Carnivals around the globe gather millions of people enjoying, partying and giving them utmost reasons to celebrate their own life.
This planet is full of amusing people and the festivals are solid proof of that!! From a mass tomato fight to bulls raging behind you to electro-music nights, there is one for the world and his wife. These international festivals can offer extraordinary experiences and help you to know about the tastes and sounds of the country.
Get to know about some of the unique festivals that are celebrated on international level bringing people from different corners together and undergo the best of their lifetimes:
1)The Rio de Janeiro Carnival – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The world’s famous festival and considered to be the biggest carnival of all, this festival witness about 2 million people around the streets of Rio per day! Dated back to 1823, this carnival is celebrated before Lent around the month of February or March. A week of extravagant parades, dancing, colors, and alcohol makes this one of the most exciting and well-known festivals in the world.
“Carnival of the people, by the people and for the people”
2)The Carnival of Venice, Italy
Over 900 years old, this traditional festival was one time of the year where there were no bounds and everyone was free to do things they desired all year courtesy of the masks. During the carnival, the city comes in a brisk mode with masked Venetians and tourists. One of the most beautiful festivals in the world, people wear masks and elaborate costumes to hide differences among classes, and there are contests for the best costumes. It is celebrated between the months of February and March before Ash Wednesday.
“Carnival of Disguise”
3) Tomorrowland , Belgium
Undoubtedly the biggest electronic music festival in the world, Tomorrowland is a three day party marathon is organized in the city of Boom, Belgium in the month of July generally. House, EDM, techno, drum & bass, hard style and every other corner of electronic music is represented by worldwide superstars, all staged amongst the highest levels of production known to humankind. 75 hectares of lush countryside, the festival site becomes a real-life fairytale, with 15 stages nestled in amongst jaw-dropping art and design.
“Party all Night”
4) La Tomatina , Spain
August end marks the beginning of the very famous annual Spanish festival, La Tomatina. Held in the Valencian town of Buñol, the colorful and messy festival involves participants throwing thousands and thousands of over-ripe tomatoes at each other. The Tomato festival is a morning of madness; it gets saucy and pulpy but it’s an awesome day for tomato throwing! Before the tomato fight even starts the locals have fun soaking all the festival goers with hoses, water bombs, water pistols and other water holding vessels. The streets are packed and they get even more so with the arrival of trucks carrying tomatoes- many, many tonnes of tomatoes.
“Paint the Town Red”
5) Chinese New Year , China(Duh!)
Chinese New Year is the longest and most important celebration in the Chinese calendar. The New Year begins on the first day of the Chinese calendar, which usually falls in February, and the festivities continue for 15 days. The biggest holiday, with dragons, fireworks, symbolic clothing, flowers, lanterns, and celebration is China’s most important and significant day of the year. In China, it is also known as the Spring Festival. Chinese New Year celebrations traditionally run from Chinese New Year’s Eve, the last day of the last month of the Chinese calendar, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first month, making the festival the longest in the Chinese calendar.
“Welcome to the New Year”