If you’re interested in foreign cultures and enjoy traveling, simply continue reading to discover an informative list of some of the biggest cultural celebrations which take place around the world each year.
Biggest Cultural Celebrations Around the World:
1. The Chinese New Year Festival – Beijing
While Chinese New Year is celebrated annually around the world, for the experience of a lifetime, it’s well worth planning to attend the Chinese New Year Spring Festival which takes place at the Great Wall of China. Which is located in Beijing.
If you attend the Chinese New Year Spring Festival, you’ll be able to witness a breathtaking fireworks extravaganza, witness traditional Chinese cultural performances and will have a chance to shop at a sprawling New Year’s market. Where you’ll be able to sample a wide array of delicious foods. Examples of which include pork buns and handmade Chinese dumplings.
2. The Rio Carnival – Brazil
The Rio Carnival in Brazil is held before Lent each year and draws a crowd of approximately 2 million festival-goers from around the world, each year. So if you’re interested in attending the biggest party in the world, it’s well worth heading to Rio de Janeiro to attend the Rio Carnival.
What can you expect to see? The biggest event of Rio’s Carnival is definitely the parade, which boasts massive brightly decorated floats and performers from countless local samba schools. Although you don’t have to be a performer to dance the samba, whilst attending the Rio Carnival!
3. La Tomatina – Spain
La Tomatina is one of the biggest festivals in Spain and takes place in the town of Buñol. Each year more than 20,000 tourists infiltrate Buñol, in order to take part in the La Tomatina Festival. In which participants dress in head to toe white and throw tomatoes at each other. In what is currently the world’s largest annual food fight.
4. The Running of the Bulls – Spain
The Running of the Bulls is another Spanish festival, however, this particular festival takes place inPamplona. During this potentially dangerous festival, thousands of adrenaline seekers try to outrun a group of bulls, who chase the participants down narrow alleys.
However, this isn’t a festival for the faint hearted as most years at least a few participants are unable to run from the festival’s bulls and end up being viciously impaled.
5. Diwali – India
Diwali is such a big deal in India that the entire country gets to enjoy a five day holiday. Diwali is the festival of lights and has been celebrated in India for approximately 2,500 years. So if you decide to visit India during Diwali, no matter which city you opt to visit you’ll be able to attend a festival which boasts thousands of festival goers and will have a chance to see thousands of brightly lit light display!
It’s definitely well worth adding all five of the fun-filled international cultural festivals listed above, to your bucket list. As each of the cultural festivals listed above is an incredible, once in a lifetime experience.