If you’re looking for something fun for your next vacation, then why not choose something a little different than your standard vacation? There are many festivals around the world that you could tie in seeing as part of a trip. It is a chance to experience something completely different, as well as doing what the locals do. So here are some of the top festivals around the world that you need to visit at some point. Have you ever been to any of them?
- Snow and Ice Festival, China
From January to February, there is a festival in Harbin, China, that celebrates all things snow and ice. It is the world’s largest festival of it’s kind, with gigantic ice sculptures and snow features. Elsa, eat your heart out!
- Holi Festival, India
This is a festival celebrated by Hindus all around the world. So as well as India, you’ll find the Holi festivals in countries like Nepal and Sri Lanka too. It is all free and safe; you just need to remember to bring your own dye! Get prepared to get covered in different paints and dye.
- Coachella, California
This festival is world famous as it sees a myriad of famous faces attending as well as performing there. If you’re into music, then this could be one of the best festivals in the world to go to. Many people camp, but if you’re not into camping, then the nearby city of Palm Springs is a popular choice for people to stay in. From hotels like Quality Inn Resort Palm Springs to Ivy Palm Resort, there are choices for everyone. Fantasy Springs Resort in Coachella itself is also a pretty popular choice too.
- Carnevale, Venice, Italy
The festival running from February to March is a tradition in Venice dating back to the 13th century. It is meant to be the party of a lifetime, with people dressed up in costumes and masks. Something not to miss!
- Mardi Gras, New Orleans
If anyone knows how to throw a party, then it is the people of New Orleans for Mardi Gras. This is obviously the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, so before Easter is where it will be. The parade and carnival atmosphere are second to none.
- Oktoberfest, Germany
The festival is, as you might imagine, in October. But it is one of the biggest beer festivals in the world. The main event tends to be in Munich, but there are cities all around that celebrate. So don your lederhosen and get partying!
- La Tomatina, Spain
I know quite a few people that have this festival, held in the city of Buñol in Spain, on their bucket list. The last Wednesday in August is when you’ll find the festival. Would you believe that this festival is a festival purely held for fun? There are no long-standing traditions or reasons why. So if you want to get covered in tomatoes, then this is the place to be.
Would love to hear if you have been to any of these, or if you plan to!