Festivals now Ended 2023

Doh... Festivals you missed earlier this year! But don't worry, we can take you back in time, check these out!

Well, well, well, look who finally decided to show up!
Yes, I’m talking to you, festival lover. You may have missed the festivals earlier this year, but don’t worry, because we’ve got you covered.

I mean, let’s face it, who doesn’t love a good festival?
The music, the food, the atmosphere, the chance to dance like nobody’s watching (even though everybody totally is), it’s all just too good to resist. And trust me, the festivals we’ve got in store for you today are no exception.

Now, I know what you’re thinking: “But Festival Diaries, why are you showing us festivals that have already happened? What’s the point in that?”
Well, it’s simple. Think of it as a little time-travel adventure. Sure, you may not be able to physically attend these festivals now, but you can still take a trip back in time and experience them vicariously through this page. It’s like Back to the Future but with fewer time-travelling DeLoreans and more dancing.

So, without further ado, let’s get this festival party started!
First up, we have the “Mud, Sweat and Beers” festival, which took place in the world earlier this year. And let me tell you, if there’s one thing we at Festival Diaries know how to do right, it’s a good ol’ fashioned mud bath. I’m talking about getting knee-deep in the stuff, covering yourself head to toe, and letting loose like a wild animal. Oh, and did I mention the beers? Because there were definitely plenty of those flowing as well.

Next on the list, we have the “Festival of Colors” in India. This is a festival that truly lives up to its name. It’s all about throwing coloured powder and water at each other, dancing, singing, and just generally having a blast. It’s like a giant paintball fight but with way more colours and a lot less pain. Plus, the food is absolutely amazing, so if you’re a fan of Indian cuisine, this festival is definitely worth checking out.

But wait, there’s more! How about the “Up Helly Aa” festival in Scotland? This one is a little bit different from the others, as it involves setting a Viking longship on fire and watching it burn to the ground. It sounds a little crazy, I know, but trust me, it’s a sight to behold. Plus, there’s plenty of dancing, singing, and drinking to be had as well, so it’s not all about the pyrotechnics.

Last but not least, we have the “Boryeong Mud Festival” in South Korea. Yes, another mud festival, but trust me, this one is worth mentioning. It’s basically a giant playground for adults (and kids too, I guess), with mudslides, mud pools, mud wrestling, and pretty much every other mud-related activity you can think of. And if you’re worried about getting all that mud out of your hair, don’t be – there are plenty of showers and cleaning stations available on-site.

So, there you have it, folks. A little taste of the festivals that have already come and gone this year. Sure, you may have missed out on them in real time, but thanks to this page, you can still experience them in all their glory. So, grab a beer (or a lassi, or whatever your drink of choice may be), kick back, and enjoy the ride. Who knows, maybe next year you’ll be front and centre at one of these festivals, covered in mud and loving every minute of it.

"I found I could say things with colour and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for"

Georgia O'Keeffe | Artist, Modern Art

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