Top Epic Festivals Around the World

23 Jun 2022

 Simply a celebration of life, music, a historical event, etc.

Whatever the case, each festival is rich in color and leaves good memories for the participants. Time to start planning! We have listed 13 Top Epic Festivals Around the World for you.

🎊 Burning Man, Nevada, USA

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Since 1986, an internationally renowned festival has been held in Nevada's Black Rock Desert. Known as Burning Man, which means "burning man," it is one of the most popular festivals in the world.

This great festival takes place in Nevada in August. And it is undoubtedly one of the most famous festivals in the world by all generations.

For those who have tried the experience, it is an experience that marks a lifetime. In the desert, a village is created with a universe never seen elsewhere, and the festival-goers play the game: costumes and unusual vehicles.

When: Sunday, August 25, August 25 to Monday, August 2, August 2

Where: Black Rock Desert of Nevada

Duration: 23 Days

Average ticket price: $1,573

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🎊 Tomorrowland, Boom, Belgium

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It appeared in 2003; Tomorrowland is an open-air music festival, particularly of electro style. This festival is organized every year in July, a few kilometers from Brussels in Belgium, in the province of Antwerp, precisely on the site of the provincial domain of Schorre in Boom.

At each edition, Tomorrowland signs partnerships with many travel agencies to organize logistics (transportation and accommodation) for the festival-goers. The list of partner agencies is given on the Tomorrowland website 2 or 3 months before the festival.

When: July 25, July 25 to July 31

Where: Boom, ‎Antwerp‎, Belgium

Duration: 6 Days

Average ticket price: 88 € to 110 €

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🎊 Carnival in Venice, Italy

The carnival of Venice is comparable to a giant masked ball. It is a Middle Ages-style Italian celebration. Carnival is celebrated for 10 days, between Ash Wednesday and Shrove Tuesday.

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During these 10 days, each inhabitant and participant brings out his costume and mask. A contest for the most beautiful costume is organized during this festival. The eccentric side of this carnival attracts a considerable crowd, usually from Europe and America.

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Some people do not hesitate to blend in by dressing up in the colors of this festival. No ticket is required to participate. Go to Venice on this date to admire the most beautiful costumes of this mythical city.

When: Around 8th to 25th February

Where: Venice

Duration: 17 Days

Average ticket price: Free

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🎊 Rio Carnival, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

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The Rio Carnival is the major carnival celebration in the municipality of Rio and Brazil's most famous national holiday, particularly in Rio de Janeiro. During this festival, samba, cultural performances, splendid decorations, and artistic disguises pleasantly impress the visitors.

During the festivities, the city is governed by a young girl chosen by the mayor; she must be beautiful and an excellent samba dancer. The Rio de Janeiro carnival is a famous festival with over two million people on the streets daily.

This folkloric festival takes place during the four days preceding Ash Wednesday, the day that marks the beginning of Catholic Lent. The extravagance is at its peak during this festival, with both scary and fun costumes and parades of the Samba schools.

When: Around Fri, 21 – Wed, February 26 February 26

Where: Rio, in Brazil.

Duration: 5 Days

Average ticket price: $60

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🎊 Fes Festival of Music, Morocco

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Known as one of the biggest music festivals, the Fez Festival of Music is an event that plays a vital role in the Kingdom of Morocco. It aims to promote Moroccan culture through its music. Musicians from other peoples and countries are invited to share their musical traditions.

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Designated by the UN as one of the cultural events contributing to cultural exchanges, the Fez Music Festival has gained international recognition. With no fixed date, it usually takes place in the middle of the year and lasts about ten days.

When: June 9 June 9 to June 12 June 12

Where: Fes, Morocco

Duration: Over 10 Days

Average ticket price: 15 to 50 €.

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🎊 Lantern Festival, China

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The Lantern Festival, or Yi Peng, is a traditional Chinese celebration that marks the end of the Chinese New Year festivities. As its name indicates, the light is at the rendezvous, the Chinese light lanterns, and walking with family or friends all night long on the day of the festival.

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During the day, traditional dances (dragon dance, language dance, tambourine dance, and stilt walk) are organized. If you travel to China at this time of year, you will have the chance to attend a fantastic night's show. You can even participate by getting your lantern.

When: February 4, February 4, and March 6, March 6

Where: All over China.

Duration: 2 Days

Average ticket price: $11

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🎊 Holi Or Festival of Colors, India

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This traditional festival has its origins in antiquity. Holi is also called the "festival of colors." This festival takes place for 2 days, during the period of the full moon of the month of Phâlguna (February-March). The highlight of this celebration is throwing powder of different colors in the air.

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In recent years, we have found this tradition around the world where Indians and many other people join to participate in this festival rich in color; plan your trip to be present in India at this time.

Holi Or Festival of Colors must be on your bucket list of festivals to attend.

When: Around 9th to 10th March

Where: All over India and also around the world.

Duration: 2 Days

Average ticket price: $188 to $235

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🎊 Edinburgh Festival, United Kingdom

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The Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) was founded in 1947 in a post-war effort to provide a platform for developing the human spirit. It is regarded as one of the best arts festivals in the world.

Since the date of its foundation, every year, this festive event brings together lovers of arts and culture, including theater, live music, and dance, in Scotland. 

It is composed of different festival categories, 3000 events in total, which form a cocktail festival considered the most significant annual cultural event in the world.

During 3 weeks in August, exhibitions, actors, comedians, and dancers come from many countries to show their artistic talents.

When: 05 – 29 August

Where: Edinburgh, Scotland

Duration: 14 Days

Average ticket price: £35

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🎊 Songkran, Thailand

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Songkran in Thailand is one of the most unique – and entertaining – international events you will ever join. Thai New Year celebrations include splashing and throwing water at one another to sweep away sins and bad luck.

The celebration has grown into more of a massive water war over time. People with buckets, water guns, and jet sprays take to the streets! Although calmer religious rituals may still be found within temples, the Thai people have discovered the right blend of spirituality and pleasure in their country-wide water fight.

When: 13th-15th April

Where: Chiang Mai

Duration: 2 Days

Average ticket price: ₹13,999

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🎊 Semana Santa, Guatemala

Holy Week, or Semana Santa in Spanish, is the week preceding Easter at the end of Lent. The Spaniards brought the custom of Semana Santa to Guatemala.

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Antigua has one of the world's most spectacular Holy Week celebrations, combining a fascinating blend of Spanish customs with indigenous cultural traditions to create something unique.

Alfombras, which are intricately designed, adorn the streets and the interior decoration of churches. These "carpets" are made of colored sawdust and serve as a colorful backdrop for the city's various processions and luxurious floats.

When: 10th – 16th April

Where: Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda. Latin America: Bolivia - Ecuador - Mexico - Paraguay - Brazil

Duration: 6 Days

Average ticket price: Free

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🎊 Day of the Dead Festival, Mexico

The Day of the Dead Festival is a two-day Mexican event with roots dating back thousands of years to the Aztec, Toltec, and Nahua civilizations.

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On the day after All Saints' Day, Mexicans celebrate the deceased. For this purpose, they dress up as Calaveras (skulls) and parade through the streets. Also, they place offerings on altars to pay homage to their deceased loved ones. Many tourists attend this festival and discover a culture that is unknown to them.

When: October 31, October 31 – November 2, November 2

Where: San Pedro Atocpan, Milpa Alta, Mexico City

Duration: 2 Days

Average ticket price: $25

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🎊 Diwali, India, and Nepal

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Diwali, or the Hindu Festival of Lights, is one of Hinduism's most famous celebrations. It's a festival of the "winning of light over darkness, good over evil, and wisdom over ignorance," similar to Holi.

Hindus come together to celebrate by lighting oil lamps and candles in their houses and doing puja (prayer) to the goddess Lakshmi. Even though Diwali is more well-known in India, it is also a large and beautiful event in Nepal, where it is renowned as Tihar.

When: October 24 October 24

Where: Tamil Nadu, Goa, and Karnataka

Duration: 5 Days

Average ticket price: $15/$10

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🎊 La Tomatina, Spain

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Tomatina, also known as the tomato festival, is an annual festival celebrated in Buñol, a province of Valencia in Spain. It is held on the last Wednesday of August and brings together thousands of participants from all over the world.

It consists of a tomato battle that is the culmination of a week-long festival in honor of St. Louis Bertrand, patron saint of the province. In 2002, the Tomatina was declared a festival of International Tourist Interest.

When: August 31 August 31

Where: Bunol, Spain

Duration: 7 Days

Average ticket price: €35

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