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The World of Dressing Up

We’re all certainly tired of hearing about masks in 2020… There was a time, however, not too long ago, when people were looking forward to wearing them.

Halloween, of course, is one of those times. The beauty of this world, however, is that there are hundreds of different cultures with hundreds of celebrations with colourful and mesmerizing masks and costumes. From the Day of the Dead to Mardi Gras and Pride Parades, let’s have a look at all these astonishing dressed-up people. It’s a lovely reminder that when we are allowed to, we humans certainly know how to have a fun time!

The Sinulog-Santo Niño Festival is an annual cultural and religious festival held in Cebu City
Day of the Dead or Día de los Muertos originated in Mexico but is celebrated across Latin America
Performer at the Goroka Show in the Highlands region of Papua New Guinea for one of the nation’s most famous festivals
Barranquilla’s Carnival in Colombia lasts 4 days and is one of the biggest in the world
Drag Queens celebrating at Chicago’s Pride Parade
The Venice Carnival is famed for its eery masks, lasts 16 nights and is typically at the beginning of February
Theyyam is a ritual form in Kerala, India and the performer is considered as the supreme power while in that state
The holiday of Mardi Gras is celebrated in all of Louisiana, including the city of New Orleans
The Hamer tribe preparing for a Bull Jumping ceremony in the Omo Valley, Ethiopia
Carnival in Bolivia is celebrated throughout the country, but the best action takes place in the highland city of Oruro

If you’re interested in visiting any of these festivals or even one we haven’t listed then please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us either via our Bespoke page or via our email info@untravelledpaths.com.

Written by James Chisnall, Untravelled Paths