Festivals, ceremonies, and celebrations provide fantastic opportunities to explore a destination. They allow you to immerse yourself in different cultures and traditions, participate in local activities, and meet new people from around the world.
Our world is brimming with exciting and eccentric events, and this mega list showcases the coolest, craziest, messiest, most colorful, and grandest festivals from every corner of the globe.
From massive food fights like grape throwing and tomato battling, to underwater music festivals and high-energy jumping fiestas, to awe-inspiring light and dance festivals, as well as exuberant color and mud celebrations – there’s something for everyone.
When planning your holidays, be sure to check if the countries you’re visiting have any festivals or events and schedule your trip accordingly.
To learn more about these incredible festivals, explore our detailed wiki-guide and watch engaging videos.