200+ Colourful Hot Air Balloons Take Over The Mexican Sky At The Hot Air Balloon Festival! Pics Inside

This year, the Mexican sky is filled with vibrant hot air balloons, thanks to the International Hot Air Balloon Festival, Leon. Take a look!

by Shreya Rathod
200+ Colourful Hot Air Balloons Take Over The Mexican Sky At The Hot Air Balloon Festival! Pics Inside

The lighter-than-air hot air balloon with the little wicker basket not only looks beautiful but offers a stunning view of the city! It is also a tourist attraction as people love to take a ride, especially if they are planning a romantic proposal. Around the world, several festivals are organised, and one of them is the International Hot Air Balloon Festival in Leon (Mexico).

International Hot Air Balloon Festival In Mexico

The city of León, Guanajuato, hosted a four-day celebration that saw more than 200 hot air balloons fill the sky. There were participants from 23 different countries. Some balloons were given unique shapes like unicorns, dinosaurs, elephants and popular characters like SpongeBob. This festival in Leon is also a national holiday and the first flight of hot air balloons. The first hot air balloon flight took off from the state of Guanajuato and ended in Rio Verde in 1842.

Take a look at the beautiful hot air balloon decorating the Mexican sky:

A user (@MajaPorter) posted some pics and a video of his hot air balloon ride and captured the beautiful skyline filled with balloons.

Another user shared a pic of the lighting up of these balloons at the Leon festival.

A user shared the drone video of these hot air balloons flying over the Teotihuacán Pyramids and they look magnificent.

Another user shared the panoramic view of the hot air balloons in Mexico.

Earlier, in 2021, the Indian Embassy in Mexico shared some pics of a Tamil Nadu hot air balloon which was stunning and had “Incredible India” written on it. Even last year, there were 200 vibrant hot air balloons in the sky!

Here are some of the pics from this year’s festival.

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Other Countries Which Organise These Festivals

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1. Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

An annual hot air balloon celebration called the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is held in early October in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Over 500 hot air balloons participate in the annual Balloon Fiesta, a nine-day event that takes place during the first full week of October. This is a significant increase from the event’s original 13 balloons in 1972.

2. Bluegrass Balloon Festival

Formerly known as the Adam Matthews Balloon Festival, the Bluegrass Balloon Festival was the biggest hot air balloon festival in Kentucky and the sixth largest in the US. It was hosted yearly in late September at Louisville, Kentucky’s Bowman Field from 1999 until 2009. Up to 100 hot air balloons competed in two evening balloon glows and three early morning balloon races during the festival.

3. Saxonia International Balloon Fiesta

The third-largest hot-air balloon festival in Europe is called the Saxonia International Balloon Fiesta. Every year, the event, which takes place in Leipzig, Germany at the end of July, draws in more than 100,000 spectators. The City of Leipzig is a co-partner of the local marketing agency that organises the Fiesta.

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