Top Festivals Around the World in May
Hamamatsu, Japan: 3rd- 5th May 2018 (3rd-5th May 2019) Over the huge sand dunes of Nakatajima, more than 100 kites are flown until – the sound of a trumpet – the kite fliers compete to cut each other’s strings and bring the other kites down. Then by night, decorated floats parade through Hamamatsu’s city centre. Find out more.
Cinco de Mayo
Puebla City, Mexico:5th May 2018 (5th May 2019) Cinco de Mayo (5 May in Spanish) is mostly celebrated in the Puebla region of Mexico as this is the site of the battle. Here, re-enactments, as well as floats, mariachis and margarita, fuelled locals, keep the famous festival going into the night. Find out more.Cheung Chau Bun Festival
Cheung Chau Island, Hong Kong 19th -23rd May 2018 (12th-16th may 2019) Just a short ferry ride away from Hong Kong city, Cheung Chau Island is the setting for this boisterous annual celebration, with most of the events taking place at Pak Tai Temple as the most important religious site on the island. Over the week that coincides with Buddha’s birthday, bun-covered bamboo towers are erected, with lion dances, colourful parades in which participants dress as folkloric characters, and the festival’s main event, a bun scrambling competition. Find out more.
Barcelona, Spain 28th May - 3rd June 2018(2019 TBA) The early-summer festival based in Barcelona, an event that finds room for everything from indie to R&B to experimental techno, and all while delivering an impressive line up of each one with acts such as Lorde, Björk and the Arctic Monkeys. Find out more.