If you’re a globetrotter and want to explore different countries then here are some of the exciting top world festivals that you surely do not want to miss! If you love to travel and want to enjoy your life to the fullest then you must give yourself a target of going to those places which you’ll remember for the rest of your life and will give you days that you’ll reminisce.
Every country has its own unique identity and celebrates some of their own festivals and holidays. Different counties have different customs and cultures which bring together the people of that country and give them a desire to celebrate and love having people from every part of the planet. These festivals can be traditional, spiritual or just plain fun!
Spending your holidays by travelling could be fun but travelling to any country when a festival is coming up could make your holiday much more exciting. You will be diving into a new country, making new friends, meeting new people, tasting different food and exploring the country and getting to know it’s traditions and culture through the festivals and celebrations.
There are different countries which are worth exploring and should be on your must-visit list. Exploring different countries and their culture is an amazing experience hence there are many festivals that take place in different countries which reflect their culture, people and history.
Attending those festival is a fun and interesting way to get to know and learn more about that country. These experiences can be absolutely fun filled and educational too. You get to meet the local natives, explore the heritage and history of the country, enjoy their food and music and above all you get to know the country in detail.
Here, we have a list of top world festivals which are absolutely worth attending. The entertainment and the culture will surely make you a fan of that destination.
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Harbin Ice Festival
China is known for great hospitality and hosts the most fascinating events. Harbin Ice Festival is an annual winter festival with world’s biggest ice sculptures. The theme based festival takes place in Harbin, China. The festival begins on 5th January and last the entire month.
The tourists from all over the world come and enjoy their winter holidays with beautifully created ice sculptures erected across the city. The height of these sculptures go as tall as 20 ft and more. Tourists enjoy the exquisite work as the sculptures are shaped like castles, buildings and blocks. The best time to visit and enjoy these creative views is during evenings. You will surely be amazed by the breath taking views of ice figures and snowy castles.
Harbin Ice Festival also include different activities throughout the festival. It includes ice tour, ice and snow world festival ski tour. These are two or three day tours which are filled with excitement, fun and top attractions such as Yabuli Resort, Siberian Tiger Park, Stalin Park, St. Sofia Church and much more.
This is the best festival that you can enjoy with your family and have an amazing winter holiday that your kids will remember!
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
An yearly hot air balloon festival that take place in Albuquerque, New Mexico. If you ever get a chance to visit New Mexico make sure you plan to go in October. You will witness the most amazing view of colorful hot air balloons filling the sky.
The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta resumes for 9 days which also include different musical performances with balloon night glows. More than 800,000 guests attend this 9 day festivals with more than 500 hot air balloons to fill the sky with vibrant colors. The best part of this fiesta is the Mass Ascension of hundreds of balloons emerging in waves and filling the sky with different colors.
One of the beautiful festivals is the Taiwanese Lantern Festival. The event takes place in the Pingxi District, Taiwan where thousands of sky lanterns light up the sky. This event was originally celebrated to send away evil and diseases from the city. It is believed that floating the lanterns in the sky is a sign of good luck and fortune.the people from Pingxi have been sending lanterns in the sky from generations and now it has become a traditional yet spectacular festival in the modern era.
This event is now celebrated by both local and international people who decorate their lanterns with wishes and ascend them in the sky. The lanterns are of different shapes and sizes which make the sky look astounding. Laser light shows, colourful light bulbs and LED lights are also a part of this event. The lanterns are released at first full moon sky, making the view worth capturing and remembering.
For all those who love German beer, food and pretzels- this one is for you! Every year millions of people from across the globe attend the world’s largest Volksfest which means beer and travelling funfair. The festival takes place every year in mid September and goes until first Sunday of October. For all those who want to have some fun and get wasted, head towards Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
Oktoberfest is an essential part of the Bavarian culture and has been celebrated since the 1800s.
Those who don’t want to drink endless beer can enjoy the food, parades, games, rides and music.
If you really want to learn and explore something new then you must definitely attend these festivals and enjoy the culture of the locations in a fun way. The things happening in these festivals and events aren’t something that you’ll see or experience in your normal routine lives and these festivals must not be missed!
All these festivals are from entirely different parts of the world yet you will see people from all over the world in all these festivals. It’ll be a lifetime opportunity and you’ll feel proud checking that box in your bucket list!