The Best Festivals in the World

The Best Festivals in the World

Let’s be honest, traveling the world is as much fun as the exciting adventures you embark on and the new experiences you gain while discovering foreign cultures. Festivals are a great way to have fun with other people while interacting with local customs in a real way. Not to mention it’s a super easy and fun way to spice up your outing plans.

Every year there are tons of different festivals around the world for you to choose from, but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! We’ve compiled a list of the world’s best festivals so you can prioritize and start planning your dream trip sooner according to

Venice Carnival

Carnevale di Venezia or the Carnival of Venice has existed since the 11th century, but gained international recognition in the 18th century. During the weeks dedicated to Carnival each year, thousands of tourists and locals take to the streets in beautiful costumes and masks to enjoy music, dancing, festivities and a festive atmosphere.

Celebrations also include live theater performances featuring charming and humorous traditional folk characters, lavish 18th-century-style parties in beautiful old Venetian buildings, open-air street parties, and an awards ceremony at the close of Carnival celebrating the best costumes and masks.

Holi Festival

Holi is undeniably one of the greatest religious festivals in the world. Nicknamed the Festival of Colors, Holi is a celebration of spring where all good things triumph over evil. The festival also marks the end of winter and anticipatory celebration of the abundance of the upcoming spring harvest season.

For locals and tourists alike, Holi offers a chance to play, dance and sing without a care in the world. Celebrated every year on the day after the full moon in March, people spend the day smearing colorful powder on strangers, friends, and relatives, throwing colored water at each other, and dancing under water sprinklers. Great emphasis is placed on Hindu tales of the burning of the demoness Holika and its connection to the celebration, so Holi celebrations begin with large bonfires complete with singing and dancing on the eve of the festival.

Rio Carnival

There is no Carnival like the Rio Carnival. In fact, it’s almost impossible to imagine Brazil’s capital without thinking of its Carnival. Carnival, as presented in Rio de Janeiro, is one of the most exciting and well-attended cultural celebrations in the entire world. Although the festival originates from an ancient Greek feast honoring Dionysus, the god of wine, Carnival was overtime modified by the Romans to honor two of their own gods and later the Catholic church would make its own modifications and celebrate the festival right before that period. Lent.

Rio de Janeiro has earned its title as the Carnival capital of the world with its famous samba dances, eye-catching colorful costumes, electrifying music, grand float displays and electrifying energy. Join a samba school (local samba club) and dance, sing and relax at one of the best festivals in the world.

Boryeong Mud Festival

First staged in 1998 the Boryeong Mud Festival is a fairly new festival celebrated in the coastal city of Boryeong, South Korea. Originally conceptualized to provide PR for various cosmetics made using nutrient-rich mud from the area, it quickly became Korea’s most popular summer festival. Now, the Boryeong Mud Festival is just a great excuse to relax and have fun.

Every year festival visitors come to Daecheon Beach to enjoy live music, swim in nutrient-rich mud, and have the opportunity to try various mud-related health and beauty products and services. Immerse yourself in the nutrient-rich mud of the mud pool, slide down the mud slide or indulge your artistic side by painting your body with colored mud, making your own mud soap and challenging yourself on the mud maze obstacle course.

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