From the Tomato Festival to the Pumpkin Festival: tourists' favorite festivals
Hundreds of different festivals take place around the world every year, and some of them are dedicated to food, particularly fruits and vegetables. For example, Thailand hosts the traditional Pineapple Festival.
It is dedicated to the national harvest and includes pineapple sculptures and the Miss Pineapple beauty contest. The festival features a number of events, seminars, exhibitions, and a traditional procession with pineapple carts, whose participants sing, reports NewsBytes.
Many tourists are attracted to the large-scale pumpkin festival in Germany, called the Ludwigsburg Pumpkin Festival, which lasts for almost two months. During the festival, tourists are offered more than 500 varieties of pumpkins. At the culmination of the festival, the winning pumpkins are intricately carved.
The Mango Festival, known as the "king of fruits," is traditionally held in India. The festival starts in early July in Delhi, where farmers from all over the country gather to share their experiences. During the event, tourists are shown various types and varieties of mangoes grown throughout the country. In addition, during contests and quizzes, participants have the opportunity to win large quantities of this delicious fruit.
The famous La Tomatina festival is an annual event near Valencia, Spain, held on the last Wednesday of August. Thousands of people gather in the city of Bunyol to take part in tomato fights, throwing overripe tomatoes. Founded in 1945, the festival has become one of the most famous events in Spain.
Finally, another famous celebration is the Marino Grape Festival in Italy. This colorful event showcases the region's rich winemaking heritage with a demonstration of various grape varieties. Visitors can taste local wines and take part in grape-themed events. At the same time, the festival combines tradition and modernity, creating a festive atmosphere that attracts numerous tourists.