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List of Festivals Celebrated in Summer Season
1. Inti Raymi, Cusco, Peru ( 24th June)
This translates to ‘the festival of the Sun’ and is celebrated for nine days where people pay homage to their Inca god. People take out processions where tales from their history are re-enacted and lots of street fairs and stage performances are organised.
2. Phi Ta Khon Festival, Thailand (23rd June)
This festival is one of the main celebrations in the remote town of Dan Sai, which is not populated withy tourism any way and lies in the north east part of the country. Phi Ta Khon is a three day ghost festival and it honours the spirits. A parade with people wearing masks and costumes is carried out on the streets, followed by another parade on the second day which also included firing sky rockets in the air. The final day has Buddhist monks giving sermons as people gather together to dance and celebrate.
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3. Icelandic National Day, Reykjavik, Iceland (17th June)
This festival is celebrated in honour of Jon Sigurosson, who was the leader of the 20th century Icelandic Independence Movement. National day parades take place with a lot of street performances as well.
4. Boi Bumba, Parintins, Brazil ( 23-25 June)
This festival has a interesting folk tale as its background. Legends have it that a bull was brought back from the dead by a ‘shaman’ after a man killed him for his pregnant wife. The story is enacted every year with masked people and giant puppets being a part of the play. The dancers who perform with the artists wear elaborate head gears which are a reflection of the Portugese culture.
5. Primavera Sound, Porto (7-9 June )
This is a music festival where some of the best indie bands of Europe get together to pull this massive event and make it fun.
6. Midnight Sun Film Festival, Finland (13-17 June)
This festival is helmed by Aki and Mika Kaurismäki, who are a famous Finnish film director duo. The festival showcases a mixture of contemporary and classic Finnish films. People even take a dip in the nearby lakes and rivers.
It is interesting to know that our world is colourful place with such wonderful festivals that are celebrated across the globe.
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