4 Of The Most Amazing Celebrations


Every year, there are hundreds of festivals and carnivals happening around the world. Eager travel enthusiasts often time their travel plans with festival dates, or check for festivals that may overlap their travel dates. Superior Cruise & Travel has assembled a list of some of our favorite festivals from around the world. Each offer their own sense of community, uniqueness, culture, and adventure.

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Holi, India

Many people already know about Holi in India — and if they don’t know the details, they’ve probably seen the color-splashed photos of it before. This rainbow-streaked battle is a testament to the Hindu god Krishna, who had an affinity for playing pranks. How it works is simple: purchase your colorful dye at one of the countless vendors on the city streets, and douse your happy victims (the color is meant to pay homage the prosper of good over evil). When it comes to Holi, no one is safe from the color bomb, whether or not you choose to participate. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty in, and join the fun in the name of Krishna.

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Songkran, Bangkok

Prepare to be soaked! Visitors and locals alike come together for a reprise from the scorching Bangkok heat during Songkran, a three-day water festival during the hottest month of the year. The festival coincides with Thai New Year, and the water is representative of “cleansing” your spirit. Get ready to get wet by any means, from water guns to balloons to buckers and water hoses.

Anyone walking the streets during Songkran is bound to get wet — whether you’re getting into a cab or walking into your hotel. Office buildings and businesses shut down, while major malls stay open. It’s safe to say that this is the biggest water fight in the world.

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Harbin Ice & Snow Sculpture Festival, China

Your eyes are in for a feast at the Harbin Ice & Snow Sculpture Festival in Harbin. This is the largest ice sculpture festival in the world. The event is separated into several themes, and sculptors come from around the world to compete. More than 50 employees work for three weeks straight to source the ice from a local river.

At night, many of the sculptures are illuminated with LED lights. And if you can’t make it during the festival, there’s a chance you may still be able to see all the beautiful work. Because of the cold weather, the sculptures usually stick around for another three to four weeks.

Each year, there’s a different theme to gape at. And if you’re trying to conjure a mental image: imagine an entire city made of ice. You’ll see ice castles, walk about ice stairs, and walk through ice gardens. There’s no ice block unturned at this festival.

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Brazil Carnival

When you think of Brazil, Carnival is one of the first things that comes to mind. This Brazil festival takes place annually, forty days before Easter and is officially the biggest carnival in the world. And there are so many amazing aspects of Carnival — particularly the Samba parade, where local neighborhoods adorn extravagant costumes and ride in intricate floats (the culmination of a year’s worth of design and practice) to compete against one another for a cash prize.

On any given day during Carnival, there are at least two million people celebrating on the streets. In fact, from mid-january to mid-February, there are at least 587 outdoor parties, according to Time magazine. This is when the entire country comes together to celebrate, dance, and show off what Brazil has to offer. This is perfect place to indulge in theatrics and choreography, and, above all, have fun.

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Attend the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

2022 World Cup in Qatar

The FIFA World Cup 2022 will be hosted by Qatar, marking the first time that the tournament will be held in the Middle East. This highly anticipated event is set to take place from November 21 to December 18, 2022. Qatar’s preparations involve significant infrastructure and venue upgrades, with eight world-class stadiums slated to host matches and accommodate up to 80,000 spectators each. With advancements in technology and a focus on sustainability, the organizers aim to deliver an unforgettable experience for players, fans, and viewers alike. The tournament will also be a unique opportunity for Qatar to showcase its culture and hospitality to the world. Despite various controversies surrounding the event, football enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting the kickoff of the 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Aurora Borealis Northern Lights

Aurora Borealis Northern Lights: A Breathtaking Adventure

The Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, is a natural light show that occurs at high latitudes, mainly near the Arctic or Antarctic regions. The phenomenon is caused by the collision of charged particles from the sun with atoms in the Earth’s atmosphere, creating beautiful displays of shimmering green, pink, and purple lights in the sky.

The Northern Lights can be seen from places like Norway, Iceland, Sweden, Canada, and Alaska, during the autumn and winter months when the night skies are darker and clearer. The Lights are a mesmerizing and captivating sight, attracting travelers from all across the world.

Apart from its beauty, the Northern Lights also serves a scientific purpose, helping researchers to learn more about the Earth’s upper atmosphere. Overall, the Northern Lights is an awe-inspiring natural wonder that is worth experiencing at least once in a lifetime.

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South Pacific Cruise: Vacation of a Lifetime

Experience the beauty and diversity of the South Pacific on a cruise. You can explore exotic islands, pristine beaches, and lush tropical landscapes on it. Discover fascinating cultures and traditions of various island nations and interact with friendly locals. Swim and snorkel in crystal-clear waters or bask in the warm sun on deck. Enjoy delicious cuisine and immerse yourself in onboard entertainment and activities. You’ll visit famous landmarks like Bora Bora, Fiji, and Tahiti and indulge in luxurious spa treatments and shopping excursions. Marvel at stunning sunsets and starry nights as you sail across the open ocean. A South Pacific cruise is packed with adventure, relaxation, and the allure of paradise, making it an unforgettable experience for all ages and interests.