Festivals are one of the most popular ways to experience different cultures around the world. Every destination has it's own unique festival, with visitors traveling from near and far for film festivals, music festivals, food, and more. Each of these festivals has its own history, from brand new music festivals to traditions that have been going on for generations. There's more than one reason to celebrate so let's go on a journey and experience a different side of international cultures through their festivals. See how the world celebrates the arts, seasons, music, food, anniversaries, fashion or what makes their region unique. Koningsdag means "King's Day" and is a national holiday commemorating the birthday of King Willem-Alexander, the current monarch of the Netherlands, every April 27th. Before the reign of the King, it was called Koninginnedag or Queen's Day because the previous monarchs were women. Outside Lands. Located in San Francisco has been held at Golden Gate Park since its first edition in 2008. Semana Santa or Holy Week,held the last week of Lenten Season and is popular for the reenactment of the Passion of the Christ which happens on Good Friday. The Edinburgh Festival is a collective term for the many festivals going on in the Scottish capital, facilitated by various organizers unrelated to each other but all dedicated to the arts and culture.