All the people in the world would love to celebrate their cultural activities together. “Festivals” are a suitable term for that. Maybe it’s regarding religion, food, music, culture or anything, people like to get together and celebrate. It doesn’t matter which part of the world, they come all the way to participate in these incredible festival. Travel Advo’s suggestions of the World’s Top 5 Cultural Festivals are to the travelers who still have no experience in all of these festivals.
Burning Man, Black Rock Desert, Nevada : World’s Top 5 Cultural Festivals
Burning Man is an annual event when up to 48000 thousand people get together in Northwestern Nevada’s Black Rock Desert every summer to create art and express their individuality. The Burning Man cultural festival was started in 1986 by lighting an 8 feet high wooden man figure on a Saturday evening. In the beginning, it was some kind of wired festival. But with the time the figure became higher, like more 105 feet. Now, it is almost like a party festival which gathers family members and community to celebrate their culture.
Carnival in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
“Carnival” is the biggest cultural show in the world which attracts more than 5 million people to Rio, Brazil. The Carnival is a religious festival that is held February or March over the 5 days proceeding the Catholic season of Lent, which means 40 days before Easter. Nature is also blessed for this festival by ending the long and hot Brazilian summer. Therefore, people prepare for this with magnificent costumes, music, Samba dancers and many parade items for a specific annual theme.
La Tomatina Valencia, Spain
La Tomatina is the largest food fight in the world. And it is one of the oldest festivals which were started in 1945. It is just a cultural festival but with lots of fun and tourists attraction. If you want to participate in La Tomatina, there are few rules to follow. They are, don’t throw hard objects, squash the tomato before throwing, stay safe from the tomato truck and stop the fight when the starter pistol indicates it. Throwing and fighting with tomato is so much fun and you can find a lot of friends from different parts of the world in La Tomatina.
Holi Festival, India
Holi is also considered as the festival of Love and Colors in India. It is a religious festival that celebrates the love of Radha and Krishna held at the end of February or in March. On the night of the day before Holi, they conduct their religious ritual which is called “Holika Dahan”. Then, the next morning people fight with water balloons and water guns and throw colorful powder. It is a fun festival filled with colors, music, food, drinks and fun events.
The International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival Harbin, China
Harbin is located in Northeast China which gets some seriously cold winter with heavy snowfall. The temperature is between 1.8 F to -31 F. Still it is called a fabulous festival because of the largest ice sculptures built in the whole city. It starts on the 5th of January and opens at night with colorful lights. Unbelievable sculptures are there on Sun Island and along the Songhua River especially. As a traveler, we suggest you travel all of these festivals and have fun.
World’s Top 5 Cultural Festivals