Kid-Friendly Fiestas
Condé Nast Traveller India|December - January 2019
Kid-Friendly Fiestas

Introduce your little ones to the countries you are holidaying in by hitting these super-cool festivals.

Aarti Sheth Cooper

HOLI, HAMPI

Head to this historic South Indian city to celebrate the festival of colours differently. Expect a two-day celebration with music, people dancing in the streets, lots of food, coloured powder and roaring bonfires. When: March

BLOSSOM FESTIVAL AT UENO PARK, JAPAN

Arrive an hour or two before sunset to best enjoy this spring spectacle in Tokyo. Kids can explore the gardens under the canopies of cherry blossom of the over 800 trees here. They’ll enjoy the sparkle of 1,000 lanterns lighting up at sunset, the open-air musical events and local food. Take a ride on a Swan-shaped boat around Shinobazu Pond. When: Late March—early April

AL DHAFRA FESTIVAL, UAE

This unique experience, a couple of hours’ drive from Dubai, displays Emirati Bedouin culture with great pomp. Saluki (dog) and camel racing, classic car displays, date packing at a traditional souk, a camel beauty contest, art and dance workshops are all part of the lineup. When: December

DÍA DE MUERTOS, MEXICO

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December - January 2019