Every country has its unique events and festivals that can be once in a lifetime experience for the tourists. These festivals are not only extremely fun but also depict the traditions and culture of that country beautifully. Many such events and festivals are celebrated around the world.
So today we have a list of Top 10 Amazing World Famous Events and Festivals. All these events would be unforgettable for you and you would be glad you were able to experience them. Check them out!
10) The Full Moon Party on Haad Rin Beach in Koh Phangan, Thailand
There is beach named the Haad Rin Beach in Koh Phangan, Thailand, where a party is held every time there is a full moon. It is believed that this party actually started when a local threw a farewell party for his Australian friend. It became so famous that now about 8,000 – 30,000 people go to that party every month.
9) The Festival of San Fermin, Spain
This running of the bulls festivals is a world famous event which attracts tens of thousands of people who want to run with the bulls. It is believed to origin back in the 13th century. It is believed that it originated when men used fear and excitement to hurry the process of taking cattle to market. This thing eventually turned into a competition between them. But now, it has been made a lot more organised and thousands of people run through a barricadoed path while being chased by a herd of bulls.
8) Diwali in Amritsar, India
Diwali is also known as the the Festival of Light. This festival marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year. It is a five day festival and each day has its own meaning. The third day of the festival is where the title ‘Festival of Light’ is did justice. Everyone lights lamps and candles and fireworks are set off. Gifts are exchanged between people. Although this festival is celebrated throughout India, but Amritsar, where the Golden Temple is located, is the place where is it best to witness the third day of Diwali.
7) The Chinese New Year in Hong Kong, China
The Chinese New Year sees streets filled with millions of people to celebrate happiness. It usually starts with a banquet which boasts special dishes. People wear red clothes to warn off any evil spirits. In Hong Kong extremely beautiful fireworks lights up the evening sky. Floats and traditional performers for instance the dragon dancers make the event even more amazing.
6) Boryeong’s Mud Festival on Daecheon Beach, South Korea
This festival awakens the inner child of every person, as this festival encourages you to get yourself dirty in the mud by smearing it all over yourself. You can also justify your act as the participants claim that the mud contains minerals which help reduce wrinkles and remove excess oils. Mud baths also increase blood circulation and make the skin fresh. Competitive events like mud body painting, mud beauty contests and mud sculptures are also there to enhance the fun.
5) Burning Man Festival in Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA
This is a festival that stresses on being a united community. In this festival that the community creates ‘Black Rock City’ which lasts for 7 days. New people are welcomed warmly. They believe that the more actively the people would participate, the more they will gain from the event. This phantasmagorical event experiences the birth of a city and community in a location, which after a week returns to its original form.
4) New Year Celebrations in Sydney Harbour, Australia
The best place in the world to see the New Year fireworks display is from the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The whole setting and climate ensure you a great time. You can always have a great time on the shore, but if you want to have an extraordinary experience then you can consider hiring boats or cruises to have an unforgettable time.
3) Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland
This festival has been famous for discovering and promoting new talent. Many of the current British stars were discovered through this festival. The atmosphere of Edinburgh is greatly enhanced during the festival as you can see amazing street acts and performers. And Scottish people are quite friendly so this ensures you would have a great time. Embrace the culture and have fun!
2) Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany
This one is ‘the’ most famous beer festival in the world. It is the world’s largest fair and more than 6 million people come to enjoy. But this festival is not all about Bavarian Beer, lederhosen and beer halls. The true spirit of this festival is the generous German hospitality. This locals are really nice and friendly, and you can chat and sing along to traditional German songs. The songs are performed by Oompha Bands who sing to thousands of happy drinkers. Sounds amazing, right?
1) Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This one is a colorful, energetic and free-spirited parade that truely represents Brazil. This event is celebrated throughout Brazil but Rio’s is the biggest and most spectacular one. This Carnival displays beautiful shapes and vibrant colors, which are truely breathtaking. Rio has been voted as the happiest city, so now we know why this city is famous for carnivals.