Sunday, 18 May 2014

11 Best World Festivals

Nothing beats a good celebration and there are numerous festivals around the world more than willing to provide a reason to party. Below we have listed the top 10 best world festivals. Add them to your bucket list!
Las Fallas, Valencia Spain: This spectacular festival has to be seen to be believed. Celebrating the arrival of Spring the city is lit up with fireworks, bonfires and pyrotechnics. Each day at 2pm fireworks explode throughout the city. The main event is a visual feast of hand painted papier-mâché figures being burnt around the city.
Holi, India: A festival of colour and laughter. Holi is a Hindu festival celebrating the triumph of good over bad. People spend the day throwing coloured powder and water at each other while dancing and partying in the streets.
La Tomatina, Buñol, Spain: Join tens of thousands of people in the world's largest tomato fight. While the event lasts no more than an hour, the week leading up to the fight is filled with festivities including live music, parades and fireworks.
Dia de los Muertos, Mexico: Celebrated throughout Mexico, the dead are honored with vibrant celebrations. The visual aspect of the festival is stunning with costumes, skeletons on stilts and sugar skulls.
Running of the Bulls, Pampalona, Spain: The annual Running of the Bulls is quite the experience, whether competing or spectating, the atmosphere is electric. Chaos is the order of the game, this is a wild experience, not for the faint hearted!
Songkran Water Festival, Thailand: This 3 day event is Thailand's New Years celebration, traditionally based on the lunar calendar. A nationwide festival see's locals take part in giant water fights, said to wash away misfortunes from the previous year, in the street.
Diwali Festival of Lights, India: The Festival of Lights, is one of Hindus biggest celebrations. Experiencing Diwali anywhere in India see's homes lit up with candles and fireworks light up the sky.
Full Moon Party, Koh Phangan, Thailand: Join the 10,000 - 30,000 people on the beach of Koh Phangan to celebrate the full moon. The wild antics start at dusk and carry on late into the night. Expect loud music, fire-eating entertainers and occasional fireworks displays.
BaliSpirit, Ubud, Bali: A unique and spiritual festival, BaliSpirit focuses on community, yoga and world music. Through inspirational teachings the festival aims to lead positive change within.
Cannes Film Festival, Cannes, France: Celebrious with glitz and glamour, the annual Cannes Film Festival is internationally claimed. Previewing films of all genres from around the world, it is considered the most prestigious film festival in the world.
Queenstown Winter Festival, Queenstown, New Zealand: A celebration of winter, the Queenstown Winter Festival see's a ten day extravaganza of street parties, live music and mountain races. The iconic festival is said to be the Southern Hemispheres largest winter party.
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