Traditions, festivals and sweet berries. We love them all! We know very well about the festivals of our own land, but there are so many crazy festivals out there that will astound you from your soul within! Here are the festivals listed just for you to know!
1. Festa de Sao Joao in Porto, Portugal
One of the exuberant festivals that comes alive each year from 23rd of June through 24th June in the city of Porto when all the devotes of Saint John come out on the streets to pay tribute. The land of Porto sparkles with bright lights, dancing parades, bonfires and the sky shines with fireworks. The accolade paying party encompasses all the sacred and worldly traditions mixed with many strong emotions!
2. Festival Lent, Maribor in Slovenia
One of the biggest festivals ever! This festival includes about 400 different kind of events, dances and whatnot. There are also concerts from wide range of music including classic to folk music! Other events like theatre, fireworks, lightning and some creative workshops for children are often held at the festival.
3. The Strawberry festival in Martell, South Tyrol
The strawberries are germinated and ripen at the height of 1300 meters and end up with a pleasing aroma that stays in your heart forever! Generally, the festival is celebrated in the third week of June, mostly on June 23rd to June 24th where every individual in the entire Martell Valley adores the sweet delicacies made by strawberries.
4. Harley Davidson Festival in Alsoors, Hungary
The hot rod, the legendary Harley Davidson is undoubtedly one of the most loved and renowned motorbikes around the globe. From June 6th to June 10th all the fond Harley Davidson motorbike owners, with their macho leather jackets and biker helmets, haul their rides to the lake Batalon and organize contests like arm wrestling, barrel rolling and often perform flabbergasting stunts that are a delight to watch!
5. Viking Festival in Hafanarfjordur, Iceland
Get bottled into the life of the legendary Vikings of Iceland’s who are still renowned for their way too effective combat skills. This festival in Iceland gives you and essence of a life of a Viking and you can also learn or practice your bow and arrow skills, spear throwing and many other weapon and combat skills in the festival!
6. The Rio de Janeiro Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This is one of the majestic festivals of the world and immensely well known. It is held just before the Slovenian festival Lent. Over 2 million people flock to the streets to commemorate this grand festival which has been rooted in the Brazilian culture since 18th century! The parade of Rio carnival includes revellers, floats and embellishments from multiple samba schools from Rio itself!
7. Boryeong Mud Festival in South Korea
Probably the dirtiest festival of all and yet is it grips you with its enthralling nature! The tale behind this festival is actually a cosmetic company which developed a line of beauty products mainly made from mud. The Korean people liked it so much that they staunched an entire festival to it which includes mud pools, mud slides, mud prisons and whatnot! And for those who had enough of the mud-fun, they can enjoy peaceful acupuncture or rocking music at live concerts!
8. Running of The Bulls in Pamplona, Spain
The craziest fetes of all time! It includes literally running from the group of bulls as they are made to chase you on a narrow street. Every year, about 200 to 300 people are injured and rushed to the hospitals by the ambulances already present at the location! The festival demands a lion’s soul to participate!
9. La Tomatina in Spain
As the name says, this festival is all about fun with tomatoes. People hit each other, dance, sleep, slide and do whatever the hell they want in the sea of tomatoes. This festival is the one you just can’t afford to miss in your entire life!
10. Songkran Water Festival – Thailand
Celebrated on the hottest time of the year, this festival includes splashing each other with water guns, water balloons and whatever you can get your hands on! Sometimes, chalk or menthol is mixed with the water for a cooling sensation. People rain each other with plenty of water for fun and good luck.