Exciting and colorful celebrations of music, culture, art, history, and so much more take place throughout the year in unique locations across the globe. From the mainstream to the most unknown, each has its own unique style and traditions that are observed by locals and travelers from near and far. If you’re craving some authentic cultures and diverse experiences, one of these festivals might just be the place for you!
Floating Lanterns Festival
Where: Honolulu, Hawaii
Hawaii’s Floating Lanterns Festival is held annually on Memorial Day. The festival brings an estimated 50,000 to the south shore of O’ahu, as well as thousands more than tuned in through live streaming. This evening was created in order to honor loved ones, as well as create a collection of hope for the future. It is a time when people come together to reflect, remember, and offer gratitude.