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Top 10 Festivals Worldwide
Top Cultural Festivals Worldwide
Global festivals that people are aware of are something that occur only in few parts of the world. here are an example of top 10 festivals worldwide that you can also participate and be part of the local culture as well. These customs and traditions have dramatically changed by time. However, they are still fun activities for passing time as well as having great trip experience in these festivals around the world.
Fiesta of San Fermin in Pamplona city located North of Spain
If you like adrenaline rush in your system, then you need to participate in fiesta of San Fermin city of Pamplona. Other than watching the bulls chasing people, you can join the parade of the dancing mannequins. Also, there is “The Roar” where people make make a lot of noise together with drums and whistles in front of council office. Furthermore, for 7 nights night straight you can enjoy big firework shows. This fiesta isn’t for people who are too afraid since there will be bullfights during the festival. Therefore, make sure you good footwear with you to avoid danger.
Loy Krathong & Yee Peng Lantern Festivals in Thailand
Lantern Festivals are one of more dreamy like festivals worldwide which takes place at night hours. During Loy Krathong, in Thailand in November, the rivers light up when many small lanterns float over the rivers. It’s a mesmerizing sight only matched by the Yee Peng Lantern Festival, when thousands of lanterns fly to the night sky.
The Carnival of Venice in Italy
The Carnival of Venice is the most elegant and most sophisticated among other global festivals. It is 14 days celebration of glamor. You will see many stunning masks over the period of the festival. It’s a fantastic scene that you really cannot miss it.
The Carnival in Rio de Janeiro in Brasil
Brasil is home to many festivals worldwide and most of the are about samba. You can enjoy the biggest Samba dance marathon ever in the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. The massive floats and decorations here are a sight to see. Also, a different themed ball is happening every night of the festival. Therefore, make sure to bring your mask with you when attending the celebration.
Holi Taking Place Across India
Holi is one of the more colorful festivals around the world. At Holi, You will get some potent alcoholic drinks to make sure you are in the right mood for the fun which lasts a night and the following day. Here you will get soaked with water first then multi-colored Holi powder will be all over the place. Make sure to come prepared with lots of powder to give you and edge in the crowd.
Burning Man Festival on Black Rock Desert in Nevada in US
When you’re here, it feels like you are in a movie shooting scene. The Burning Man Festival is happening in the heart of the Black Rock Desert. The event lasts for 9 days and it is one of the biggest open-air art exhibition in the world.
La Tomatina Happening in The Town of Buñol in Spain
La Tomatina is one of those uneasy global festivals that you are guaranteed to get messy in it. Here you will take part in the biggest ketchup making session that occurs anywhere worldwide. You won’t need to put your best clothes on here. In fact, the older your clothes are the better since they will get plastered with tomato the entire day. At the end, the streets will look like a tomato soup and so will you.
Oktoberfest in Munich in Bavaria in Germany
One of the most well known drinking festivals worldwide is Oktoberfest which takes place in Munich in Bavaria state of Germany. This celebration starts starts in September and goes on for 18 straight days. You will get 18 days of beer tents which attracts 6 million people yearly.
St Patrick’s Day Taking Place in Ireland and USA
Whether you’re in New York or Dublin on the March 17th, you’ll be definitely an amazing time in one of most recognized festivals worldwide for drinking beer on St Patrick’s Day. You’ll need to be dressed from head to toe in green color and have your face painted too otherwise you’ll be left out. Also, don’t forget to learn the Irish word for cheers, sláinte. Here, it’s guaranteed that you will drink a lot
Mardi Gras in Louisiana in the USA
When Mardi Gras comes to the streets of New Orleans for 14 days it’s the carnival to compete with all carnivals. Be sure to wear your best fancy dress costumes because Mardi Gras is all about attire. Be as wild and extravagant as you can be to have fun. There’s only one rule at Mardi Gras and that’s party until you can’t no more.
After visiting these festivals worldwide, if you feel more adventurous, try checking out the most dangerous tourist attractions in the world. These attraction are not for weak hearted and can give you huge adrenaline rush while trying them.