The Sapporo Snow Festival was held from February 5 to 11 in Japan. More than two million spectators had been expected at the festival. The first Snow Festival was held in 1950 with some high school students constructing 6 snow statues. This year, they had more than 200 snow and ice sculptures at the festival. Some of the popular attractions were sculptures of Darth Vader and storm troopers from Star Wars films. Another was of the famous Japanese shrine called Kasuga Taisha. There was also a sculpture of the Japanese cartoon character Anpanman.
A fun festival is going on in Manila, the capital of the Philippines. It is called the Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta and is also known as A Weekend of Everything that Flies (image). It is an annual festival. You can spot some interesting objects in the skyfloating around, such as a massive sunflower and a giant boot.
You can watch a video about the Snow Festival here.
Image Credits: http://www.snowfes.com/ for the logo of the Snow Festival, http://www.philballoonfest.net/ for the Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta’s image
Sources: http://www.snowfes.com/, http://www.cnn.com/, http://www.philballoonfest.net/