M and I discovered a local ‘feast’ purely by chance on one of our Italian holidays.
I think it was serendipity, coz since then we search out feasts and festivals and plan our destinations and holidays around them. The experience was that fabbbulllous 🎉 . The bonhomie, music, food and drinks. The story behind the event and the local customs and traditions.
Most of all the amaaazzing vibe all around.
I see it every time and yet am constantly amazed by it. There s zero crowd control needed. Literally. Alchohol flowing all around; thousands of tourists mingling with the locals; and yet absolutely no misbehaviour of any kind. No shoving, no jostling.
Only and only celebration and positivity. Year after year.
It hits you once you realise there s barely any police around. You ll spot just 2 policemen in a 2km stretch. Not needed I guess.. Maybe in part it stems from these festivals being religious ‘feasts’; and in essence being a celebration of family and community.
Whatever the reason, that fantastic vibe of only celebration all around; across age groups, across nationalities; is why we enjoy these festivals so much.