Culture - Festivals

Carnival


Carnival, Brazil’s best known festival, is celebrated throughout the entire country of Brazil. With Rio being the most famous, each city observes it in its own unique way. The festival lasts about five days where music, dance and parades fill the streets. Celebrations last day and night. This festival is ranked as one of the best for a reason!

Oktoberfest


Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture. Held annually, visitors from around the world come to partake in this 16-18 day folk festival in Munich. Aside from the objectionable amounts of beer consumed, participants will enjoy amusements rides, games, side stalls and traditional food. With more than 6 million people attending each year, move this festival to the top of your list.

La Tomatina


La Tomatina, considered the World’s Biggest Food Fight, is held in Bunol, Spain each year. Thousands upon thousands of participants travel to be involved in this tomato fight, purely for entertainments purposes. The fight usually lasts about an hour, where over 22,000 pounds of overripe tomatoes are thrown in the streets. Fire trucks then hose down the streets while tomato-covered participants use local hoses. This is such a saucy event, tickets are needed to attend.

Snowbombing


Snowbombing is the world’s greatest snow and music festival. Held annually in Austria, this mountaintop festival is undeniably epic. With its unique and imaginative venues, don’t let this luxury ski resort fool you. Distinguished DJs, themed parties, igloo raves, and an enchanted forest party, surrounded by fifty pools and saunas is enough to keep you warm. Yeah. It’s that kind of party.