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Best Festivals From Around The World

Oktoberfest has just come to an end and it inspired us to talk about some of the best non-music festivals from all around the globe. So if you’re wondering where to go this year, maybe this list will inspire you!

 

Oktoberfest

We had to start with the most famous Volksfest (beer festival) in the World!

Held each year in Munich, Germany, it lasts for approximately 16-18 days. This folk festival starts at the end of September and ends on the first week of October (hence the name).

Each year millions of people from all around the World attend the event. While it is a beer festival, so drinking obviously plays the main part, the other attractions like games and amusement rides make for overall very fun experience.

A must-see, not only for the beer lovers.

 

Holi

This Hindu Spring festival is a holiday of joy, also known as the festival of colours. Celebrated on the full moon day between February and March it takes place mainly in India and Nepal, although in the recent years its parts spread to Europe and Northern America.

What makes Holi so special are the colorful paints thrown at everyone taking a part in it. Not only is it incredibly fun but also absolutely beautiful!

 

Rio Carnival

This festival, held each year in the capital of Brasil is the biggest carnival in the world, with about 2 million people celebrating on the streets of Rio each year.

The parades are filled with colorful floats and adornemnts many samba schools from the city.

It is wonderfully loud and colorful, with people in amazing outfits dancing and enjoying life! It is very well known all arolund the globe as one of the most fun experiences for anyone attending (or even observing!). If you want to have fun and dance your night away, the Rio Carnival is simply the perfect occasion to do it!

 

Chinese New Year

Also known as the Spring Festival it is held at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar.  The first day of the New Year falls on the new moon between 21 January and 20 February and the last day of the festival is on the 15th day of the first calendar month and it is the wonderful Lantern Festival.

The celebrations vary depending on the region, but traditionally the Eve of the New Years is a time for families to gather during the reunion dinner, while during the Lantern Festival  families walk the street carrying lighted lanterns.

The whole celebaration is full of traditions as well as delicious food and many activities.

 

Dia de Los Muertos

The oldest religious holiday in Mexico it celebrates the afterlife of the family members as well as family ties. It takes place on the November 2nd, and its Eve on November 1st.

It has a very joyfull form, because people instead of mourning choose to be happy and celebrate life.

There are plenty traditions connected with the holiday, such as building private alters, honoring the deceased using their favorite foods and sugar skulls and visting graves.

It is definitaly a wonderful time when families get together to commemorate their loved ones.

 

La Tomatina

Celebrated in the Spanish city of Buñol it is one of the craziest festivals in the World. It takes place on the last Wednesday of August as the main part of the week-long fiesta.

What exactly is Tomatina? It is a huge battle where the weapon are tomatoes! Sounds fun? Well, it is. The town prepares for days before the celebrations, covering walls and doors as well as collecting all of the tomatoes necessary.

We can honestly say that the Tomatina is the most wonderful and fun madness!

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