Our Top Choices of Festivals around the World

Life, color, light, a great time and especially culture and tradition are spread out throughout different corners of the world. Take a look at our list of celebrations you can´t miss!

There are numerous traditions and festivals around the world that may seem strange to some while enchanting to others.

In today´s post, we want to show you our top picks and help you become familiar with the festivals and traditions we found the most incredible.

Here´s our top 10, enjoy!

  1. Holi, a Festival Full of Colors

A delightful celebration, unique and full of color celebrated in India, Nepal and Bangladesh with a few differences in each place accordingly. It came about through religion, but today it has lost the religious connotation and it´s now a celebration to welcome the spring.

  1. Mardi Gras

The famous New Orleans carnival is celebrated in Alabama as well as Louisiana and always begins the day before Ash Wednesday. It also emerged from religious beliefs given that the celebration is based on celebrating the last day of earthly pleasures before lent. Nowadays, it´s a great celebration full of joy, floats, costumes and music – none of which have religious ties.

  1. Oktoberfest

Germany´s most famous festival celebrated since 1810 – some countries have something similar or even imitate this festival! Without a doubt a unique festival when it comes to the world of beer; it gets filled with games, performances, music, costumes and more than seven million visitors from all over the world.

  1. Full Moon Party

Probably the most famous beach side festival in the world. It takes place every month to celebrate the full Moon on Haad Rin beach in Koh Phangan in Thailand. More than thirty thousand people gather every month and celebrate in a ¨rave¨ fashion the full Moon.

  1. Sky Lantern Festival in Pingxi, Taiwan

The entire Moneytrans España team is in love with this tradition. It´s a magical celebration in which more than five thousand sky lanterns are launched into the sky, illuminating the night, representing peace and prosperity. A treat to the eye!

  1. Burning Man

An incredible festival that takes place from the last days of august to the beginning of September in the middle of a Nevada desert in the United States. More than fifty thousand people meet with their winnebago´s willing to share space with the utmost respect for each other and the environment. A week-long event where people wear peculiar outfits, enjoy music and all the activities going on. The festival ends with the burning of a wooden man over 22 meters tall (hence the name of the festival).

  1. Pflasterspektakel Festival

During the month of July, more than 300 artists fill the streets of Linz, the beautiful city in Austria. Musical acts, plays, acrobatics, puppets, jugglers and a long list of free performances on the street. Without a doubt, a great plan for the whole family!

  1. Calgary Stampede

If you like country music, this is for you! It takes place in the beautiful Canadian city of Calgary during the month of July. You can enjoy different events related to the world of country such as rodeos, tractor races, parades and country music concerts. All in all, a trip to the old west that over a million people make every year.

  1. Thai New Year

The grand celebration of this country is between the 13th and 15th of April depending on the solar calendar and to celebrate the Thai New Year. A celebration where water is essential and everyone ends up drenched. Its roots are based in baptism and purification, which is why everything is covered with images of Buddha, but nowadays it´s a joyful celebration and a must for tourists.

  1. Patrick´s Day

The iconic Irish festival in which Dublin is covered in green and filled with shamrocks and leprechauns. It gathers over 800 thousand people each year who attend the hundreds of concerts and live shows filled with tradition. It´s a celebration that also takes place in other countries around the world.

Coming soon, the second part of our picks of festival and celebrations. Stay tuned!

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