Treat Yourself to a Ticket for These Fabulous Festivals around the World ...

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If you love to travel and discover new places, then you should definitely treat yourself to a ticket for any of the fabulous festivals around the world. A specific festival or celebration is really appealing for a lot of savvy travelers, so whether you want to experience the delightful or the dangerous, you shouldn’t miss these world-famous festivals. Here are some of the most impressive festivals and events around the world that you should put on your travel calendar:

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Harbin Ice and Snow, Harbin, Heilongjiang, China

Harbin Ice and Snow, Harbin, Heilongjiang, China This is definitely one of those world-famous festivals that you shouldn’t miss at any cost since you’ll not only be able to enjoy alpine skiing or swimming in the Songhua River, but you’ll also see some of the most spectacular ice sculptures in the world. You can also visit the ice lantern exhibition in Zhaolin Garden.

2

Holi Festival, India

Holi Festival, India This beautiful festival is also known as the Festival of Love or as the Festival of Colors. It basically begins in the night before the main event with a Holika bonfire where people sing and dance. The next day, the participants throw colored water or dry colored powder at each other using water guns or even water-filled balloons.

3

Taiwan Lantern Festival, Pingxi District, Taiwan

Taiwan Lantern Festival, Pingxi District, Taiwan During this festival, thousands of sky lanterns light the Pingxi District’s night sky. It follows the firecracker ceremony of the Wu Miao Temple, which is also one of the most important events in Taiwan. The Tainan Yanshui Fireworks Display was originally celebrated to ward off evil and disease from that town. The lanterns are decorated with images and wishes relating to the owner.

4

Songkran Water Festival, Thailand

Songkran Water Festival, Thailand This festival usually coincides with the New Year of many South and Southeast Asian calendars and it’s celebrated from 13 to 15 April. The traditional water throwing is meant to wash away all the sins and there are often fragrant herbs added to the water. But, besides all that, who wouldn’t want to get sprayed in the face by an elephant?

5

Infiorata Di Genzano, Genzano, Italy

Infiorata Di Genzano, Genzano, Italy This event is also known as the Flower Festival of Genzano and it dates back to the eighteenth century. If you ever dreamed of seeing streets made of flowers, then you shouldn’t miss this event. Participants make floral carpets that generally illustrate religious or civil reproductions of famous works of art.

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Boryeong Mud Festival, Boryeong, South Korea

Boryeong Mud Festival, Boryeong, South Korea This is an annual festival that takes place during the summer in Boryeong (a town which is 200 km south of Seoul), South Korea. First staged in 1998, it takes place over a period of around two weeks and it was first conceived as a marketing vehicle for Boryeong mud cosmetics. So, if you want to get to get the chance to get dirty in public, then you shouldn’t miss this party.

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Pirates Week Festival, George Town, Cayman Islands

Pirates Week Festival, George Town, Cayman Islands This festival is celebrating the history of Grand Cayman, which was at one time a favorite place for pirates. For the duration of the festival the entire island is transformed into a pirate encampment and you can enjoy street dances, music, various competitions and games, sports events, a glittering parade, local food and drink, fireworks and even a pirate invasion.

There are a lot of amazing events and festivals around the world that you should include in your itinerary. I just mentioned a few in this little article but I’m sure that there are a lot more that deserve to be on this list. Do you know any other fabulous festivals around the world? Please tell us about them in the comments section!

Sources:
lifehack.org

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