Traveller’s Diary: Full Moon Party, Madeira Carnival and other grand festivals you must visit

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Ramayana International Festival
When: Feb 28, 2019
Where: MMRDA grounds, Mumbai
The Ramayana International Festival is an initiative by the Maharashtra Tourism Ministry & MTDC under the guidance of Department of Tourism. In order to promote ‘The Ramayana Circuit’ under the ‘Swadesh Darshan Scheme’ of the Government of India, it is aimed at developing places associated with the legends of Lord Ram in the state of Maharashtra to facilitate and enhance tourist experience and footfall at these locations. This is the first of its kind festival in Mumbai.

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The event has been attracting curious guests to the MMRDA Grounds, BKC in Mumbai since February 25, 2019. The ongoing grand performances narrating Ramayana shall conclude today on February 28, 2019. On Feb 25, Ganesha Natyalaya from India performed. Much applause went to the artistes who performed on previous days. On Feb 26, the Royal Ballet of Cambodia and Comma Bassak Association from Cambodia performed. On Feb 27, Integrated Performing Arts Guild of Philippines performed and today is the concluding performance by Sanggar Paripurna from Indonesia. The Ramayana narrative as a stage performance is mesmerising and grand. Witness it today in Mumbai.

Wai Len Festival
When: April 16-17, 2019
Where: Bang Saen, Thailand
If you’re a sucker of art and beaches, you must visit the Wan Lai Festival held annually from April 16-17 as part of the Wan Lai Festival in Bang Saen. Get set to observe close to 100 intricate sand sculptures, which are created on the beach with sand. These stateof-the-art structures are mostly in the form of sand pagodas known as chedi sai.

Full Moon Party
When: April 19, May 19 and June 17, 2019
Where: Hat Rin on Ko Pha-ngan Island, Thailand
What’s a vacay really without some beach parties with your friends and loved ones? This summer, gear up for a starry night under the moon lit sky in the Haad Rin Beach in the south of the Koh Phangan Island in Thailand. It will be a night of great music, food and dancing under the sky all night long. The island witnesses close to 30,000 party enthusiasts from across the world every month during the full moon. So gear up for a lit night (quite literally)!

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Special Olympics World Games 2019
When: March 14-21, 2019
Where: Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi is geared up to host the first ever Special Olympics World Games 2019 from 14-21 March 2019. Meet the determined minds in the vibrant, innovative city of Abu Dhabi as 7500 inspiring special Olympics athletes from 129 nations will arrive in the United Arab Emirates to participate in the most unified games ever held.

Abu Dhabi is hosting the most unified World Games in the 50-year history of special Olympics. People with intellectual disabilities will be involved in all the facets of the games, ensuring every spectator, guest and fan benefits from a more inclusive, interactive experience with special Olympics athletes.

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Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahayan, Special Olympics World Games 2019 is an integral part of the local, national and regional plans to expand opportunities for people of determination in line with Abu Dhabi and the UAEfs shared vision of a unified and inclusive society. Special Olympics is a global movement of people creating a new world of inclusion, where every single person is accepted and welcomed, regardless of ability or disability. Today, there are 4.9 million athletes with intellectual disabilities involved in Special Olympics worldwide.

Madeira Carnival
When: Ongoing since February 25 till March 10, 2019
Where: Madeira, Portugal
Madeira Carnival festivities officially begins on the Friday before Lent and only ends on Shrove Tuesday, with the whole island being caught up in the intense and contagious liveliness. The Carnival Festival in Madeira is one of the regionfs liveliest festivals. Funchal City wakes up on the Friday morning to the sound of brass bands and carnival parades bringing their good humour to the whole of the downtown area, which is then continued at night with concerts and shows in the Praca do Municipio for five consecutive days.

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MADEIRA CARNIVAL: Witness the colours of Madeira Carnival and indulge in the site-seeing delights of Portugal.

On Saturday night, itfs time for the great procession of floats to come out into the street. After following their traditional route through the city, they concentrate in the Praca do Municipio, where there is much singing and dancing in a magical atmosphere of music and merrymaking. On the day of the Carnival itself (Shrove Tuesday), Funchal explodes in a great outpouring of merriment. In the afternoon, irreverent merrymakers from all over the world parade in front of the crowd who are in turn infected by this atmosphere of playful caricature . it is time for the popular parade.

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