VesakEvery month, there is an interesting cultural events to be witnessed by tourists. Well, this month there are some festivals to be missed, one of Vesak.

This is Sixth interesting festival in May.

 1 . Cheung Chau Bun Festival, Hong Kong

Commemorate the anniversary of the Buddha, an island in Hong Kong held a festival named Cheung Chau. This year, the Cheung Chau Bun Festival falls on May 6. On that date, this area will be very crowded with colorful.

Neither of costumes to decoration around the house and shopping. Not to forget, there are also lion dance among the crowd that flicker festival participants. The most anticipated event is the competition mounting nut.

The difference is, instead of a nut but of bamboo rods are arranged in such a way into the tower. All around the bamboo, buns attached. The participants believe could prosper if it can take a lot of dumplings.

 2 . Cinco de Mayo, the U.S.

Many people say Cinco de Mayo is a festival to celebrate the Mexican independence. In fact, the festival is held to celebrate the victory of the Mexican army at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Initially, the festival which also became the only holiday celebrated in Mexico.

But the festival which takes place on May 5, has now spread to the outside, one of the most crowded in the U.S.. Mexican community in the U.S. to make the city lively with colorful costumes parade.

Some interesting events in the festival is the taco eating contest with green chili sauce. There is also a beer drinking contest no less exciting. You can go to some cities that celebrate this festival, among others, Denver and San Diego.

 3 . La Feria de Abril, Spain

La Feria de Abril has another name Festival in April. However, due to Easter falling too far, as a result, this festival falls in May. Understandably, this festival takes place two weeks after Easter.

When the festival, Seville in Spain will be very festive with colorful decoration in each corner. Traditional music is cheerful sounds along the way. The women wear flamenco dresses, while the men wore a sombrero.

During the afternoon, the tents offer a bit sensation temprorer Spanish life style. The tents were filled by local businesses and families will offer a variety of typical Spanish cuisine can be tasted by the visitors.

 4 . Thrissur Pooram, India

The festival will look ordinary without the presence of the elephant. Thrissur Pooram is a festival in tribute to Lord Shiva Temple at Thrissur Kerala. The festival which started in 1798 is held having one attraction is the elephant.

There are about 30 elephants participate the festival which takes place every May 9th of this. Not only the present , but these elephants dressed as beautiful as possible. Each elephant head decorated with gold cover. Not to forget, given a colorful necklace. Thereafter, the elephant would go around the city with background music and fireworks.

 5 . Vesak, Magelang

This year, Vesak falls on May 15. The festival is held as a commemoration of Buddha's birthday. One of the best destinations to follow Vesak at the Borobudur Temple, Magelang, Central Java.

The monks will pray while walking around the temple during the night while chanting prayers. One thing that attracts a lot of attention of tourists is the moment of the release of flying lanterns.

Because of curiosity, last year's Vesak swamped that led to an atmosphere that is not conducive. Many visitors who do not respect the religious procession. Hopefully this year will not be repeated!

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