You know you are in the fun festivals when there are thousands or even millions of people gather and celebrate. There are not so many fun festivals that you can find across the globe. If you found one, it will totally create an unforgettable memory in your chapter of life. Some festivals take a couple of days of celebration while the others are less or more than that. With happiness and laughter have been shared, we are here to introduce you to 10 fun festivals in the world. Each festival that you will see is full of excitement and joy, and you will surely love to participate and be a part of it.
1Rio de Janeiro Carnival
When: February or March
Carnival is one of the most famous and exciting festivals in the world, and it is celebrated every year in Brazil. Approximately, there are about 2 million people take part in this festival of 5 fun days of celebrations. Carnival first began in 1823, and it is all about the parades in which include revellers, floats, and adornments. At the same time, there are also samba schools in Rio which contribute to the festival. Actually, Carnival is a religious celebration that is celebrated in February or March in a total of 5 days. It is around the Catholic season of Lent that starts exactly 40 days before Easter and ends on Ash Wednesday. There are music and dancing, and there are always new things to see and experience in Carnival each year. Totally recommended for everyone to experience at least once.
2Carnival of Venice
When: February or March
Here we have another Carnival, but in Italy; yet the fun is still the same. Carnival of Venice has been celebrated for more than 900 years now, and it is a very unique festival somehow. The people in Venice will come out of their house weaing mask along with color garments and clothes. Doing so is to create a sense of the festival that bring up the spirit of the festival. Apart from people in masks, you will also see jugglers and entertainers everywhere on the street. As for the waterways of the canal, it comes alive with lights and beauty and colorful feelings of the festival. Interestingly unique, this festival is one experience that you should see at least once.
When: February or March
With the purpose of fighting evil and the disease from town, Pingxi Lantern is one beautiful festival to celebrate. When release the lanterns into the sky, the people believe that the town is safe from all the evil and disease that will harm them. As for the lanterns, people decorate them with their wishes and images before sending them to the sky. As you can see, the whole sky is filled with beautiful lanterns, and such scenery is absolutely mesmerizing to see. Began since Qing Dynasty, Pingxi Lantern is still popular nowadays and people celebrate it across the country.
The Festival of Colors or Love, Holi is a Hindu festival that involves a lot of color throwing, dancing, and enjoying the peak. The festival begins with the lighting of Holika bone fire on the eve of Holi. For the next day, it is all about water and dry colors as they celebrate this fun festival. To make things even more fun, people also use water guns and colored water-filled balloons. The awesome thing is you don’t have to be a local to participate, everyone is welcome to join Holi. People throw water and colors at each other, and there are no strangers in this festival. Holi signifies the victory of goods over evil, and it is definitely one of the best.
The best way to celebrate New Year in a very hot season is splashing water, and that is what this festival is all about. Songkran is a festival in Thailand that is celebrated each year to wave away bad luck from the past year through water. The interesting thing is that there will be also elephants to splash water on the people during the festival as well. Thai people celebrate Songkran Water almost everywhere in the country, but the biggest one is in Chiang Mai. Apart from splashing water, there are also loud music, beauty contests, and more fun activities. Just like Holi, there are no strangers; the festival is all about fun.
6White Nights Festival
When: May to July
White nights festival is an annual international arts festival that is all about opera and music. During the festival, you will see stunning dance performance from Russian dancers along with more things. Those includes singers, musicians, and actors that will take turn to entertain the audience with their awesome performances. There are also international performance that you can find almost anywhere in Russia. The festival has more than 1 million participants, a majority of which are students from thousands of schools and collges. It is one of the most exciting and fun festivals in the world, and it is worth to join.
7Boryeong Mud Festival
Country: South Korea
This is the festival that was born in order to promote cosmetic products, could you believe that?!? That is because each beauty product displayed is made from Boryeoung mud flats as a main ingredient. As you can see, their marketing strategy is pretty effective because the festival is so popular among South Koreans. Instead of spending money on commercials, the company started the Boryeong Mud Festival instead. The purpose is to make the customers understand the benefits of special mud to their beauty. The festival is popular because it has everything that participants can enjoy like mudslides, mud prison, mud pools, and mud skiing. The awesome thing is that this festival does not only attract the local people but also international visitors. Such new experience that involves beauty, so why not join?
If you plan to throw tomatoes at people without being angry at, join La Tomatina. This is the festival where people throw tomatoes at each other along with the tomato streaked different slides. The history of this festival goes back the year of 1975, and it is also known as one of the oldest festivals in our list today. This festival was banned for 7 years in 1950, but later was allowed again with even more fun and excitements. On top of that, there are also amazing water showers with dancing and engaging in unlimited fun. La Tomatina is full of joy, and it is also a huge tourism boost for the country as well.
When: September to October
If you are a beer lover, you will definitely love Oktoberfest since it is the world’s largest beer festival. This festival is celebrated every year in Munich, Bavaria, Germany; for 16 days starting in late September to the first weekend in October. We all know who will be there at the festival, and there are about 6 million beer lovers join the festival each year. Since the festival is all about beer, you will find yourself surrounded by gorgoeus waitresses serving the drink. The music is on a full roll, and heaven is right there in Oktoberfest. Each celebration equals to a total consumption of 7 million liters of beer along with chickens and giant pretzels. Fun like that shouldn’t be missed at all, so how about pack to Germany this September?
10Day of the Dead
When: 31st October to 2nd November
There have been two famous animation movies filmed based on the Day of the Dead, and it is surely a famous festival. The fabulous thing about this festival is that it is the Mexican holiday throughout the country. Meaning everyone will celebrate and pray during the festival. On that day, people will come together for the family and friends whom they have lost or died. Then, they visit the graves of their loved onces and pray for them. Also, there will be lights in the grave follow by sugar skulls, marigolds, and food. For family members, they have their private altars at home known as ofrendas where they put the photos of the dead. It is believed that their ancestors will receive their offerings and stay healthy in the land of the dead when they are remembered. The culture is very interesting and beautiful, and this festival is totally one among the best.