The best time to go for a vacation is when the city and its people come alive. Festivals attract millions of people from around the world and has got something for everybody! Here’s our handpicked list of not-to-be-missed celebrations in 2015.
Drop Us a Postcard and witness some of the most fabulous celebrations from all around the world.
1) The Rio de Janeiro Carnival
When – February 13 – 18 Where – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Why you should go – From Samba Parades to Magic Ball, this Brazilian extravaganza is a nonstop party. It’s filled with samba music, colorful costumes, and giant parades. The Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro is often considered as the biggest carnival in the world with two million people celebrating on the streets.
2) Snow & Ice Festival
When – Jan 5 – Feb 5 Where – Harbin, China
Why you should go – Based on the theme of “Ice-snow Fascinating Harbin, Charming Chinese Dream”, a variety of exciting events including the most famous Ice Lantern show will enthrall the travelers. Don’t miss it!
3) White Nights Festival
When – 23 May – 10 July Where – Saint Petersburg, Russia
Why you should go – ‘Scarlet Sails’ in St. Petersburg is one of the most beautiful celebrations around the world. This festival is highly popular for spectacular fireworks and breathtaking classical ballet, opera and musical events throughout the day.
When – 31st January (2014) – 17th February (2015) Where – Venice, Italy
Why you should go – Carnevale, or “Carnival,” has been a Venice tradition since the 13th century. People flock from all over the world to participate in the masked celebrations, arguably making it one of the best parties on Earth.
5) Pingxi Lantern Festival
When – March 5 Where – Taiwan
Why you should go – If you’re looking to spend some magical moments with your loved ones, then there is nothing more surreal than lying beneath a sky lit up with thousands of floating lanterns.
6) La Tomatina
When – August Where – Spain
Why you should go: Want to bring the memories of ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara‘ to your life? Imagine standing amidst thousands of people from all corners of the world fighting with more than thousand tons of over-ripe tomatoes in a street. Sounds crazy?
7) Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
When – October 3 -11 Where – Albuquerque, New Mexico
Why you should go – Looking for a memorable hot air balloon experience? Pack your bags and head to the largest hot air balloon festival in the world. It’s one of the most marvelous experiences one can have on a vacation.
When – September – October Where – Munich, Germany
Why You Should Go – If your drink is Beer, then this is your fairyland. Drink beer in huge mugs (Teetotalers don’t need to worry: sodas and water are also available), eat traditional Bavarian food and enjoy yourself with hundreds of other people from all over the world, dancing and singing throughout the day.
9) Full Moon Party
When – All Year Round Where – Koh Phangan, Thailand
Why You should go – Are you a Party freak? Palm trees, white sand beaches and party all night – sounds Caribbean? Well, that’s the Full Moon Party – An all-night beach party on the island of Ko Pha Ngan in Thailand.