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15 Amazing Festivals Around The World

No matter what your favorite food or music is, there will definitely be a festival to celebrate. There are craft festivals, food festivals, alcohol festivals, seasonal festivals, and other unique events such as the Fainting Goat Festival in Tennessee, the Mud Festival in South Korea, and the Underwater Music Festival in Florida. No matter which festival you choose, you can be sure to find bright colors, a good atmosphere, great food, lots of good music and lots of happy, happy people.

Some festivals are only known locally, while others are world-famous. We looked around the world to find the most amazing festival experiences that different countries have to offer. You will definitely know some of them, while others will hear you for the first time. We hope to inspire your travel plans and open your eyes to the diverse entertainment options available in cities in our area. So let's start.

15
Exit Festival - Novi Sad, Serbia


The exit festival in northern Serbia in a city belongs to Novi Sad in the early 2000s celebrated his being as a protest against the power of the powerful political party. Now, after almost 20 years, Exit is one of the best music festivals you can visit in Europe.

As it takes place in a medieval fortress in Petrovaradin, it is one of the most interesting places for a big music festival. Every year it attracts more and more satisfied visitors and with its unique location, you can only imagine walking through medieval tunnels while dancing to your favorite beats.

14
Pingxi Lantern Festival - Taiwan


According to legend, the Pingxi Lantern Festival originated from the Three Kingdoms period when a Chinese statesman created lanterns to send military signals. This practice spread to villagers who wanted to let their families know that they were safe by sending lanterns to the sky. Fast forward to today

The Pingxi Lantern Festival, which takes place on the last day of the lunar new year, is one of the brightest, happiest and heartwarming festivals you can visit. Illuminated lanterns are released into the sky and look like the stars have just come to earth. If you have a chance to release a lantern, make a wish and let it fly with the stars.

13
Tomorrowland – Boom, Belgium


One of the largest and most famous music festivals in Europe is Tomorrowland, and it definitely justifies its popularity as Belgium's jewel. This EDM festival is unique. With world-famous DJs, more than fifteen stages and an exceptional venue with huge disco balls, industrial sculptures and lots of confetti, Tomorrowland is a festival you want to experience. Tomorrowland offers a lot of fun, remarkable music, and a world-class atmosphere.

12
Up Helly Aa Feuerfest - Lerwick, Schottland


I hope you will be free on the last Tuesday of January next year because you will not want to miss this old traditional Scottish festival dedicated to the celebration of the Viking heritage. With 24 hour marches, exhibitions, shows, and food stands, you can easily lose track of time when you visit the Up Helly Aa Fire Festival.

The best part, of course, comes in the evening when the participants gather around the replica of a kite kitchen and walk around while singing "The Norseman's Home". Then they throw fiery torches into a crescendo of jubilation. Don't miss the opportunity to experience this remarkable fire festival as it only takes place one day a year.

11
Oktoberfest - Munich, Germany


The most famous beer festival in the world welcomes beer lovers and everyone else to enjoy the festive atmosphere of this world-famous event. The Oktoberfest is about trying different types of beer, wearing traditional German outfits, and enjoying the overall happy atmosphere of the happy hosts.

You can take your time as this beer paradise lasts 16 days. So if you still haven't tried all the beers you want, there is no rush. Stop by from late September to the first weekend in October and see why over 6 million people visit the Oktoberfest each year.

10
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival - Manchester, Tennessee


This is not just any music festival. Unlike other music festivals you may know, Bonnaroo is not only a great place for all music and art lovers, but also for everyone who wants to take part in environmentally friendly, sustainable initiatives. This festival features hundreds of acres of Tennessee nature, numerous impressive works of art and performances by a variety of artists including Eminem, Paul McCartney, Beach Boys, and Tool. In addition to the fantastic line-up, you will find many art workshops, craft workshops, a cinema tent, and even yoga every year.

9
Whirling Dervishes Festival – Konya, Turkey



This fascinating annual festival commemorates the death of Saint Mevlana from the 13th century, commonly known as Rumi in Turkey. Even after 750 years, this Islamic scholar is the best-selling poet not only in Turkey but also in the United States. He believed that it was possible to communicate with God through music and dance, and that's what this festival is about. You can see the whirling dervishes that are men in traditional white or colored skirts that can spin with the music in the most fascinating ways. This is one of the most breathtaking dances you'll ever see.

8
La Tomatina - Valencia, Spain


If you are looking for something fun, happy and crazy, this is one of the festivals you cannot miss. This gigantic Spanish festival for tossing tomatoes takes place annually and is one of the most popular and controversial in Europe. Of course, they have a number of rules to prevent visitors from hurting each other. Some of them are not hard objects and require squeezing tomatoes before throwing them at someone.

It is a completely new experience for anyone who comes there for the first time, but also an unforgettable one. After the tomato fight, you have to take part in the huge shower and dance in the streets of Valencia.

7
White Nights Festival – St. Petersburg, Russia


The name "white night" comes from the magical phenomenon that occurs in the beautiful city of St. Petersburg when the sun is present from May to July so that it does not get dark. Of course, the Russians have to celebrate this event by organizing a beautiful festival that consists of a series of performances of ballet, opera, and classical music.

There is probably no better way to experience the true beauty and elegance of Russia than to visit this festival. The Scarlet Sail is also a big part of the White Nights Festival, when unbelievably lighted boats pass by, followed by amazing fireworks.

6
Día de Los Muertos - Mexico


Día de Los Muertos, commonly known as "The Day of the Dead", is anything but scary, as the name suggests. This vacation is about meeting friends and family to remember the ancestors and deceased relatives who helped you on your spiritual journey.

With colorful decorations everywhere, this festival has a lively spirit that is second to none. You can also experience some traditional customs such as Ofrendas, where festival participants build altars, prepare food, and collect gifts for their deceased. If you are looking for a colorful and festive festival, Día de Los Muertos is the place for you.

5
Carnival - New Orleans, Louisiana


Mardi Gras in New Orleans is one of the festivals you've been wanting for a while. If you like parades through the city, costumed performers, wild performances, and fire concerts, you won't be disappointed by the legendary carnival.

This is the time of year when New Orleans is full of people in happy and colorful outfits with pearls flying everywhere. You can smell tempting food at nearby food stands and listen to music that invites you to dance. The carnival tradition began in 1837 to celebrate Fat Tuesday before Christian Lent before Easter.

4
Holi Festival - India


Holi, also known as the Festival of Colors, takes place the night before Holi in the spring in India and some parts of Pakistan, when people come together to sing, dance, and spend time celebrating the good and the bad defeat.

The next morning is reserved for the carnival, where participants dye each other with dry powder and colored water, which electrifies the entire environment with bright colors. You can enjoy brass bands, dancing, eating, drinking and of course a lot of fun.

3
Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival - Harbin, China


One of the most unique attractions in China is the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival, which takes place from late December to late February. Home to some of the largest and most amazing ice sculptures, this festival is a true fairy tale for winter lovers and anyone who appreciates good art and fun. You won't find what you will experience here anywhere else. It is a city made entirely of ice and snow. Ski tours, ice fishing, and walks through the impressive illuminated replica of a city will amaze you.

2
The Rio de Janeiro Carnival - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


The Rio de Janeiro Carnival, a festival in which almost 5 million people take part every year, from visitors to performers, is a spectacle full of surprises, thrills, good energy, samba, and wild open-air performances

During these 5 days, everyone is free, so you can only imagine what atmosphere you will experience. Parades, balls, crazy costumes, and loud samba will surround you and inspire you to dance, enjoy, and have fun. The Rio Carnival originally began as a religious festival before the 40 days of Lent, the last day that Christians could eat well before Easter. Over the years, the festival has developed into an epic festival that is now world-famous.

1
Burning Man - Black Rock Desert, Nevada

We finally reached number one on our list, and no matter how difficult the choice was, we believe Burning Man deserves it. Almost every visitor describes it as one of the most amazing and unforgettable experiences of his life.

The Burning Man Festival started in San Francisco in the summer of 1986 when an artist made a three-meter-high wooden figure out of a man, dragged her to Baker Beach, and set it on fire. After that, the wildest parties were born. Over time, this wooden man sculpture grew to an astonishing 79 feet, and the music just got better and the whole experience was brought to a whole new level. The event is described as an experiment in contemporary art and self-expression, and people who claimed there had to be there to really understand it.

Well, we've reached the end of our list.

Are you inspired yet? No matter which festival you choose, you will not be disappointed, because of the experience you will have will be unforgettable.

After seeing all of these festivals, which of them are you most drawn to? Let us know in the comments.