All across the world thousands of festivals are celebrated each year. They are a great occasion for people to get together and make merry. A festival is a country’s way of representing its culture, heritage and diversity.
If you’re lucky enough on your travels, you might be just in time to witness the festivities in that country. If you are an avid traveler, you might as well start listing these festivals down in your bucket list.
Pingxi Lantern Festival, Taiwan
The Pingxi Lantern Festival happens every 15th of the first lunar month. If you love lights and lanterns, head to Taiwan.
Venice Carnival, Italy
Apart from its natural beauty, another reason to visit Venice is the Carnival. It is known for the elaborate masks the entertainers wear, which are of different styles, colors, and shapes.
Also known as the festival of colors, it is usually celebrated in the month of March.
Albuquerque International Balloon Festival, USA
This festival takes place in New Mexico every year in October. The sight of the colorful balloons sailing in the air is sure to delight travelers of all ages.
Songkran Water Festival, Thailand
This festival is celebrated during the hottest days in Thailand and also when the Thai New Year draws near.
Dia de Los Muertos, Mexico
Also known as the Day of the Dead, the festival occurs every November 1st and 2nd.
Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
One of the main reasons tourists visit Rio is for the Carnival. This colorful and lively festival fills the streets with floaters, entertainers, revelers, and tourists all day long.
Chinese New Year, China
The Chinese New Year is the most symbolic festival for Chinese all over the world. The celebration begins from the last day of the last month of the Chinese calendar until the 15th day of the first month.
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