February is dull and dreary in Kentucky. There’s not a damn thing to do, even if the weather is decent. So I’m forced to armchair travel to far-off places with exciting and inspirational activities. Like the Tapati Festival in Chile, where the people of Easter Island honor their ancestors and cultural traditions with music, art, and sports. Such as the Haka Pei, where competitors race down a long, steep hill on a sled made of banana trunks. It looks as dangerous for the spectators as the participants.
The less thrilling but beautiful Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival of Taiwan.
And the colorful Chiang Mai Flower Festival of Thailand with its parade of elaborate floats.
I’ve gotta live vicariously through you until spring, Deadsplinters. Tell me about any fun winter events in your area.