We present you the 10 best celebrations, festivals and parties in the World, and we recommend that you do not miss.
In these celebrations, you will discover the history, the culture, the roots of the countries, as different as the Sun Festival in Peru, the Songkran Water Festival in India or the Oktoberfest, the beer festival in Munich.
Here we present them to you …
Jaisalmer desert festival, India
The Desert Festival is celebrated in Jaisalmer, North India, generally in the month of January or February of each year.
The duration of the festival is three days and it happens a few days before the full spring moon according to the Hindu calendar.
The Jaisalmer Fort provides an ethereal backdrop to the annual desert festival. Sponsored by the Rajasthan State Tourism Corporation, this festival is a joyous celebration of Rajasthan’s traditional performing arts and creative crafts.
The main purpose of the Festival is to show the rich and colorful culture. Dressed in vibrant, colorful costumes, the locals dance to the lingering ballads of heroism, romance, and the tragedy of folk heroes.
Venice Carnival, Italy
The first official document in which the Venice Carnival appears as a public holiday dates back to 1296; it is an edict in which the Senate of the Most Serene Republic declares a holiday the day before Lent.
Instituted by the Venetian oligarchies to grant the population a period dedicated to fun and celebration, its main feature is the costume, designed to nullify membership in any type of class, sex or religion.
Today the Venice Carnival is an evocative popular festival considered unique for its history, costumes, and atmosphere. Known and appreciated worldwide, the festival attracts thousands of tourists every year.
During the month of February or March, for two weeks anyone can attend and be part of the many events and demonstrations in the city squares.
Rio de Janeiro Carnival, Brazil
The Rio de Janeiro Carnival is one of the most exciting and colorful festivals in Latin America, and without a doubt it is the most famous event of the year.
The streets of the city are filled with music and color for a week, between February and March, culminating in the spectacular Samba Schools parade that takes place at the Sambadrome.
Live one of the greatest shows in the world by attending the samba parades and let yourself be infected by the carioca spirit!
Holi Festival, the Color Festival (India)
Holi is a festival of religious origin that is mainly celebrated in India and other countries where large Hindu communities inhabit such as Nepal, Sri Lanka, Malaysia. The event is also known as the Spring Festival, as it celebrates the end of the winter season on the last full moon of the month, which typically coincides with the end of February or the beginning of March.
Today, Holi symbolizes a bridge between different social classes within the Hindu culture itself. Men and women celebrate this feast together; the rich and the poor paint each other, just as the young and old do. It is the celebration of true union.
During the celebration, people paint and throw colored powders called Gulal, offering images full of color and joy.
Songkran Water Festival, Thailand
It is one of the most important and fun festivals in Southeast Asia, celebrated in Thailand, Sri Lanka, Laos, Cambodia or Myanmar.
The Songkran holiday is considered the Buddhist New Year in many Southeast Asian countries, but it is especially in Thailand in the cities of Bangkok and Chiang Mai where the Buddhist New Year is celebrated in style and everything comes to a standstill for a week.
Always from April 13 to 16, it is a huge water party, where all the participants throw buckets of water as if it were a battle.
Inti Raymi, the festival of the Sun (Cusco, Peru)
The Inti Raymi, is the most important festival of the Inca empire and takes place in the city of Cusco, at the end of June, that is, when the winter solstice begins and the sun is at a greater distance from the earth. And it is made in honor of its Sun god or called Inti (in Quechua)
On the eve of the celebration, the most important figures of the empire gathered in the main square of Cusco, there were the generals, princes, governors and the Inca Emperor himself, all finely dressed, wielding their shields and scepters.
The main character is the Inca, who is in a litter loaded by eight vassals, wearing a suit with the colors of the Tahuantinsuyo, golden bracelets and a feather ornament on the head.
The contemporary ceremony repeats, in all its details, the rite of the times of the Inca. Once the willac umo has transmitted the interpretation of the predictions, the Inca orders the withdrawal, exploding the unrestrained hubbub that will last for several days.
The city of Cusco is full of festivals, ponchos and hats typical of the region.
Burning Man Festival (Nevada desert, USA)
Every year, from the last Monday in August to the first Monday in September, Burning Man is celebrated and thousands of people travel to the temporary city of Black Rock City, in the desert of Nevada, United States, to live one of the most extravagant, creative and current that exist.
The main objective of the festival is to live in community with people from all over the world, and to be able to express everything you want through art, that is why you can see all kinds of things there … in short, the rarest and most different festival that exists.
Without a doubt, it is the favorite festival for photography lovers.
Oktoberfest (Munich, Germany)
The Oktoberfest is the most popular festival in Germany and one of the most important in the world, being imitated in many other countries. This festival has been celebrated in Munich since 1810.
The tradition begins by wearing typical clothes, both men and women.
You will undoubtedly have too much fun as these are days full of joy, beer and sausages.
The festival lasts between 16 and 18 days and each year receives millions of visitors from all over the world.
Day of the Dead, Mexico
The Day of the Dead is considered the most representative tradition of Mexican culture. The celebration takes place over two days: November 1 is dedicated to the souls of children and November 2 to that of adults.
The origin of the Day of the Dead has its roots in the syncretism of the pre-Hispanic and European cultures, from which the rites and ceremonies that take place around this festival were enriched.
The main aspect of this holiday is the offerings to the dead, since the popular belief is that the souls of loved ones who left return from beyond the grave during the Day of the Dead. At night, the pantheons acquire an even more solemn look than usual since they are visited by hundreds of people who, together, lit by hundreds of candles, raise their prayers to their loved ones.
The most famous celebrations in the country and worldwide are those of the towns of Lake Pátzcuaro, in Michoacán, and those of Mixquic, a town in the south of Mexico City.
Yi Peng Festival, Thailand
In November is when the greatest events or festivals related to the purification and renewal of the spirit take place: the Loy Krathong and Yi Peng festivals.
For three days, music, color and lights flood the streets, temples, and gardens offering a fascinating image. But, in addition, various festive events such as fireworks, traditional dances, parades and beauty contests take place.
From November 23 to 25, during Loy Krathong, small rafts in the shape of a lotus flower, inside which candles, incense, flowers and coins are placed, float adrift, flooding rivers and canals to pay tribute to the goddess of water Phra Mae Khongkha.
Almost simultaneously, 24-26 this month, the Yi Peng Festival lights up the sky with spectacular incandescent paper lanterns, known as khom Loy, which are allowed to fly in the dead of night to worship the light of the Buddha.
An event brings together thousands of people to celebrate the arrival of a new cycle of life and leave behind the negative of each one and thus welcome good luck. It is a fascinating and magical show that, every year, attracts more tourists in search of the mysticism and the spectacularity of the Thai culture.