Celebrations, Festivals & Carnivals ~ Facebook Tales

With Easter and ANZAC Day (in Australia)

our Travelling Tales theme this month is

Celebrations, Festivals & Carnivals

Kirsty Wilson

I enjoyed Easter in Malta once & that was an experience. We were staying with locals who knew it was important to arrive early for the Easter Parade. We claimed a position on a landing of some stairs, overlooking the street where the parade was to pass. Dusk arrived and the parade began. Amazing biblical costumes passed, lanterns and children’s eyes lit with curiosity and so did those from this Aussie traveller! I’d certainly not seen anything like it at home. Of course the surrounding historic sandstone buildings & cobblestone roads, added to the atmosphere.

Photo by re-ality

Sally Foley-Lewis

My husband went to Oslo for meetings (as a part of a project he was working on) and he sent me a text asking if I wanted to send a week in Oslo… of course “YES” was the reply. I landed in the middle of their National Day. It was great to see the parades of different community groups, see people dressed in national costume, enjoy the lovely weather.
{Not a Woodstock or running with the bulls however it was charming. I can’t recall any other festivals that I’ve been to.}

Photo by Ove and Lucia

Linda Fairbairn

The first we knew of the Thingyan Water Festival, which is Myanmar’s (Burma) New Year’s Day (held in April) was on the train from Rangoon to Mandalay when water bombs started hitting the windows as we approached small towns and villages alongside the track.
When we got off the train in Mandalay we were greeted by a bucket of water!
Its not a celebration full of colourful costumes or parades – It’s like one huge water fight!
The festival runs for 4 days during which time you are soaked from the moment you step out into public – and if you have camera gear… Leave it indoors 😉

Photo by Sofia & Tobias

Sandy Cummins

Mine is travelling back in time, as a young child, and the memories of Easter. Friday was waking up to the smell of freshly baked hot cross buns for breakfast and the children’s easter stories on the radio. Mother would have got up at the crack of dawn to make them from scratch. My grandmother was usually with us over Easter and I would run in early to wake her up so we could all have the fresh buns from the oven together. Next would be anticipation of Easter Sunday when the Easter Bunny would have visited over night and carefully hidden our chocolate treats around the house. Best ever was one year when all the individual pieces of miniature chocolate tea set in gold foil were carefully hidden for me to find. Those were the days!!

Photo by nettsu

Em Funnell

I remember when I was little and living overseas we used to have a night church service on good friday. It was always freezing cold nearing the start of winter. We would all have candles to hold as a special treat. Being so careful with the candle flame and trying so hard not to blow it out until the end of the service! After the service there were always hot cross buns and a hot spiced cider drink to warm everyone up. I can remember to this day the smell of the cloves and cinnamon spilling through the church. =)
Happy Easter everyone

Photo by Jonny Ho

Each month we have a Travelling Tales theme
on our Facebook page, where we encourage you
to share your experiences ~
If you missed out contributing to the post above,
add your tale in the comments below –
*highlighting your holiday adventures*
is fun for the teller of the tale and the listener.
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3 thoughts on “Celebrations, Festivals & Carnivals ~ Facebook Tales

  1. There is just so much on offer in this world!

    Linda, you are truly bringing the world and it’s celebrations, foods, foibles, fun and festivities to my desk, thank you!

    Your themed approach to your blog is awesome. Can’t wait for the next month, and the next month, and the next month…. 🙂
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    • Thank *you* Sally for contributing 🙂
      I have to say I too love the variety of tales from across the world that appear each month ~ different perspectives on a single travelling theme is fun!

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