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20 Amazing Festivals Around The World

Once a year some of the countries around the world hold magical and outrageous festivals. Here is list of 20 of the most amazing festivals from around the world that we recommend you should see before you die.

1. Carnival — Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Feb. 28 – March 4 (for 2014)

Much like Mardi Gras in New Orleans and Carnevale in Venice, Canaval is a nonstop party, just with special addition of Brazilian flair. It’s filled with samba music, colorful costumes, and giant parades.

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2. Oktoberfest — Munich, Germany – Last weeks of September to the first weekend in October

Oktoberfest

 

3. Snow & Ice Festival — Harbin, China – Jan. 5 – Feb. 5

Snow-&-Ice-Festival

 

4. Holi — Celebrated by Hindus Around the World – March 27 (for 2014)

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5. Cascamorras — Baza, Spain – Sept. 6

Cascamorras

 

6. Carnevale — Venice, Italy – Feb. 14 – March 4 (for 2014)

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7. Up Helly Aa Fire Festival — Lerwick, Scotland – Last Tuesday in January

Tomorrowland

 

9. Mardi Gras — New Orleans – Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, March 4 (for 2014)

Mardi-Gras

 

10. La Tomatina — Buñol, Spain – The last Wednesday in August

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11. Albuquerque International Balloon Festival — Albuquerque, N.M. – Oct. 5 – 13 (for 2014)

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12. Cooper Hill’s Cheese Rolling Festival — Gloucester, England – May 26 (tentative for 2014)

Cooper-Hill-Cheese-Rolling-Festival

 

13. Cochella — Indio, California -April 11 – 20 (for 2014)

Cochella

 

14. Dia De Los Muertos — Celebrated by Mexican – Nov. 1

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15. Running of the Bulls — Pamplona, Spain – July 6 – 14

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16. Songkran Water Festival — Chiang Mai, Thailand – April 13 – 15 (for 2014)

Songkran-Water-Festival

 

17. Burning Man — Black Rock City, Nevada – Aug. 25 – Sept. 1 (for 2014)

Burning-Man

 

18. Kirpinar Oil Wrestling Tournament — Erdine, Turkey – June 29 – July 5 (for 2014)

Kirpinar-Oil-Wrestling-Tournament

 

19. Lantern Festival — Pingxi, Taiwan – Feb. 23 (for 2014)

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20. Glastonbury — Glastonbury, England – June 25 – 29

Glastonbury