Top 5 amazing festivals around the world 

I have a knack for festivals. I believe that they are a great way to experience local traditions and culture. Attending festivals is also a great chance to meet locals and tourists alike. Nomadic people like me will never run out of choices as there are remarkable festivals all over the world celebrated throughout the year.

Here we have the top 5 festivals from around the world that you should visit once in your life.  

Wakakusa Yamayaki, Japan

The name of the festival means the mountain roast. You will be surprised to know that every year on the 4th Saturday of January, the dead grass on the mountains are set ablaze.

Wakakusa Yamayaki Japan

Before setting the grass on fire, you can enjoy the huge fireworks. Special care is taken to assure that the fire will stay on the mountain and it will not reach the city area. The mountain is burned for hours, so people can see the elevation from across the city.

Festa de San Sebastian, Majorca

The Festa de San Sebastian is probably the biggest event in Majorca that is highly anticipated by locals and tourists alike. It is celebrated all over the city with the most amazing and meaningful cultural events to experience.

Majorca Festival

It is important that you book Majorca flights and hotel in advance. As the dates of the festival will get near, chances of booking the flights will be reduced. Booking early will give you the peace of mind that you will not miss another chance to enjoy.

Carnivale di Venezia, Italy

In Venice, several festivals are organized every year. However, the best one is the Carnivale di Venezia. The biggest attraction of the carnival is that everyone is dressed in the costumes from the past.

Carnivale di Venezia Italy

Once you will get on the streets, it feels like you are back into the 18th century. There are many locations that offer a complete party scene. Make sure that you do not get stuck on the crowded streets if you truly want to enjoy the carnival. 

Mardi Gras, USA

Most definitely, Mardi Gras is the biggest and wildest parties in the United States that is celebrated in the USA every year before the period of Lent starts. It is the time for Catholics to sacrifice and introspect. Hundreds of people participate in the festivals because everyone is welcome regardless of their religion.

Mardi Gras USA

All you have to do is dress up in something purple, gold and green. The colors symbolize justice, power, and faith respectively. To most of the individuals, this festival is still a surprise but you will surely enjoy the party. 

Sky Lantern Festival, China

Sky lantern festival is a special festival in China that was originated 2000 years ago. Way back when the Chinese villages were attacked, most of the locals used to hide in the mountains to save their lives. Once the villages were safe, the Chinese soldiers would light the lantern in the air to let the villagers know that it is time to come back home.

Sky Lantern Festival

In the present age, there are two meanings for the festival: (1) sign of hope and dream, and (2) beginning of a new year and future. 

No matter where you are or where you are going, there is always a festival to attend to. If you have tried attending any, now is the best time to experience them for yourself. You won’t regret it!

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Sarah Berthe

Hey there! I am a small town girl who used to work as a Software Engineer for a Fortune 500 company. I left my 9-5 job to travel the world. I am a certified Level 2 scuba diver, a Vinyasa yogi and a former IT professor. I love trekking the mountains, fishing and camping. I speak 5 languages. Cheers!

23 thoughts on “Top 5 amazing festivals around the world 

  1. Wow all of these festivals look so unique and fun. I’ve never been to a big festival before but it’s so,waning I want to do sometime in my life.

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  2. Wow what fascinating festivals we have around the world! I didn’t know about some of these but I’d love to visit them, especially the Sky Lantern festival!

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  3. I haven’t been to any of these! I am lucky as my city of Montreal is big on festivals so I’ve been to quite a few locally!

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  4. I would like to see lantern festival with my own eyes. There was once when my nephew tried to flew lanterns same as these ones. And so i wanna try and see this too.

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  5. Love them all but Carnivale di Venezia, Italy will be the one I really want to go. People dressed in the costumes from the past really make people understand the cultural history of Italy back in the days…

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