10 most amazing festivals around the world
Who doesn’t like a bit of festivities! And that is the beauty of it all. Every festival around the world has its own charm and ritual – some are culturally rich while some are full of action! But, you will agree that all of them are FUN to be at.
If you are planning a trip around the world, then here are a few cool festivals you could check out!
Snow & Ice Festival — Harbin, China
The Harbin festival is the largest snow and ice festival in the world, and it features carvings towering over 20 feet in height and full-size buildings made from gigantic blocks of ice.
Carnevale — Venice, Italy
Carnevale, or “Carnival,” has been a Venice tradition since the 13th century. People flock from all over the world to participate in the masked celebrations, arguably making it one of the best parties on Earth.
La Tomatina — Buñol, Spain
As crazy as it may seem, this festival is held every year purely for fun, meaning it isn’t tied to any ancient traditions. In 1945 a few locals began throwing fruits and vegetables during a parade — and ever since then the tomato-throwing festival has continued on.
Carnaval — Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Much like Mardi Gras in New Orleans and Carnevale in Venice, Canaval is a nonstop party, just with special addition of Brazilian flair. It’s filled with samba music, colorful costumes, and giant parades.
Running of the Bulls — Pamplona, Spain
Let’s be real — who doesn’t like watching people make fools of themselves? The Running of the Bulls is a time-honored Spanish tradition, which is such to raise your adrenaline levels, whether you’re running or watching.
Lantern Festival — Pingxi, Taiwan
Watch the sky light up during one of the world’s largest lantern festivals. If you’re looking for a little magic, there is nothing more surreal than a sky ablaze with thousands of floating lanterns.
Kirpinar Oil Wrestling Tournament — Erdine, Turkey
Strong men wrestling while covered in oil. There is literally nothing else to say.
Holi — Celebrated by Hindus Around the World
Holi, the Indian festival of colours is one of the most awaited festivals in India. the idea behind this is to welcome spring with a plethora of colours. It takes palces all over the city or town and is free for all to participate in. Just remember to bring your colours.
Albuquerque International Balloon Festival — Albuquerque, N.M.
The Albuquerque International Balloon Festival is the largest gathering of hot air balloons in the world. Essentially it’s like Up — but better.
Songkran Water Festival — Chiang Mai, Thailand
This is the water fight of your dreams, so back up your Super Soakers, water balloons, and water bottles and head to Thailand for a wet and wild adventure.