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6 Festivals In The World You Don’t Want To Miss

6 Festivals In The World You Don’t Want To Miss


You are a world traveler who enjoys going to festivals all over the world. Each festival is a great memory for you and now you are looking for more great festivals to explore. You know that you must do your research to find the best places that will interest you most. As you begin to google the internet, you realize that there are a number of festivals for you to try.

This article will show you 6 festivals around the world that you do not want to miss. These festivals are in locations from all over the world and will carry excitement, adventure and culture like you will never find anywhere.

1. Rio Carnival – Brazil

The Rio Carnival in Brazil is one of the most festive carnivals in the world. Brazil is known for being one of the best places to travel for tourists who wanting something special. The Rio Carnival is held annually in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At any given time, there are up to 2 million people in the streets celebrating with samba dancing and fancy exotic costumes. The festival normally runs from Friday until Wednesday, but many have been known to turn it into a 10 day holiday. The Rio Carnival festival started back in the 1700’s and is one of the most colorful festivals in the world.

2. Notting Hill Carnival – United Kingdom

This festival is one of the world’s largest street festivals with an estimated 1 million people taking to the streets daily to celebrate the culture and traditions of the capital’s Caribbean communities. It takes place in London and offers steel bands, Soca floats and live music. The Notting Hill Carnival is an important event in the United Kingdom and was voted by the public to be on the list of Icons of England. There are many cheap flights going to United Kingdom with special discounts that can be taken advantage of by world travelers who often have a lot of frequent flyer miles.

3. The Carnival of Venice – Italy

This is another great carnival that is held annually. The Carnival of Venice is known for the great masks that are worn both by the carnival participants and the people in the streets. The Carnival of Venice often hosts up to 1 million people on the streets. It was based upon the idea of 40 days of Lent when eating and drinking were banned. The idea comes from people being able to party, eat and drink before the 40 days of Lent arrived.

4. Holi – India, Nepal

The Holi festival is another annual festival held in India and Nepal. It is based around the Krishna. His skin was a blue color and he was afraid that his love Radha would not accept him, so he had her face colored to match his. The Holi is named “The Festival of Colors”. It is famous for its dancing in the streets, people eating delicacies and spraying colors on each other.

5. Just For Laughs – Canada

The Just For Laughs festival is considered one of the largest comedy festivals in the world. It is held in Montreal, Quebec and features up to 12 comedy acts, themed shows, comedy galas and other free events. The Just for Laughs festival was created in 1983 by festival producer Gilbert Rozon.

6. Haro Wine Festival – Spain

The San Vino Wine fight held in Haro Spain is one of the largest wine parties in the world. The people, who are both tourists and residents will bring their bottles, containers and water pistols with red wine to the festival streets. They then climb the mountain in La Rioja, Spain and pour the red wine all over each other. The festival is held annually and can host up to 1 million people at a time on the Spanish streets of Haro. The San Vino Wine fight begins at 7am on June 27th each year and runs through June 30th.

As a world traveler, you may want to try some if not all of these festivals. Each festival offering a different tradition and culture for you to try. Each one offering the adventure and fun that you seek. And each one is in different parts of the world for you to explore. From enjoying Brazil with the Rio Carnival to wine fighting in Haro Spain, you will become more knowledgeable about the cultures and traditions that each destination has to offer. Depending upon your preference and tastes of what you personally enjoy, you can find much satisfaction in every festival above that you try. So make sure that you have your passport ready for an amazing time filled with fun and new adventures.

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Carmen Edelson is the Founder of Carmen's Luxury Travel. Carmen has been traveling the world for over a decade. Her travels allow her the opportunity to pursue her itch to travel to the best luxury destinations, and experience those first class tastes from around the world.


  1. Mahima
    February 4, 2019 at 2:57 am

    Really nice blog and beautiful pictures would love to visit that places once.
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    • Carmen Edelson
      February 4, 2019 at 1:16 pm

      I hope you get to go to one of them at least, Mahima 🙂

  2. fiona
    February 4, 2019 at 10:09 am

    A great choice of festivals, reading your article reminded me of how much fun there is to be had at a festival. The last festival I went to was Woodford Folk Festival just north of Brisbane. It was one of the most memorable New Year Celebration parties I’ve ever been to. The best bit was the Hilltop Sunrise Ceremony. Listening to the monks chant as the sun rises is a remarkably fresh way to embark upon a New Year.
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    • Carmen Edelson
      February 4, 2019 at 1:16 pm

      Wow that sounds absolutely incredible, Fiona! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  3. Indya | The Small Adventurer
    February 5, 2019 at 1:23 am

    Isn’t the world amazing?! It’s awesome to see what other countries enjoy celebrating, and I would LOVE to witness at least one of these events in real life. I think I’d most like to visit India during Holi!
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    • Carmen Edelson
      February 7, 2019 at 3:01 pm

      Yes, Holi sounds like its out of this world!

  4. Becky @ Disney in your Day
    February 5, 2019 at 10:29 am

    This all sound wonderful and I’d love to visit any of them! But Brazil and Venice are so well know they are definitely at the top of my list.

    • Carmen Edelson
      February 7, 2019 at 3:01 pm

      Both are great choices 🙂

  5. Beth
    February 5, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    All of these look like a lot of fun for people who don’t mind being in a crowd. I love to see how people celebrate around the world, but I don’t enjoy crowds.

    • Carmen Edelson
      February 7, 2019 at 3:02 pm

      I totally understand what you mean, Beth!

  6. Rebekah
    February 5, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    Ummm, a wine festival??? Yes, please! All of these look like great ideas!

    • Carmen Edelson
      February 7, 2019 at 3:02 pm

      Ha, that’s my first choice too 😉

  7. Jenn - The Solivagant Soul
    February 6, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    Such a cool post! although I would have changed the festival in Haro for la Tomatina =). I have been to a couple of these I hope to visit them all soon! Thank you for such a cool compilation!
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    • Carmen Edelson
      February 7, 2019 at 3:03 pm

      Oh yes I’ve heard of that one but sounds a bit too chaotic for me 😉

  8. Luis Lopez
    February 7, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    Such a valuable post!!!! Thanks for sharing
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    • Carmen Edelson
      February 10, 2019 at 7:01 pm

      You’re so welcome, Luis! Thanks for reading.

  9. jade goddard
    February 10, 2019 at 7:20 am

    oh my them photos are amazing!! what camera do you use?? loved this post looked like you had an amazing time <3

    • Carmen Edelson
      February 10, 2019 at 7:02 pm

      Thank you so much! Love any of Canon’s SLR models.

  10. TravelTear
    February 19, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    Thanks for sharing the list of festivals! 🙂 I’m from India and Holi is definitely a colorful festival here. Foreigners visit India during this time and celebrate along with us. Diwali is also another popular Indian festival. ^_^
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    • Carmen Edelson
      February 20, 2019 at 3:07 pm

      You’re very welcome! I’d love to experience Diwali too.

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