness for the year ahead. The festival begins with locals collecting water that had been poured over Buddha statues for cleansing and later pouring it over your family member’s or village elders’ shoulders. However, Songkran festival emphasis has shifted from the spiritual and religious to enjoyment and joviality.

by Bank for SweetEscape in Bangkok

by for SweetEscape in Bangkok

Holi: India Celebrate Festival of Colors

Holi, which is based on a Hindu mythology, is extremely important to Indian culture. People believe that this celebration represents fresh starts, a chance to mend fences and start fresh. This festival commemorates the first day of spring and the triumph of good over evil and is observed on the last full moon day of the lunar month. On this day, friends and family are painted in vibrant colors, dance and throw color at each other, prayers are said, and a bonfire is lit to symbolize the destruction of evil and the triumph of good. Can you imagine how fun this celebration can be?

by Raghav for SweetEscape in Agra
by for SweetEscape in Mumbai

Koningsdag: King’s Day in The Netherlands

Koningsdag or King’s Day is a national holiday in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It honors the birthday of King Willem-Alexander that falls on April 27. King's Day is celebrated in all of the country's major cities, but Amsterdam has the biggest street extravaganza! Everyone is obligated to dress up in orange to honor the governing family, the House of Orange-Nassau, and also symbolizes the color of the Netherlands. To celebrate this day, the locals go on the street with their orange attire and witness parades of live musicians, DJ, and dancers as boats swarm the canals. Not to mention, Koningsdag is also known for its nationwide vrijmarkt or ‘free market’ where many Dutch set up a shop in the street and sell their second-hand items.

by Dennis + Dewi for SweetEscape in Amsterdam
by for SweetEscape in Amsterdam

So, which spring festival are you interested in? Is it Songkran? Holi? Or Koningsdag? Wherever you plan to go this year or next year in spring, we are ready to capture your memorable spring with SweetEscape! SweetEscape connects you with local professional photographers in more than 500 cities around the world. Book your sessions now! Smile, we’re here!