What kind of festivals do you have where you live?

@buldwgz (1483)
United States
April 27, 2007 3:16pm CST
Where I live we are having a Crawfish Festival this weekend. There will be music, dancing, arts, crafts, a parade and tons and tons of food. Literally tons. At least four tons of crawfish alone, not to mention the chicken and pork and beef that will be consumed. Kids will have games to play and there will be vendors in the area and people selling their own crafts. With this festival it made me wonder what other festivals people had around the world. How often. This one is once a year. There are other towns nearby that have a Catfish Festival, a Shrimp Festival. A town I lived in when I was younger had a Dogwood Festival in which the people celebrated the blooming of the Dogwood Trees. Basically, they are all the same, with parades, music, food and fun, just the names are different. What about where you live? Do you have a festival in your town? Do you participate in it? Do you avoid it? I am just curious what kind of celebrations we have around the world on the small town level. We all know about the really big ones, but what about you where you live?
1 person likes this
4 responses
• United States
5 May 07
I live in the southwest of the USA. It is very layback and still western. We are far from the city. We have a lot of Native American Pow Wows and Rodeos. I love them. We also have lovely fine art and craft shows. I try to get to everything, if possible. I do not participate anymore, but I used to do the fine art shows. www.mgcreativearts.com is my website if you want to see what I do http://www.cafepress.com/margieanneart is my shop http://mgcreativearts.com/Finall.wmv is a video of me cutting..................you will understand this art, better than Americans. Please look at the type of detailed work I do on my website. I also paint. Hubby does the photographs.. I loved when I was invited to do a showing demo at a old pioneer festival. It was once a year in a 100 year old cabin.
1 person likes this
@buldwgz (1483)
• United States
5 May 07
Thanks for your response, and for the links. Very interesting to say the least.
@mdarma (868)
• Singapore
30 Apr 07
My country which is a cosmopolitan, we do have a privilege to celebrate our own festivals i.e. Depavali, Thaipusan (A religious Occasion), Fire-walking, Ponggal and other Hindu related festive. The Chinese, celebrate their, Chinese New Year which last almost a month., the Muslim have their, Puasa and the Haji celebration and for the Christians the Christmas id there for them. The beautiful thing here is, we visit others on their festive days and celebrate with them it is a great and a very nice feeling.
1 person likes this
@buldwgz (1483)
• United States
30 Apr 07
Wow, sounds like you get the best of all worlds.
• United States
27 Apr 07
Where I live we have the Italian Festival. Of course, lots of Italian food, music, drinking, ponies for the kids to ride, and some kid rides, and of course vendors selling different things. It lasts about 3 and a half days. We also have the Apple Festival, which of course has alot of different apples, and is very similar to the Italian Festival with all the kid activities etc. It last 3 days. We usually attend both at least 1 day each. This is big for us because this is a small town also and there isn't much to do.
@buldwgz (1483)
• United States
27 Apr 07
There was a town in Virginia that I lived in for a while that had an Italian festival and I remember it being a lot of fun. The food was amazing. One year it had a wonderful fireworks show that lasted over an hour. That's a long time for fireworks. Thanks for your response.
• United States
28 Apr 07
Where I Come from there are two Festivals I can Remember being the best. First is Teritory Days which is 3 days long, remebering and celebrating the Indian Hertiage. It has lots of food of course, arts and crafts beyond beleif and several Dances from the few that are still involved in the Indians and come from there Hertiage. The dances are absoultly amazing. The Second and the Best is Donkey Derby Days. My home town has Donkeys that Work once a year and rome around the town the rest of the year. They have several races with the Donkeys. They also Celebrate POW MIA and the Motorcyle rally is apart of this 3 day celebration. My Home Town consits of about 2000 people in it. When we Celebrate Donkey Derby Days it brings in around 80,000 people to celebrate. Very dedicated people come 10,000 feet up to celebrate the POW MIA and too show off their Motorcycles. Also they come to see the Donkeys race and to see the fools that ride them.
@buldwgz (1483)
• United States
28 Apr 07
Sounds like a lot of fun. I admit I would like to see that donkey race.