|January’s Festivities across the Globe-Different reasons with one mood!|
January, apart from the New Year, for the civilized world, has a lot of reasons to be looked forward to, across the globe. Let us take a look at a few rarely known festivities.
The Junkanoo parade takes place on Boxing Day and the New Year’s Day at Nassau, capital of Bahamas. Similarly, the Cape Town goes wild throughout January with cheer in a roughly organised affair that has marching troupes of varying colours. This bundle of fun is called Kaapse Klopse. 5th and 6th January, find a feel of Humanity in South America, where the Spanish Whites allowed their Black slaves to party apart from joining the fun.
Coming to India, the Bikaner Camel Festival at Rajasthan that is held in January incorporates every possible thing one can do with a Camel. They include Camel race, Camel rides, Camel tugs of war, Camel pageant, Dancing camels, competition for best decorated camels, best camel haircut and so on. Mali, on the Saharan sands which is 65 km north of Timbuktu, witnesses world’s most remote music festival.
Winter seems to be a good reason for the people of Kansai, Japan to celebrate the world’s biggest bon fire at Nara on the second Sunday of January.
Other festivals include Black Nazarene Procession of Philippines, La Tamborrada of Spain, Rose parade at Los Angeles, Polar Bear swim at Vancouver, Canada.