Festivals are celebrated in the whole world. Each festival belongs to a different religion and country. There are a number of festivals celebrated in the world. Every festival gives an important message to human beings. Festivals bring joy and all people together.
If you want to experience any place in the world, then the best way is to visit that place at the time of the festival. All these festivals are celebrated in a unique and different ways. In this article, I am sharing some of the most amazing festivals in the world.
Checkout the top 10 Best & Most Amazing Festivals In The World
10. Harbin Worldwide Ice and snow design celebration –China
Harbin is the name of a place in the china, where this festival is celebrated. In the whole world, it is one of the largest festivals of ice and snow. Every year, this festival is celebrated in the month of January. There are also many competitions are held internationally, including ice sliding, skating, sailing and others. On 5th January 1985, this festival started and celebrated every year. The city Harbin has plentiful natural ice in the month. This is one of the biggest festivals of ice. It also increases tourism and it is held in an area of 600,000 square meters. Many different styles of statues and buildings are created by an Artist. The Lightening effect is also added on the statues using LEDs. The ice statues can reach up to the height of 46 meters. This festival attracts millions of people around the world.
9. International Sand Sculpture Festival – Portugal
It is one of the largest festivals of sand celebrated in the world. In 2003, this festival is started and it is held in the Algarve. There are 50 statues and buildings are created by the 60 most experienced artists. The festival uses 40 thousand tons of sands for creating these statues and buildings. Every year, different and unique theme is used for creating statues. The theme is basically selected on the basis of culture. The theme is created by an artist in an area of 15,000 square meters. The exhibition on the theme can be designs, culture, film characters and others. This festival is celebrated in the end of the month October.
8. Lantern Festival –Taiwan
This festival is celebrated on every first full moon night of lunar month. On this day, many lanterns lights are used to decorate Taiwan. This festival was initiated in the Xing Dynasty, before two thousand years ago. The region was brightened with many lamps in the sky. The big lanterns represent few animals, including butterflies and others, whereas the small lanterns show historical actions. This festival is also celebrated by making lanterns, displaying fireworks and games of lantern riddle. This fire balloon now represents the dream of the person releasing it. Earlier this fire balloon was used by people living in the lowland to inform refuges in the mountains about their wellness.
7. Carnival of Venice – Italy
It is one of the biggest festivals celebrated in the Italy. The key feature of this festival is the use of mask. The mask is also used as a tradition. In 1162, this festival was started. This festival was declined by the Austria’s king and in the 19th century it was reoccurred. Today, it is a big festival and it is celebrated for two weeks. During this festival, people throw eggs on each other by wearing mask on their faces. Many different styles of mask are created. This festival is celebrated by more than 2 million people in the world.
6. Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta – New Mexico, United States
This festival was started in 1972. This festival is celebrated with 600 hot air balloons. It is one of the biggest festivals of air balloons in the world. This festival is celebrated in consecutive 9 days. The balloons in the air cover an area of 365 acres. It is one of the largest festivals celebrated in the US. This festival is also accepted as hot air mass balloons in the world record of Guinness Book. There are five different functions are held during this festival.
5. Oktoberfest, Munich Germany
This is one of the largest funfairs that take place in the city of Munich, Germany. The festival is celebrated from the last week of September and is continued till the first weekend of October. The festival attracts a lot of people from Germany as well as from the entire world. The authorities who make the arrangements only allow six breweries to serve beer for the festival and they are; Paulaner, Spantenbrau, Lowenbrau, Hacker-Pschor-Brau, Augustiner-Brau and Hofbrau-Munchen. The festival also has a lot of traditional food for the visitors. The first time this festival was celebrated as the wedding fate of King Ludwing I in the year 1810 on October 12th. The festival marks the consumption of more than 7 million liters of beer every year.
4. La TomatinaBunol, Spain
The last Wednesday of August every year marks the celebration of an unusual festival that is celebrated in Bunol, Spain. The festival is celebrated by throwing and splashing tomatoes at each other. There are certain rules for the festival to ensure security of the people participating. The participants are said to cover their eyes with goggles to prevent any injury and only squashed tomatoes can be thrown. The beginning of the festival is marked by an event known as palojabon. In this event someone has to climb a greased pole and drop ham from the top of that greased pole. Once someone completes the challenge the festival is started.
3. Holi, Indian
Holi is a vibrant festival of colors. This festival is celebrated in all the parts of India and many Indians living in Europe and America. There are many stories that are connected to the festival. One among them is that the festival is celebrated to welcome the spring season. The other story is connected to Lord Krishna. Many people believe that Lord Krishna teased his beloved Radha and other girls on this day and the festival is celebrated in honor of them. The festival is celebrated by throwing colors and water filled guns at each other. Holi is celebrated in different ways all over India.
2. Burning man festival Nevada, United States
The festival is celebrated for a whole week in the black rock desert of Nevada. The festival drives its name from the tradition of burning of a huge wooden sculpture. The festival starts every year on the last Monday of August and ends on the First Monday of September. The participants showcase their talents in the form of art and craft. The participants every year make a temporary city and make new friends and have fun together with their new friends. The end of the festival is marked by the evacuation of the Black rock city without even leaving a trace of inhabitation. The festival is the best way to make people know of the basic abilities like cooperation and team work.
1. Rio Carnival, Ri de Janeiro
This festival is considered to be the biggest carnival of the world. The festival is celebrated for 5 long days and is held before 40 days of Easter. The festival officially starts on Friday and ends on Tuesday. The Rio carnival depicts the true culture of Brazil. People are free to dance, sing and do whatever they wish to do. The Carnival is marked by the presence of a Samba parade. There are different groups that perform on a same choreographed song with same music wearing same costumes.
Festivals are a time of celebration. During festivals even enemies join hands and celebrate together. These festivals are a way of celebrating success, happiness and thank the Almighty for the beautiful life. The festivals mentioned above are famous all over the world. If you are a travel freak and these things inspire and attract you, do visit these places during these festivals. It is always fun to get a chance to celebrate festivals of different places and getting to know the history behind them.