Are you sick of traveling the same boring places with your family? If this is the case, then ditch them, because these amazing world festivals brings you a few of the hottest destinations to visit around the world. Whether you’re heading down south or staying just a little more local, these amazing festivals around the world has a bit of something for everyone!
We only live once, have fun and enjoy life to the fullest, so add this into your bucket list of places to travel and experience these amazing festivals from around the world.
1. Lantern Festival in Asia
The Lantern Festival has been celebrated since ancient times on the fifteenth day of the first month within the lunisolar calendar. Those of Chinese and Vietnamese origin descend on temples, with thousands of lanterns embellished with complicated yet stunning designs.
At the end of the night, the lanterns fly away in an impressive spectacle which symbolizes letting go of your past self.
Lantern Festival — Pingxi, Taiwan
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Lantern Festival – Thailand
2. Boomtown Fair Festival
BoomTown Fair is a UK festival that takes place in August. It showcase four days of live music and art event that provides an array of fringe comedy and theater.
3. Holi Festival of Colors
Holi Festival of Colors – is a spring festival also known as the festival of colours or the festival of love, which is celebrated originally in India and other Hindu countries.
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4. Vivid Sydney Festival
This is held annually during winter, the centerpiece of Vivid Sydney Festival is the multimedia interactive light sculptures and building projections that transforms buildings into a canvas of art.
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5. Winter Light Festival – Kuwana City, Japan
With over 7 million LED lights, the Nabana No Sato botanical garden celebrates winter in amazing style. Most of the park is powered by using batteries charged with solar panels throughout the day, minimizing the impact of the celebrations on the environment.
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6. La Tomatina – Buñol, Spain
Latomatina – Worlds largest food fight. Legend has it that tomato throwing started out in 1945 when locals pelted the vegetables at tough woodland creatures and missed, which in result hitting each other. Now, in August, 20,000 revellers throw more than 150,000 tomatoes at each other in a single day.
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7. Albuquerque International Balloon Festival – USA
The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is an annual festival of hot air balloons that takes place in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA during early October. The Balloon Fiesta is a 9 day event, and has around 750 air balloons. The event is the largest hot air balloon festival in the world.
8. The Sapporo Snow Festival – Japan
The Sapporo Snow Festival, one of Japan’s largest winter events which attracts a growing number of visitors from Japan and abroad every year. For seven days in February, Sapporo is turned into a winter dreamland of crystal-like ice and white snow.
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9. White Nights Festival – Saint Petersburg, Russia
The White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia is an annual international arts festival during the season of the midnight sun. The White Nights Festival consists of a series of classical ballet, opera and music events and includes performances by Russian dancers, singers, musicians and actors, as well as famous international guest stars.
The Scarlet Sails celebration is the culmination of the White Nights season, the largest public event anywhere in Russia with the annual estimated attendance about one million people, most of whom are students from thousands of schools and colleges, both local and international.
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10. International Sand Sculpture Festival – Portugal
The International Sand Sculpture Festival is described as the largest sand sculpture event in the world,and is held in Pêra, Algarve, Portugal annually since 2003. Each year about 60 artists use 35000 tons of sand to create 50 works of art. The exhibition is also open in the evenings with atmospheric lighting.
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11. Burning Man – Nevada, USA
Burning Man is a week-long annual event held in the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada, in the United States. The event begins on the last Monday in August, and ends on the first Monday in September, which coincides with the American Labor Day holiday.
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12. Oktoberfest – Munich, Germany
Oktoberfest is the world‘s greatest beer festival held every year in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. It’s a 16-day festival running from late September to the first weekend in October with more than 6 million people from all over the world attending the event yearly. The event is all about beer, beer and more beer.
Think about being surrounded by those traditional large glasses of beer and serving them are the gorgeous and beautiful waitresses. Its a party well endowed!
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13. Boryeong Mud Festival – South Korea
A South Korea cosmetics firm developed a line of beauty products which featured mud from the Boryeong mud flats as a main ingredient. Because the company could not be bothered to invest in commercials, the Boryeong Mud Festival was born so possible customers might feel the benefits of the special mud firsthand.
When you attend and get bored of the mud slides, mud prison, mud pools, and mud skiing, you can enjoy live music, acupuncture, and the festival‘s culminating fireworks display.
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14. The Rio de Janeiro Carnival – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro is a world famous festival held before Lent every year and regarded as the biggest carnival on this planet with two million people per day on the streets. The first festivals of Rio date back to 1723.
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15. Harbin Ice and Snow Festival – Harbin, China
The annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival is an annual winter festival that takes place in Harbin, Heilongjiang, China, and is the biggest ice and snow festival in the world.
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