Festivals are always important for a country. They have religious origins, cultural and traditional significance. They keep the citizens united and stay familiar with the cultural importance, on the other hand, they bring an atmosphere of joy, happiness, and positive aura in the entire country. Festivals are the best time to get indulge in the traditional and ritual activities. Moreover, the festival enables the people to spend quality time with their friends and family. The United States of America is one of the countries that celebrate a number of festivals. New Year, Christmas, Goods Friday, Easter, Valentines and Independence Day are the common festivals of the world that America also celebrates. Here are some of the important and interesting festivals that America celebrates and enjoy the time with their loved ones.
Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival
The Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival is an annual festival which is celebrated by the community of Half Moon Bay, California. The festival is celebrated one weekend during pumpkin harvest season. This is one of the oldest festivals of California, America. It is a two-day festival for which no admission charges are charged. The city has a contest prior to the celebration known as The Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off and the contest attracts people from across the world and the winners are displayed during the festival weekend. During the festival, a great Pumpkin Parade is held where marching bands, classic cars, and costumed children of all ages are the major attractions. Food is a big concern of the festival and people enjoys pie, pancakes, bread, cheesecake, sausages, and ice cream. These foods also have the option of pumpkin flavor. During the festival, the family enjoys by participating in different contests including a costume contest, pumpkin carving, games, and a pie eating contest.
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Aloha Festival is an annual series of free cultural celebrations in the state of Hawaii. It is the only statewide cultural festival in the nation. During the festival, a floral parade is held in which approximate 30,000 people are a volunteer. This festival is being celebrated by the people to showcase and preserve the unique traditions of the Islands. During the festival, a number of diverse customs and traditions of Hawaii are also being performed by the participants of the place. It is a one-month long celebration of Hawaiian music, dance, and history. Through this festival, over 1,000,000 people are being entertained that comes from all over the world.
Philadelphia Flower Show
Philadelphia Flower Show is an annual event and it is the largest indoor flower show in the world that attracts 250,000 people annually. The show features, large-scale gardens display to the individual. This festival was initiated by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society in the year 1829. The festival inspires the generation to know more about the newest plant varieties, garden and design concepts, and organic and sustainable practices. During the festival celebration, vacationers can participate in diverse competitions of horticulture that includes artistic floral arranging, gardening presentations, and demonstrations, special events, a mammoth indoor Marketplace, etc. Every year an official theme is provided to competitors that serve as the inspiration for most exhibits.
This festival was founded in the year 1962 and it is celebrated at the Bayfield’s local heritage. This festival showcases the product from diverse local apple orchards and wineries. It is a street festival that features fresh foods and local crafts. Some other attractions of the festival include 14 local orchards, live music, and an amusement park. There are a number of activities held at this festival in which kids also participate. Some of the other activities that people enjoy throughout the year are Grand Parade, featuring a mass band with 400 participants playing On Wisconsin, marching down historic Rittenhouse Avenue, to Lake Superior, an apple peeling contest, fish fry & dance and Kids carnival rides and games.
Arnold Sports Festival
The IFBB Arnold Sports Festival is also known as the Arnold Schwarzenegger Sports Festival and it is an annual multi-sport event where a number of professional bodybuilding participants, participate in the event. It is a festival in which 22000 athletes compete in more than 80 sports & events.