Fantastic Festivals of the World
From Hong Kong to Quebec, Fantastic Festivals of the World explores a variety of different countries and cultures and the many different festivals they celebrate.
S01:E01 - The Mid-Autumn Lantern Festival - Hong Kong
Colorful and unusual traditions of the Mid Autumn Lantern Festival in Hong Kong.
S01:E02 - Festival Des Marionettes - Charleville-Mezieres, France
The art of puppet theatre started in World War II, to make children laugh during the war years.
S01:E03 - The World Buskers Festival - Christchurch, New Zealand
Highlights of the annual festival.
S01:E04 - Carnaval De Quebec - Quebec City, Canada
This 12-day carnival is the world's largest snow-oriented festival featuring over 300 family activities and events.
S01:E05 - Festival Las Fallas - Valencia, Spain
The festival for St. Joseph honors the patron saint of carpenters.
S01:E06 - Carnival - St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
The U.S. Virgin Islands colorful carnival is showcased; an action-packed parade is featured.
S01:E07 - Gypsy Festival - San Marie De La Mer, France and the Medieval Fair - Sedan, France
In the month of May two amazing and very different festivals occur in France. One is a "Medieval Festival" in the Champagne Ardennes region. The other is the Gypsy Pilgrimage in Provence.
S01:E08 - Rath Yatra - Puri, India
Hindus celebrate the Rath Yatra festival in Jagannath Puri on the east coast of India.
S01:E09 - The Green River Rendezvous - Pinedale, Wyoming, USA
The annual Green River Pageant in Pinedale, Wyo.
S01:E10 - Fiesta De Urqupina - Quillacollo, Bolivia
The annual Festival de la Virgen de Urupina in Bolivia.
S01:E11 - Kyu-Bon and Eisa Festivals - Okinawa, Japan
Activities at the Obon and Eisa Festivals in Okinawa, Japan.
S01:E12 - September Cultural Shows - Papua New Guinea
Residents of Papua New Guinea participate in cultural festivals.
S01:E13 - Whirling Dervishes - Konya, Turkey
Konya is the holiest city in Turkey because it is the home of the poet Celaleddin Rumi. Every December this festival portrays the spectacular dances by The Whirling Dervishes with magnificent dance, red turbans, and flowing white skirts.
S01:E14 - Songkran Festival - Thailand
Songkran marks the Thai New Year and is considered to be the Kingdom's most fun and family oriented festival with its traditional water splashing, water cannons, and water purification and cleansing from illness and evil.
S01:E15 - Spring Fiestas - Andalusia, Spain
When Spain comes to mind you might imagine a sunny landscape or bull fighter these are certainly symbols of Spain, but there are many more.
S01:E16 - Chinese New Year - Hong Kong
Mother of all celebrations is the Chinese New Year. The city is dressed in gold and red, the colors of good fortune. The New Year's parade attracts groups from around the world. The Costumes, music and dances are nothing but spectacular!