People around the world celebrate on many various occasions. Here is the list of 10 colorful and fun holidays and festivals that are fun to participate at least once in your lifetime!
10. Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The biggest parade in the world is held before Lent. The samba dancers prepare all year long: the technique, performance, costumes, decorations – everything has to be perfect and bigger than their competitors’.
9. Oktoberfest, Munich, Germany.
Held since 1810 the festival has become an important part of Bavarian culture. Originally the commemoration of Prince Ludwig’s wedding turned into the biggest beer celebration in the world.
8. Chinese New Year, China.
A very important holiday in Chinese culture. The date varies approximately between middle January to middle February. People celebrate loudly, they dance and play, use plenty of costumes and fireworks.
7. Saint Patrick’s Day, Ireland.
Is celebrated to commemorate Christianity’s arrival to Ireland. Irish communities in USA, especially Boston, Chicago and other European countries also celebrate it. Green dyed rivers define the fest.
6. Yi Peng Lantern Festival, Thailand.
The celebration is meant to obtain Buddhist merit. It attracts so many people, that the sight of the floating lights in the air is hypnotizing.
5. The Carnival of Venice, Italy.
The colorful fest takes place just the day before Ash Wednesday. Its roots go back to 1162. Venetian masks define the carnival, which also attracts many theaters troupes to participate in it.
4. Halloween, USA.
All Hallows’ Eve is celebrated in many countries, however, in USA it is commemorated with very colorful, scary costumes and enables to take a skeleton out of the closet.
3. La Tomatina, Buñol, Spain.
Held on the last Wednesday of August, the celebration attracts many locals as well as tourists, who throw tomatoes just for fun! The city becomes entirely covered with tomato paste.
2. Burning Man Festival, Blackrock Desert, Nevada, USA.
Originated as a bonfire ritual on the summer solstice in 1986, the festival has turned into an amazing, extravagant art fest. In the end a 72ft wooden man is set on fire.
1. Holi, India.
Originally a Hindu festival, celebrated every spring, now it attracts other communities as well. To commemorate a new season and good harvests people throw colorful powder and celebrate wildly.