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Panafest Ghana Africa
. Panafest is a cultural event held in Ghana every two years (July-August) for Africans and people of African descent. The idea of this festival is to promote and enhance unity, Pan-Africanism, and the development of the continent of Africa itself. Activities that occur at this festival are performances and work in the areas of theatre, drama, music, and poetry, among other things. Also, there are viewing of the durbar of Chiefs, and tours to vario
. Pflasterspektakel is an annual street art festival in Linz, the capital of Upper Austria. It includes musical acts, juggling, acrobatics, pantomime, improvisational theatre, clownery, fire dancing, painting, samba parades, as well as a programme for children, and is held on three days during month of July.
The Carnival of Rio de Janeiro Brazil
. World famous festival held before Lent every year (during February or March) and considered the biggest carnival in the world. The typical Rio carnival parade is filled with revelers, floats and adornments from numerous samba school, one of the many main purposes of the Rio carnival parade is for samba schools to compete with each other. The samba schools work to build the best floats,costumes, lyrics, aesthetics, to represent their themes, and t
Harbin Ice and Snow Festival China
. The Harbin festival is the largest ice and snow festival in the world, the festival starts on January 5th and lasts one month.Ice and Snow World features illuminated full size buildings made from blocks of 2?3 feet thick crystal clear ice directly taken from the Songhua River. There are ice lantern park touring activities held in many parks in the city. People build incredible things out of ice and snow, decorating them with lights and lasers.
Chinese New Year China
. Chinese New Year is considered a major holiday for the Chinese and has had influence on the lunar new year celebrations of its geographic neighbors. This is celebrated from January 21st to Feburary 20, making the festival the longest in the Chinese calendar. This is also a occassion for family get-together, the celebration includes decorating the house, traditional dragon dances , and fireworks.
Glastonbury Music Festival England
. The Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts is a performing arts festival that takes place near Pilton, Somerset, England, best known for its contemporary music, but also for dance, comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret and other arts. The festival is celebrated during month of June.
Fantasy Fest Key West Florida
. The Fantasy Fest is a ten day celebration during last week of October, which includes balls, a parade, costume competitions, AIDS fundraisers, body painting, drag queen contests, costume parties, alcohol, and pet and neighborhood parades for the whole family. The highlight of Fantasy Fest is its parade featuring humorous floats, including one carrying the annually elected Conch King and Queen.
Oktoberfest Munich Germany
. Oktoberfest is one of the most famous events in Germany and is the worlds largest fair, with more than 6 million people from around the world attending the event every year during month of September-October. This 16 days long festival is full of events and beer parties. You can also enjoy wide variety of tradional food with beer.
Spice Mas Carnival Grenada
. The premier cultural event, "Spice Mas" is Grenadian expression in all its glory, celebrated during month of August, this annual event with multiple activities takes months of planning and coordination. Brimming with pageantry and expression linked to our African, French, British and Caribbean heritage, Carnival is colourful, humorous and full of surprises such as Calypso music, a steel band competition, elaborate dress, and plenty of big events.
Kumbh Mela Festival India
. "Kumbh Mela" is a Hindu pilgrimage of faith in which Hindus gather to bathe in a sacred river. It is considered to be largest peaceful gathering in the world with over 100 million people visiting from different parts of the world. It is held every third year at one of the four places by rotation: Haridwar, Allahabad (Prayag), Nashik and Ujjain. Thus the Kumbh Mela is held at each of these four places every twelfth year. The pilgrimage is held for
Desert Festival of Jaisalmer India
. Jaisalmer is named after its founder Maharawal Jaisal Singh, a Rajput king in 1156 AD, "Jaisalmer" means "the Hill Fort of Jaisal". This festival is celebrated every year during the month of February. Jaisalmer is filled with many artistic structures and monuments of local historical importance. Jaisalmers medieval mud fortress and walled township make it a popular tourist destination. Witness cultural events like camel races, and a moonlit conce
Pushkar Camel Festival India
. The Pushkar Fair, is the annual five-day camel and livestock fair, held in the town of Pushkar in the state of Rajasthan, India during month of November. It is one of the worlds largest camel fairs, and apart from buying and selling of livestock it has become an important tourist attraction and its highlights have become competitions such as the "matka phod", "longest moustache", and "bridal competition" are the main draws for this fair which att
Diwali festival of Lights India
. Diwali is the most celebrated and widely popular festivals in India. This festival comes during October-November and considered to be very auspicious among other Hindu festivals and is a way to appreciate the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana, which is termed as a defeat of evil by good. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Rama defeated Ravana to get back his wife Sita, who was kidnapped by Ravana. The festival is also filled with many rituals, cus
Holi Festival India
. Holi is a colorful festival of India celebrated during spring season (February-March). The festival acts as an equalizer between different socioeconomic communities by eliminating differences, and bringing people closer to each other. Holi celebration begins with lighting up of bonfire on the Holi eve. Numerous legends & stories associated with Holi celebration makes the festival more exuberant and vivid. People spray colors on each other and wis
Lohri Festival India
. The harvest festival in Punjab is celebrated in form of Lohri in the month of January. Its an auspicious occasion celebrated with great fervour in typical Punjab style. This festival is particularly celebrated by farmer fraternity because of their connection with harvesting. The bonfire is lit at sunset in the main village square. People toss sesame seeds, gur, sugar-candy and rewaries on the bonfire, sit around it, sing and dance till the fire d
Durga Puja India
. Durga Puja is celebrated during the last five days of Navaratri, which is usually in late September/early October. The start of the festival sees huge, elaborately crafted statutes of Goddess Durga installed in homes and beautifully decorated podiums all over the city.The Durga Puja festival is an extremely social and theatrical event. Drama, dance, and cultural performances are widely held. Food is a huge part of the festival, and street stalls
Saint Patrick s Day Festival Dublin Ireland
. "St. Patrick's" festival invites thousands of people from around the world to walk in the St. Patricks Day Parade in Dublin on 17 March. Participants walk the Parade route, entertaining the crowds with costumes, music and comedy, enjoy once in a lifetime experience.
Carnival of Venice Italy
. The Carnival of Venice is an annual festival, held in Venice, Italy between February and March.One of the most beautiful festivals in the world, people wear masks and elaborate costumes to hide differences among classes, and there are contests for the best costumes.
The Battle of the Oranges Ivrea Italy
. Every year the citizens remember their liberation with the Battle of the Oranges.The celebration involves some thousands of townspeople, divided into nine combat teams, who throw oranges at each other. The carnival takes place in February: it ends on the night of "Fat Tuesday" with a solemn funeral.
Obon Fesitval Japan
. Obon is a Japanese Buddhist custom to honor the spirits of ones ancestors. This Buddhist-Confucian custom has evolved into a family reunion holiday during which people return to ancestral family places and visit and clean their ancestors graves, and when the spirits of ancestors are supposed to revisit the household altars. It has been celebrated in Japan for more than 500 years and traditionally includes a dance, known as Bon-Odori, the festival
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta New Mexico
. The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a yearly festival of hot air balloons that takes place in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA during early October. The balloon fiesta is a nine day event, and has around 750 balloons. The event is the largest hot air balloon festival in the world.
. This is a national holiday in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Celebrated on 27 April (the 26th if the 27th falls on a Sunday), the date marks the birth of King Willem-Alexander. On this day anyone can do selling, so everyone sells everything on the streets. There are games, concerts, performances, and parties on boats in the canals.
Gay Pride Parade Amsterdam Netherlands
. Amsterdam Gay Pride is a huge celebration of devotion towards equality for the gay, lesbian and transgender communities, held during first weekend of August every year. This is a rainbow of events in gay and straight venues alike, from dance parties to film festivals, sporting events, culture and more.
Festival of the Sun Peru
. Inti Raymi (Festival of the Sun) is celebrated in indigenous cultures throughout the Andes. Celebrations involve music, colorful costumes (most notable the woven aya huma mask) and the sharing of food. In many parts of the Andes, this celebration has been connected to the festivals of Saint John the Baptist, which falls on the day after the northern solstice (June 21)
White Nights Festival St Petersburg
. The White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia is an annual international arts festival during the season of the midnight sun. The White Nights Festival consists of a series of classical ballet, opera and music events and includes performances by Russian dancers, singers, musicians and actors, as well as famous international guest stars. This is celbrated during end of June month.
Up Helly Aa Fire Festival Scotland
. "Up Helly Aa" refers to variety of fire festivals held in Shetland, in Scotland, annually in the middle of winter to mark the end of the yule season. The festival involves a procession of up to a thousand guizers in Lerwick and considerably lower numbers in the more rural festivals, formed into squads who march through the town or village in a variety of themed costumes. After the procession, the squads visit local halls (including schools, sport
San Fermin Festiva Pamplona Spain
. The festival of San Ferm?n in the city of Pamplona (Navarre, Spain), is a deeply rooted celebration held annually during July. Its most famous event is the running of the bulls,the week long celebration involves many other traditional and folkloric events
Grape Throwing Festival Mallorca Spain
. The Grape Throwing Festival is held annually during the last weekend in September, in the wine-growing village of Binissalem, Mallorca. The festival celebrates the grape harvest and the main attractions include a grape-stomping competition, grape-throwing fight, and lots of fun.
Pingxi Lantern Festival Taiwan
. The Taiwan Lantern Festival is an annual event celebrated in the month of February. Hosted by the Tourism Bureau of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications in Taiwan to celebrate the Lantern Festival, thousands of sky lanterns light over Pingxi District in Taiwan. In Yanshui District, the firecrackers ceremony of Wumiao Temple is also one of the important activities.People write their wishes on fire lanterns and release them into the sk
Songkran Water Festival Thailand
. Songkran has traditionally been celebrated as the New Year for many centuries, and is believed to have been adapted from an Indian festival Holi, people celebrate by throwing water on each other, using water guns, buckets. The most famous Songkran celebrations are in the northern city of Chiang Mai, where it continues for six days during April. It has also become a party for foreigners and an additional reason for many to visit Thailand for immer
Monkey Buffet Festival Lopburi Thailand
. The Monkey Buffet Festival is held annually during end of November in Thailand to promote tourism. The festival included giving fruits and vegetables to the local monkey population of 2,000 in Lopburi province north of Bangkok. The festival was described as one of the strangest festivals by Londons The Guardian newspaper along with Spains baby-jumping festival
Sundance Film Festival USA
. This is one of the largest independent film festivals in the United States, held in January every year in Park City, Salt Lake City, and Ogden, as well as at the Sundance Resort, the festival is a showcase for new work from American and international independent filmmakers. The festival comprises competitive sections for American and international dramatic and documentary films.
Mardi Gras New Orleans USA
. It is a festival of parades, cakes and parties celebrated during late February or Early March. Celebrations are concentrated for about two weeks before and through Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras in French), the day before Ash Wednesday. Usually there is one major parade each day (weather permitting); many days have several large parades. The largest and most elaborate parades take place the last five days of the season. In the final week of Carnival, ma
Ultra Music Festival Miami Florida
. Ultra Music Festival is an annual outdoor electronic music festival that occurs in March in the city of Miami, Florida, United States. Ultra attracts visitors from throughout the world. Most visitors stay at hotels within the Downtown Miami or Brickell neighborhoods. This is by far the most convenient option for attending Ultra.
Calle Ocho Miami Florida USA
. An exciting Cuban street festival in Little Havana, with food and live music.The event consists of outdoor musical performances on a stage and along the sidewalks of Calle Ocho, art exhibits along the sidewalk and in plazas and open spaces, visits to art galleries and cultural centers. This festival is celebrated during the month of March every year.
Las Fallas Valencia Spain
. The Falles is a traditional celebration held in commemoration of Saint Joseph in the city of Valencia, in Spain. The term Falles refers to both the celebration and the monuments created during the celebration. Fireworks, smoke, and excitement make this festival a cross between Disney World and the apocalypse. The festival is celebrated during 15 to 19 March every year.
Sandfest Port Aransas Texas
. The Texas Sand Sculpture Festival is one of the largest beach festivals in Texas on the beautiful, sun-soaked Port Aransas beach. Eighteen Master Sculptors from around the world, as well as a many children and amateurs, will put their creative skills to work to create the most artistic, imaginative sand sculptures at Texas SandFest.
Music City Nashville Tenessee USA
. Summer in Music City offers an endless array of music, food, arts, family, and outdoor activities for the perfect summer vacation in Nashville, TN. The festival is celebrated during month of July.
Lollapalooza Chicago USA
. Lollapalooza is an annual music festival featuring popular alternative rock, heavy metal, punk rock and hip hop bands, dance and comedy performances, and craft booths. The music festival is celebrated during month of August over a three-day period
Burning Man Black Rock Desert Nevada USA
. Burning Man is a special festival, with big acts booked to play on massive stages. In fact, its more of a city than a festival, wherein almost everything that happens is created entirely by its citizens, who are active participants in the event. This festival occurrs every year during month of August and lasts for one week.
Halloween Festival of the Dead Salem Massachusetts USA
. Halloween is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on October 31, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows (or All Saints) and the day initiating the triduum of Hallowmas.Halloween activities include trick-or-treating (also known as "guising"), attending costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories, and wa
Keene Pumpkin Festival New Hampshire USA
. he Keene Pumpkin Festival is a yearly celebration held in Keene during October. Keene residents and citizens from around the area attempt to amass the largest number of lit jack-o-lanterns in one place, trying to meet or beat the world record (which they have held for many years).The festivities also include fireworks, music, and food, and draw in people from all over New Hampshire and adjoining states
MACYs Thanksgiving Day Parade New York USA
. The Macy Thanksgiving Day Parade is an annual parade presented by the U.S. chain store business Macys. The three-hour event is held in New York City starting at 9:00 a.m. EST on 4th Thursday of November month.Giant balloons shaped like characters, as well as floats, bands, and entertainment, are paraded around New York city.
. Christmas is an annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ celebrated generally on December 25 by millions of people around the world. Popular modern customs of the holiday include gift giving, Christmas music and caroling, an exchange of Christmas cards, church celebrations, a special meal, and the display of various Christmas decorations, including Christmas trees, Christmas lights, nativity scenes, garlands, wreaths, mistletoe, and holl
Happy New Year
. January 1 represents the fresh start of a new year after a period of remembrance of the passing year, including on radio, television and in newspapers, which starts in early December in countries around the world. The celebration on the last day of year includes grand parties , dance , music , get-togethers and lots of fun activities. This is also occasion to meet your friends and relatives and echange new year greetings and good wishes for the c
Frozen Dead Guy Days Nederland Colorado
. Frozen Dead Guy Days is celebrated from Friday through Sunday on the first full weekend of March. Coffin races, a slow-motion parade, and "Frozen Dead Guy" lookalike contests are held. Other events include a tour of the Tuff Shed where Grandpa is still frozen; a "polar plunge" for those brave enough to go swimming in Colorado in early March; a dance, called "Grandpas Blue Ball"; pancake breakfasts; a market showcasing local artists; snowshoe race
Food and Wine Classic Aspen Colorado
. This event features wine tasting, cooking demonstrations, featured speakers, as well as a cooking competition. Held annually in June, the event is considered the kickoff to the Aspen summer season.
La Tomatina festival Bunol Spain
. La Tomatina is a festival that is held in the Valencian town of Bu?ol, a town located 30 km from the Mediterranean, in which participants throw tomatoes and get involved in this tomato fight purely for fun. It is held on the last Wednesday of August, during the week of festivities of Bu?ol.