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Festivals of the world


Annually in the world are many carnivals and festive processions. Such a colorful, bright, magical and crazy national holidays will be remembered for a lifetime. There is the most famous carnivals in the world — Brazilian, Spanish, and there are those which You were not even aware. Here are 20 of the most famous carnivals in the world:

1. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Taking place from 28 February to 4 March

The carnival in Rio de Janeiro – it’s a party in the Brazilian style. Its length is almost a day! It’s an endless parade of Samba schools, vibrant and unique costumes, Latin American drive and good mood!

2. Oktoberfest – Munich, Germany

Passes from the second half of September to the first weekend of October.

The largest world beer festival — in Munich! There are also some smaller festivals, but for this comparison was collected in 2013, an amount larger than 96 000 000$! Represent scale.

3. Festival of snow and ice – Harbin, China

Runs from 5 January to 5 February.

The biggest world event associated with ice and snow, where you can see ice sculptures, snow compositions, which height exceeds 3 meters.

4. Holi – the festival, which is celebrated by Hindus around the world

Held on March 27.

It is the festival of colors — which informs about the end of winter and arrival of spring. Fun, freedom, friendliness — that’s what brings this event! Come and don’t forget your favorite paint!

5. Casemore – Base, Spain

Runs on 6 September.

Stole the statue of the blessed virgin. … 500 years ago. now this event every year and play out, slathered with a special oil Spaniards. After the theft — begins colorful and original presentation.

6. Venice, Italy

Runs from 14 February to 4 March.

Since the thirteenth century in Venice Carnival. From all over the world tourists come to walk in prepared the costume of those times. This is a unique opportunity to feel the spirit of the early Renaissance. Gorgeous and Grand celebration!

7. Up Helly Aa Fire – Lerwick, Scotland

Held on the last Tuesday of January.

The “burning” of the European Viking festival, where flames burns each year on 1 this ship. This is a must see in person!

8. Tomorrowland-Boom, Belgium

Runs from June 27 to June 29.

A great event for lovers of electronic music. Every year more than 150 thousand tourists come here to dance and enjoy music by famous Dj from dusk till dawn!

9. Mardi Gras-New Orleans

Held on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday.

Otohime in full in the style of the event. Though — it’s the last day on Earth.

10. La Tomatina-buñol, Spain

Held on the last Wednesday of August.

Come and bring your friends to throw them tomatoes! This fun tradition and so it has begun. Needless to say about how many positive and memorable experiences You will get, despite the fact that from head to toe will be similar to ketchup! Sometimes this tradition is not enough in Russia))

11. International balloon festival – Albuquerque, new Mexico

Runs from 5 October to 13 October.

12. Cheese race on the hill Cooper – Gloucester, England

Passes may 26.

Have you ever seen a crowd of men running down the hill behind the big piece of cheese. No. Then buy a tour to Gloucester! Moreover — take part in this race and secure a new experience.

13. Coachella – Indio, California

From 11 to 20 April.

Every year this festival involved a large number of Hollywood stars, You, in turn, can be located at camping in the desert and get a lot of impressions from this festival.

14. Day of the dead – Mexico

Runs on 1 November.

The festival goes on all saints ‘ Day and is dedicated to the memory of the dead. Bright procession of costumes and indigenous culture expects of all who visited. The spirit of mysticism and something sacred is present on the streets. Similar festivals in other cities of the world, but not as large.

15. Encierro (running of the bulls) – Pamplona, Spain

Takes place from 6 to 14 July.

Tradition is dangerous and guaranteed by the release of adrenaline in the blood. No matter whether You are watching or participating.

16. Water festival of purity Songkran – Mai, Taiwan

Runs from 13 to 15 April.

In childhood we organized this festival in his yard, but it’s time adults fights! Taiwan — is the water battle arena. Don’t forget the ammunition!

17. Burning Man (“Burning man”) – black Rock, Nevada

Runs from 25 August to 1 September.

Are you worn out from the routine, everyday life and problems? Want to party eight days a week without rest? Then You here!

18. Tournament oil wrestling in Kirinari – Edirne, Turkey

Runs from 29 June to 5 July.

Olive oil not only nourishes and nourishes the skin ’s vitamins of youth”, but lets see who is stronger, braver and better!

19. The festival sky lanterns – Pingxi, Taiwan

If there is not enough flying through the sky of stars, then come to the festival ’s sky lanterns”, where each make a wish will come true!