Types of Festivals That You May Not Have Heard

Types of Festivals That You May Not Have Heard

You never heard about these types of festival. In this post, You will get details about that.

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Festivals are non-discriminatory part of humans. They bring enjoyment, relaxation and helps bringing people together. There are several types of festivals out of which religious ones are the oldest ones. Urbanization and civilization have invented many types of festivals so far.

Among all of them, religious festivals gather majority of people where you won't find any age restriction. Hereby we come together to meet our religions. Festivals play an important role towards the development of society while bringing people from economic background together. Apart from that, festivals supply employment to a vast community.

When there were no instruments and gadgets like we have now, festivals have been an amazing source of entertainment. People used to come together and inception of cultural dance occurred. Religious festivals including Diwali, Christmas, Eid etc. have really created a remarkable impact on the world. Here are various types of festivals to know about.

Types of Festivals

1. Religious Festivals

Religious Festivals

As we discussed earlier, people celebrate such sort of festivals based on their tradition. The event day comprises a signification history over the past which is the reason behind its celebration. This can be further categorized based on cast. Ramadan, Diwali, Poonai, Lunar New Year, Paryushan, Navaratri etc. are popular religious festivals of the world.

2. Comedy Festival

Comedy Festival

The name itself indicates laughing. Laughing is known as the best form of therapy. Comedians are gaining celebrity status by hosting comedy shows nowadays. People around the world arrive at the comedy festivals where popular comedians will be hosting the show. Big Pine, Great Plains, Xanthi, Moontower comedy festival are a few examples of such kind of festivals.

3. Music Festival

Music Festival

Who don't love dancing on the beat of music? That's what exactly it stands for. People, mostly youngsters, gather at pre-decided venue where well-known bands will be hosting the large crowd. Camping is another unique experience to feel throughout such music festivals. Tomorrowland, Ultra, Sunburn, Download festival are the best examples of this genre.

4. Food Festival

Food Festival

Similar to music festivals, food festivals are annual festivals. These are kind of emerging festivals which can't be found within majority of countries. Various competitions along with live food presentation will be accommodated inside such food festivals. Taste festival, Warners Bay Beer Festival, Thapar Food Festival, Mistura are similar festivals.

5. Film Festival

Film Festival

It is basically representation of selected films at screening venues. Based on genre and filmmaking speciality, distribution of awards also happens at the place. These are generally annual events with incorporation of short films. Venice, Toronto International Film Festival, Woodstock Film Festival, Sundance film festival are quite famous ones.

The list of types of festivals doesn't end here. There exist language festival, mela festival, winter festival, fire festival, harvest festival, peanut festival, gaming festival, cultural festival, science festival and many more.

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7 Ways Baseball Is A Whole Lot Like Life

America's pastime can teach us more than we'll ever know.

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Having spent every summer growing up at some baseball or softball field, and somehow not being able to get away from them even when I went off to college, I learned a thing or two from the game. It turns out, the game of baseball isn't too different from the game of life. Yogi Berra once said, "Baseball is 90 percent mental." Sometimes in baseball, a great coach makes all the difference. Similarly, certain people in our lives are there to teach us right from wrong, lead us down the right paths, and inspire us to follow our dreams, even when we don't think they're in reach. I would venture to say that life, too, is 90 percent mental.

1. You've got to wait on your pitch

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Sometimes, we step up to the plate expecting to hit one out of the park, but the ball never comes right where we want it to. In life, we make decisions based on what is best for us now and what is best for our future. In a baseball game and in life, we might strike out because the ball never came straight down the pipe for us, but sometimes we strike out because we don't know what's right in front of us until it's already passed.

2. If there are two outs and the ball is close, swing

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Contrary to what #1 explains, sometimes in life, we have to be willing to take a leap of faith. There are some things we will never understand in life unless we just try, and if we fail, we fail. You either hit or you miss, no ifs, ands, or buts. Even though it might scare us, if the opportunity arises to take the chance, there's nothing wrong with taking it. Having the courage to take risks is something the most successful people in the world had to master before they got where they are today.

3. Your idea of a strike zone may not be the same as everyone else's

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We can plan out our life step by step and know that everything will fall into place, but nine times out of ten, something will go wrong. In baseball, an umpire may call a strike for a pitch that was at the batter's knees but calls the same pitch a ball for the next batter. No, it's not fair, but it's life.

4. Life can take a bad hop when we least expect it

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In baseball, infielders may be expecting a smooth ground ball that rolls right into their glove. That's not always the case. A ball can take a bad hop at any moment and any decent baseball player knows to learn how to play the hops, similarly to how any decent human being knows to expect bumps in the road. How we recover from the bumps in the road says a lot about us. We can feel sorry for ourselves if we miss an opportunity, or we can pick ourselves up and keep on playing the game.

5. Celebrate with the ones who helped you get where you are

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You know how when a baseball player hits a home run and the whole team runs out of the dugout to give him a big, warm welcome when he crosses home plate? I'm not saying to that extreme (or maybe to that extreme), but we should celebrate our friends', coworkers', family's, and teammate's accomplishments. There is no better feeling than being able to celebrate an accomplishment with the people who made it possible to reach that accomplishment in the first place.

6. Home runs don't always win games

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As exciting as a home run is, sometimes it's just not enough. The whole team can rally behind you and you can try to hardest to pull out the win, but it doesn't always work like that. We don't always get our way in life, but it sure is nice when we do. But, when we don't, it never hurts to work that much harder even when the odds are stacked against us.

7. You will never make it to the top if you aren't willing to put in the work

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Everybody wants to be the best but not everybody is willing to put in the work it requires. Home run hitters don't become home run hitters overnight. Baseball players notorious for stealing bases don't just take off and hope for the best. And, when catchers make the throw from home plate to second base, they have to trust themselves to get the ball where it needs to go. Some of the best baseball players in history will say the same thing: they worked hard when nobody else wanted to. They were willing to put in the extra hours because they saw their full potential. Nothing is free in this life and if we want something, we have to (and we should) work for it. When we build ourselves up to succeed, we begin to trust ourselves to take chances and our whole team, family, or our friends or coworkers benefit.

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