Every city in this world hosts an array of festivals spanning all genres. Here we bring to you the 10 World Festivals that you must definitely visit once in a lifetime.
1. Running of the Bulls, Pamplona, Spain
Running of the bulls is a Spanish tradition that involves running in front of the enthusiastic bulls. A glimpse of it can be seen in “Zindagi Na Milegi Doobara”. Would you dare to run in front of a group of bulls?
2. Boryeong Mud Festival, South Korea
Started as a marketing stint and is now a world-renowned festival- Boryeong Mud Festival. It involves smearing mud on yourself, friends and strangers. Best of all, after getting muddy, fireworks and live music ensues.
3. La Tomatina, Buñol, Spain
La Tomatina is the biggest tomato fight in the world. It involves throwing squashed tomatoes at one another. Fun and crazy, right? So, are you up for it?
4. Rio Carnival, Brazil
It would be a sin if we didn’t mention the Rio Carnival in this list. Samba music and dance are big in Brazil. And, Rio Carnival is filled with samba parades, dance and music.
Months: February & March
5. Kumbh Mela, Haridwar, India
The biggest Kumbh Mela is held in Haridwar once in 12 years. Millions of people from far corners of the world gather to take a dip in the sacred river of Ganges and wash their sins. A once in a lifetime festival whose memories you will cherish forever!
6. Tomorrowland, Boom, Belgium
Fancy Electronic Dance Music, then Tomorrowland is the festival to attend, which is truly a musical and visual delight. Some fantastic musicians, DJs and performances bring Belgium alive with their superlative music.
7. Mardi Gras, New Orleans, USA
Join the rest of the New Orleans in this two-week festival- Mardi Gras that features parades, floats, music, crazy costumes and of course, fun unlimited. A sight to behold!
8. Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, Harbin, China
Showcasing beautiful and unique ice and snow illuminated sculptures, the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival is the largest ice and snow festival in the world. A picturesque view!
Month: January & February
9. Holi, Vrindavan, India
One of the famous festivals in India, Holi is full of colours. Celebrated for a week, Vrindavan Holi is played with flowers, gulal & water. Loads of fun, passion, and colours, yes, that is what Holi is all about.
10. Carnival of Venice, Venice, Italy
This festival is a masked celebration where people disguise themselves in unique costumes and masks and enjoy to their heart’s content.
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