Friday, May 10, 2013

Festivals That Require A Waterproof Camera

Now that I have a waterproof camera, which has survived Songkran Festival, I've been thinking to bring it to attend other festivals that require a waterproof/shockproof/dustproof quality. While no tickets have been bought (I will need to take a break from holiday as I've spent various currencies last month, from Indonesian Rupiah to Malaysian Ringgit to Thailand Baht to Cambodian Riel to US Dollar. I don't regret a single dime, though, the traveling experience is priceless) and these are just wishful thinking, one can always hope someone from Pentax would read the post and help make this girl's dreams come true. Ha!

Here they are, in no particular order... 

Holi Festival in India


Known as Festival of Colors, Holi Festival celebrates the beginning of spring (just like Songkran), usually in February or March. During the event, participants hold bonfire and throw colored powder or colored water at each other.

Clean Monday in Galaxidi, Greece


Despite the name, the festival that marks the end of carnival season and the start of 40-day Greek Orthodox Lent period is not clean. Revelers fling pounds of starch to each other during this day-long flour fight. Locals usually cover buildings with tarp as the stains do not come off easily. This festival may not involve liquid, but of course you'll need to wash the dust off your camera.

La Tomatina Festival in Bunol, Spain

This is what waterproof camera is for :). Source

The festival is held on the last Wednesday of August in Bunol, Valencia.  While it is an event that sees tomatoes go to waste (I like tomatoes!), it is a good place to give a new purpose to an old T-shirt. Also, I can visit my friend Santiago and his family in Madrid (Bunol is only four hours by train from Spain's capital).

Boryeong Mud Festival in Seoul, South Korea


Established in 1998, the festival was initially staged to promote Boryeong mud-based cosmetics. The festival takes place over a period of two weeks, with the final weekend usually falls on the second weekend of July. There will be mud pool, mud slides and mud skiing competition.

If you have a waterproof camera, what kind of festival you will attend?

Have a fantastic weekend :)

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