Which is the greatest festival in the world?
There are countless festivals around the world which are held in different nations on different occasions. Each one of the festivals has its own perks and is based on different cultural or social aspects. While no one festival can be categorized as the absolute best because the people who attend these festivals have their own likes and dislikes, this article will highlight some of the most famous and most liked festivals around the world.
The Burning Man – Black Rock Desert, Nevada
There are approximately a million words in the dictionary but no one word can quite fully explain the total madness that happens during the northwestern Nevada desert summer event.
The tradition of Burning Man begun in 1986 when Larry Harvey, along with some friends, built a 10-foot high figure of the wood and took it all the way to the beach in San Francisco during the summer days.
The structure was put on fire, and a crowd of about 20 people stood around it, watching it burn. This is where the trend of wildest parties was born.
Fast forward to today, the tradition has grown significantly with the burning man growing to a height of 105 feet, and the attendees of the event have reached 70, 000.
The Carnival – Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Generally, the largest festival around the globe with its out of bounds party, the Carnival of Brazil is considered to be the best show on earth. The event now gains the attention of about 5 million people from all around the world.
The carnival was originally a religious festival which gradually turned into a party festival. The festival is normally held in February or March, during the preceding 5-day event of the Catholic season, starting 40 days before Easter.
The festival is a city filled with vivid colors, dancing women, and raging music.
Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival – Harbin, China
While the Brazilian Carnival celebrates the heat of the summer, the Harbin International festival builds its celebration in the winter of China.
The festival is held in the Northeastern part of China, where Harbin experiences some harsh winters coming all the way from Serbia.
The main attraction of the festival is its celebration and its collection of sculptures which take over the complete city. The ice and snow World begins in the night along with vividly colored lights coming from all of the buildings built from 3-foot ice blocks. Other attractions include alpine skiing, touring ice figure exhibitions and decorated parks in the locality.
La Tomatina – Valencia, Spain
The La Tomatina of Spain begun all the way back in 1945, making it one of the oldest and most famous festivals around the world. As per the legend, the festival began when a few boys joined a musical parade. One of the boys knocked down a performer and in rage, the performer started to throw vegetables of a vendor on the boys. This is where the whole tradition began.
La Tomatina has since become a world-famous traditional festival and huge amounts of people come to experience it from all over the world.
If you plan on attending one of these festivals, be sure to have fun and make the most of your time.