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10 Famous Festivals Around The World To Celebrate The Life In You


Have you ever had the urge to dance in a moonlight party? Or see thousands of tomato going from one direction to another? Not enough, how about burning everything down? Doing something out of the box is always exciting but it becomes a beautiful memory when you do it travelling.

Travelling the world is all about fun and thrilling adventures you embark on and the new encounters you have as you discover foreign landscapes and cultures. Moreover, festivals are a great way to have a fantastic time with others while tangibly engaging with local customs. Not to mention it’s an incredibly comfortable, fun way to spice up your sightseeing plans.

Whether celebrating ancient revered traditions or just being wacky for the sheer joy of it, these yearly festivals are great reasons to travel or play hooky from work. From Spain’s La Tomatina festival to Rio’s famous Carnival, celebrations of electric chaos pulsates with community spirit, and you’ll be hard pressed not to get caught up in the festivities!

Shake off your conventions, pack your bags, set your senses on overload and get ready for one helluva of time with our top 10 festivals around the world.

Burning Man, USA

10 Famous Festivals Around The World To Celebrate The Life In You-1 Burning Man is the world’s biggest music festival that was never meant to be a music festival at all. The yearly event started out as a small hippie celebration of fire on Baker Beach in San Francisco in 1986—now, two decades after it moved to Nevada desert that people refer to as Black Rock City. It takes its name from the ritual burning of a giant wooden effigy, which is set alight on the final evening. Moreover, it hosts over 70,000 people each August for a celebration of art, music, occasional nudity, lots of dust and radical self-reliance. It is an event where humans go to shed themselves of the conventions of society. If you are someone who wants to escape the ordinary and party 24/7, then head to the deserts of Nevada for the good times and one a kind experience.

**Date: 25 Aug 2019 – 2 Sep 2019**

Place: Nevada

La Tomatina Festival, Spain

10 Famous Festivals Around The World To Celebrate The Life In You-2 If you have seen Bollywood Blockbuster Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, you probably know we are talking about the festival where tomato juice paints the streets of Bunol in red. Situated around 40 km from Valencia, Bunol is a small beautiful town where this festival is celebrated on the last Wednesday of August every year. For one hour of wholly controlled chaos, participants launch tomatoes in every corner and cranny of designated “Tomatina zones” and enjoy this one of a kind experience. Although the tomato throwing festival doesn't last long, the week preceding La Tomatina has become an epic week-long fiesta of great music, fabulous food and loads of fun. Sounds good? Well, few things are even better when felt!

Date: 28 August 2019

Place: Bunol

Sky Lantern Festival, Taiwan

10 Famous Festivals Around The World To Celebrate The Life In You-3 Once a system to notify villagers that the bandits had left the building, The Sky lantern festival in Pingxi Taiwan has now grown to symbolise the collective hopes and dreams for the New year. Scribbling the innermost desires onto paper on silk lanterns, participants send them off to be embraced by the night sky. With over 75,000 in attendance, the Pingxi Lantern Festival is renowned as the most recognised Lantern Festival celebration throughout Asia. It is indeed a visual bonanza. A surreal experience of aspirations and hopes manifested. And, if you are someone who loved the picture, we're sure you might want to light up a lantern and send it up for good measure!

Date: 19 Feb 2019

Place: Pingxi District, New Taipei City

Rio Carnival, Brazil

10 Famous Festivals Around The World To Celebrate The Life In You-4 It is impossible to think of Rio and not dream of attending the famous Rio Festival. What makes it so amazing? With renowned samba dancing, pulsating music, colorful, eye-catching costumes, magnificent float displays and electrifying energy, Rio turns from a city into a celebration venue. This mammoth event's origins are in ancient Greek celebrations honouring the god of wine, Dionysus. Later, it was modified by the Romans to praise two of their own gods. Drawing over two million people every day, Rio carnival has earned its name in the one the best festivals in the world. If you want to experience the best of it, then get a seat at the Samba Drome and enjoy the ringside view of the action or dress up and hit one of the many street parties. You are sure to have the best moments of your life.

Date: 2 to 9 March 2019

Place: Rio

Carnival Of Venice, Italy

10 Famous Festivals Around The World To Celebrate The Life In You-5 Are you looking for the biggest masquerade revelry? What could be better than the Carnival of Venice? Of course, nothing. Started as a celebration of victory in 1162, this festival now boasts grand balls, classical music concerts, pub-crawls, cruise parties, parades, and fireworks across the city. Held annually, this colorful fiesta is famous for its elaborate masks and masquerade balls.

One can witness this scenic city come alive with masked partygoers, traditional Venetian wear and extravagant costumes, thronging the Grand Canal and St. Mark’s Square; where this carnival is best experienced. This magnificent celebration continues for two weeks, ending with the ‘La Maschera Piu Bella’ or the best mask contest.

Date: 16 Feb to 9 Mar 2019

Place: Venice

Harbin International Snow & Ice Festival, China

10 Famous Festivals Around The World To Celebrate The Life In You-6 Want to visit a real-life winter wonderland, complete with its own ice castle? Well, you don't have to go too far for it. The Harbin International Snow and Ice Festival, famous for its gigantic illuminated ice sculptures takes place in the capital of Heilongjiang Province, Harbin in northern China. The festival is a combination of various themed zones. Although, the spotlight of this one of a kind festival is the Harbin Ice and Snow World, which features up to 180,000 cubic meters of ice and covers more than 750,000 square meters. Yes, that's massive and beautiful at the same time. Sculptors come from all over the globe to take part and compete in it. The most remarkable thing about the event is that Harbin's Songhua River sources the ice. If you want to see the beauty of festival at its zenith, then go in the night when sculptures are illuminated with LED lights. They look magical!

Date: Dec 20, 2018 - 28 Feb, 2019

Place: Harbin

Oktoberfest, Germany

10 Famous Festivals Around The World To Celebrate The Life In You-7 With its origin dating back to 1810 when a German crown married his princess, the whole town of Bavaria, Munich was served the best buffet and drinks as a part of the celebration. Everyone had so much fun that they decided to repeat the festivities the next year and the year after that. Hence, Oktoberfest was born. And now when most people think of October, they think of the chilly weather, pumpkins and of course, Oktoberfest. It is the world's largest beer festival which goes on for 16 days from late September to the first weekend in October. Over 6 million people from around the globe attend the event every year. The event is all about beer, beer and only beer. Imagine being surrounded by those traditional huge glasses of beer and serving them are the beautiful and sensational waitresses. Well, its a party well endowed!

**Date: 19 Sep 2019 – 20 Sep 2019**

Place: Munich

Full Moon Party, Thailand

10 Famous Festivals Around The World To Celebrate The Life In You-8 Home to the Full Moon Party, Haad Run Beach is hosts around 5000 party animals who prefer the full moon and stars to be over their head rather than the disco lights. It is Koh Phangan's nightlife capital as it has the most prominent junction of beach clubs that altogether frame the mindblowing party. This 'Traveller Get Together' is the most beautiful party you will ever attend as you enjoy the moonlight and pumping beats until the horizon knocks. Although the crowd is full of energy, but there are also some highly talented DJ's that have their own way of making the crowds dance to the beats all night. It's a party like no other. Eat Sleep Rave Repeat comes to life here. So, if you're a party animal looking for the musical mayhem, this is your place to be!

Date: Every Full Moon

Place: Haad Rin Beach, Koh Phangan

Dia De Los Muertos, Mexico

10 Famous Festivals Around The World To Celebrate The Life In You-9 A festival to honour the deceased, also known as the Day of the Dead, Dia De Los Muertos is celebrated throughout Mexico. You can see the friends and family of the departed making private altars and decorating them with sugar skulls, candles, marigolds and the favourite foods and beverages of the deceased. Not all the places in Mexico do it the same way, at some place cleaning of tombs is done, while others engage in musical and theatrical performances, parties in the cemeteries and also visiting the grave with offerings and gifts. Well, it doesn't end here, some cemeteries host altar and costume contests, and art and craft vendors to add to the festivities. This public holiday is considered unique among world festivals, for its lively way of celebrating the dead.

Date: 2 Nov 2019

Place: Celebrated throughout Mexico

Boryeong Mud Festival, South Korea

10 Famous Festivals Around The World To Celebrate The Life In You-10 Debuting in 1998 with the concept to provide PR for numerous cosmetics created using the nutrient-rich mud, The Boryeong Mud Festival quickly became Korea's most popular summer fiesta. Now, it is just a great excuse to get down, dirty and of course have some fun. Celebrated in the coastal town of Boryeong, thousands of festival-goers get together at Darcheon Beach to enjoy the rocking live music, bathe in the nutrient-rich mud and try some mud related beauty products as well as services.

You can immerse yourself in nutrient-rich mud at the mud pool, enjoy the mudslide or embrace your artistic side by body painting with coloured mud, make your own mud soaps and challenge yourself on the mud maze obstacle-course. This one of a kind festival deserves to be in your bucket list.

Date: 12 to 21 July 2019

Place: Boryeong

The only phobia of these festivals is having too much fun. Well, in that case, start checking off that bucket list and make memories which you can't get off your mind.
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