The Most amazing festivals in the world
1. International balloon festival in Albuquerque, USA, from 5 to 13 October
For the first time this festival was held in 1972. Since then, the festival in Albuquerque became the most grandiose festival of balloons.
Annually as air rises about 750 of the most diverse in shape, size and color of balloons. The holiday lasts for 9 wonderful days. Competition among fancy balloons are replaced by competitions on simultaneous mass ascent of balloons.
2. The festival of Loy Krathong (Loykrathong Festival), Thailand, November
This festival is held annually in Thailand and parts of Laos and Burma. Literally, the name of the festival comes from the word “floating” (Loy) and “boat leaves from” (krathong).
Loy Krathong – full moon day in November – festival of water and light. This day allowed all boats in the water-krathongs with flowers and candles, and in the sky launch sky lanterns.
3. The carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February
Carnival in Rio is the largest and most famous mass party in the world. Legendary spirit demonstrate the best Samba dancers. In fact, the festival is the parade of Samba schools.
4. Oktoberfest, Munich, Germany, September-October
The birth date of the world’s largest beer festival Oktoberfest began on October 12, 1810. That day, the Bavarian crown Prince Ludwig, who later became king Ludwig I, married Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen.
The celebration was accompanied by folk festivals, which were repeated annually on the anniversary of the wedding. With time management and organization of the festival were donated to the city Council of Munich.
5. Las Fallas, Valencia, Spain, may
Las Fallas is a solemn, stately, triumphant, and even slightly demonic fire festival. The fire made giant puppets made of papier-mache, wood and wax, and often representing caricatures ridiculing the individual moments of social, economic and especially political life.
6. Elephant festival, Jaipur, India, March
Elephants have always occupied an important place in Indian society. The roots of the festival date back to the origins of Buddhism. At the festival you will be able to see the incredible elephants-dancers, elephant artists elephant-players.
Such a mass congestion of these majestic animals you will not see anywhere else. At the opening of the festival about three hundred elephants marching marching, saluting to the stunned audience.
7. The festival sky lanterns, Taiwan, February
This holiday marks the beginning of spring. On February 15 the sound of music takes off into the sky a myriad of paper lanterns.
Releasing in the sky paper lanterns people as 2500 years ago, believe that they are cleansed of negative energy, and instead comes to them luck and happiness.
And another legend says that the lanterns represent the souls of dead ancestors.
8. Camel fair (Pushkar Fair), India, November
The Pushkar fair is the annual five-day camel fair and livestock, which is held in Pushkar town in Rajasthan, India.
She is one of the largest camel fairs in the world. In addition to visitors interested in the buying and selling of livestock, it attracts tourists and onlookers from around the world.
9. Days of the dead, Mexico, November
Along with Halloween, Los Dias de Los Muertos is the most famous festival in the world honoring the dead. In this day live invite the dead (close relatives). To cook holiday themed Goodies.
10. Ice festival in Harbin, China. December – January
Harbin, capital of Heilongjiang province in northeast China, took this stunning, colorful and cool carnival of ice and snow.
The Harbin festival is one of the four largest festivals in the world of ice and snow, along with the Japanese snow festival in Sapporo, canadian winter carnival in Quebec, and Norway’s ski festival.
Presented at the festival of ice sculptures, ice shows, ice skating, sailing, hockey, soccer on ice and any other kinds of sport connected with ice.