The year 2020 has begun in its full glory so let’s enjoy it with enthusiasm and excitement. If you are one of those who love to travel, then here is a perfect list that will inspire you to be a part of some excellent festivals around the world. Those who attend a different kind of festivals they know how these world fests can give you a whole new and pleasant experience. It is not just all about music, culture, language, or tradition. Still, these festivals around the world can give you the chance to know the land and the people a bit better. So, get your bag packed and rush!
Upcoming Festivals Around the World For Your Wishlist
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, New Mexico, US
You have ever seen the colors dripping from the blue sky and making it look like the canvas of some famous artist? If you haven’t, then you should attend this hot air balloon festival. This is one of the world’s largest hot air balloon festivals. Whole Albuquerque wears the festive look. It will definitely offer you the excitement that you seek with different events and competitions. This event is considered to be one of the significant contributors to the city’s revenue. This festival has become an attraction for the tourists who come from different parts of the world to witness this colorful and fantastic event.
Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival, Taiwan
The festival is celebrated on the last day of lunar New Year and definitely an excellent way to start a new year with hope and enthusiasm. This annual festival is celebrated in Taipei. In this festival, lanterns and floats are released in the sky. Some of them are even homemade and given the shape of animals and decorated with lights. Many people write their wishes on the lantern to make it come true. The night sky gets light up by the lanterns. This is the reason why many tourists choose to visit Taiwan during the lunar New Year.
Glastonbury Festival, England
You are inclined to music and dance then this festival is perfect for you. This is a performing art fest started by an individual dairy farmer. This festival lasts for 5 days. You can enjoy dance, contemporary music, comedy—Circus and many other art forms. If you haven’t visited this festival, then you must give it a try in 2020. This year, this festival is going to be a grand one, as they will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of this festival.
Fuji Rock Festival in Niigata, Japan
It is one of the most celebrated festivals in Japan, and it is definitely the biggest of its kind. You can stay at Naeba ski resort for three days and enjoy the true spirit of this festival. Reportedly, almost 200 musicians from different parts of the globe, including Japan, perform at this festival. You can also enjoy your time by walking around and spending some time in hot springs.
La Tomatina, Spain
It is a traditional festival in Spain, and thousands of people come from different parts of the world to enjoy this festival. This fest is usually on the last Wednesday of August. The events start when thousands of participants race together to snatch a ham hung on the top of a greasy pole. The tomato throwing pandemonium continues for a whole hour. This festival holds the true spirit and nature of Spain. This sounds fun, right? Let’s go and have a good tomato fight then!
The festival is celebrated at the beginning of the traditional Thai year. This festival is a festival that involves the washing away of bad luck. It is a three-day festival featuring processions and parades. The people perform the ritual of splashing water, which symbolically means to wash off the bad luck.
San Fermín, Spain
You ever heard of bull-run? This festival is one of the most famous traditional events in Spain and celebrated annually in Pamplona. This event features the renowned bull-running. The fighting bulls run down the narrow and fenced alley. The participants run ahead of a bull ring at the end of the route. This festival is undoubtedly one of those ones that are worth experiencing, even if for once.
White Nights Festival, Russia
The festival is an international arts festival that is celebrated in St. Petersburg. This is a two-month-long festival and is celebrated during the season of the midnight sun. This festival also includes music, like opera, classical ballets, etc. The main attraction of this festival is The Scarlet Sails. This is a beautiful celebration with fireworks. Many travelers come from different parts of the world to see this unique firework celebration.
Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, China
Do you remember the ice-clad buildings and beautiful scenes from the movie ‘Frozen’? You can see something similar in the ice and snow sculpture festival of China. This is the annual fest that features some of the world’s most prominent ice sculptures. Four theme parks hold various ice and snow exhibits. If you want you can participate in the activities and competitions as well.
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