Fantastic Festivals of the World

Fantastic Festivals of the World

2004 - 2011, Travel
Documentary series giving an insight into some of the world's most traditional and spectacular festivals.
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Episode Guide

  • Fantastic Festivals of the World - The Dragon Boat Carnival - Hong Kong (Episode 29)
    Episode 29:

    The Dragon Boat Carnival - Hong Kong

  • Fantastic Festivals of the World - India (Episode 28)
    Episode 28:

    India

    The Rath Yatra festival, or chariot pilgrimage.

  • Fantastic Festivals of the World - Japan (Episode 27)
    Episode 27:

    Japan

    The Onbara and Gyo-ja Festivals of Japan are profiled.

  • Fantastic Festivals of the World - Czech Republic (Episode 26)
    Episode 26:

    Czech Republic

    The town of Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic celebrates the Five-Petalled Rose Renaissance Festival.

  • Fantastic Festivals of the World - Israel (Episode 25)
    Episode 25:

    Israel

    Every May Jews make a pilgrimage to Mount Meron in Israel for the Lag Baomer celebration commemorating Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.

  • Fantastic Festivals of the World - Taiwan (Episode 24)
    Episode 24:

    Taiwan

    People throw firecrackers at man parading through the streets.

  • Fantastic Festivals of the World - South Korea (Episode 23)
    Episode 23:

    South Korea

    South Korea's Mask Dance Festival.

  • Fantastic Festivals of the World - Brazil (Episode 22)
    Episode 22:

    Brazil

    Boi Bumba is a folklore festival held in Brazil.

  • Fantastic Festivals of the World - Scotland (Episode 21)
    Episode 21:

    Scotland

    Scotland's Highland Games.

  • Fantastic Festivals of the World - Australia (Episode 20)
    Episode 20:

    Australia

    The Aborigines celebrate the Garma festival.

  • Fantastic Festivals of the World - Philippines (Episode 19)
    Episode 19:

    Philippines

    The Philippines harvest festivals.

  • Fantastic Festivals of the World - Italy and Sicily (Episode 18)
    Episode 18:

    Italy and Sicily

    In Sicily, Easter is celebrated with a 20-hour procession with men carrying statues called "Misteri."

  • Fantastic Festivals of the World - Germany (Episode 17)
    Episode 17:

    Germany

    Germany's Fastnacht carnival.

  • Fantastic Festivals of the World - Argentina (Episode 16)
    Episode 16:

    Argentina

    Argentina's Fiesta de la Tradicion celebrates the country's gaucho heritage.

  • Fantastic Festivals of the World - Mexico (Episode 15)
    Episode 15:

    Mexico

    Mexicans honor their deceased loved ones with a festival called Dia de los Muertos.

  • Fantastic Festivals of the World - Songkran Festival: Thailand (Episode 14)
    Episode 14:

    Songkran Festival: Thailand

    Families celebrate the Thai New Year at the annual Songkran Festival.

  • Fantastic Festivals of the World - Whirling Dervishes: Konya, Turkey (Episode 13)
    Episode 13:

    Whirling Dervishes: Konya, Turkey

    Annual festival featuring dances by the Whirling Dervishes.

  • Fantastic Festivals of the World - September Cultural Festivals: Papua New Guinea (Episode 12)
    Episode 12:

    September Cultural Festivals: Papua New Guinea

    Residents of Papua New Guinea participate in cultural festivals.

  • Fantastic Festivals of the World - Obon and Eisa Festivals: Okinawa, Japan (Episode 11)
    Episode 11:

    Obon and Eisa Festivals: Okinawa, Japan

    Activities at the Obon and Eisa Festivals in Okinawa, Japan.

  • Fantastic Festivals of the World - Festival de la Virgen de Urupina (Episode 10)
    Episode 10:

    Festival de la Virgen de Urupina

    The annual Festival de la Virgen de Urupina in Bolivia.

  • Fantastic Festivals of the World - Green River Rendezvous: Pinedale, Wyoming (Episode 9)
    Episode 9:

    Green River Rendezvous: Pinedale, Wyoming

    The annual Green River Pageant in Pinedale, Wyo.

  • Fantastic Festivals of the World - Puri India: Rath Yatra Festival (Episode 8)
    Episode 8:

    Puri India: Rath Yatra Festival

    Hindus celebrate the Rath Yatra festival in Jagannath Puri on the east coast of India.

  • Fantastic Festivals of the World - May Festivals of France (Episode 7)
    Episode 7:

    May Festivals of France

    Two major festivals in France are held in May, the Medieval Festival in the Champagne Ardennes region and the Gypsy Pilgrimage in Provence.

  • Fantastic Festivals of the World - Carnival: U.S. Virgin Islands (Episode 6)
    Episode 6:

    Carnival: U.S. Virgin Islands

    The U.S. Virgin Islands colorful carnival is showcased; a calypso competition is held; an action-packed parade is featured.

  • Fantastic Festivals of the World - Spain: Festival Las Fallas of Valencia (Episode 5)
    Episode 5:

    Spain: Festival Las Fallas of Valencia

    The festival for St. Joseph honors the patron saint of carpenters; giant creations made of wood and paper mache are paraded through the streets.

  • Fantastic Festivals of the World - Canada: Quebec Carnival (Episode 4)
    Episode 4:

    Canada: Quebec Carnival

    The Carnaval de Quebec has over 300 activities; the Ice Hotel is featured; dog sleds speed through the woods.

  • Fantastic Festivals of the World - France: Marionnette Theater (Episode 2)
    Episode 2:

    France: Marionnette Theater

    Marionnette theater.

  • Fantastic Festivals of the World - Hong Kong: Mid Autumn Lantern Festival (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:

    Hong Kong: Mid Autumn Lantern Festival

    Colorful and unusual traditions of the Mid Autumn Lantern Festival in Hong Kong.

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