Festivals are a great way to celebrate with your friends and family. They usually involve food, dancing, music and fun. They can be organised for a wide range of reasons, and they’re a good opportunity to learn about the culture of your new country.
In the United States, for example, there are plenty of different festivals to attend, whether you’re a party animal or you want to understand the culture behind the celebrations. There are also festivals that focus on religion or other aspects of a particular community.
If you’re an avid music fan then there are many incredible music festivals around the world that you can attend. From large scale events to small, intimate performances, you’re sure to find the perfect event for you and your friends.
Rock in Rio is arguably the best music festival in South America, with millions of people in attendance every year. Originally started in the 1980s, it has a fantastic reputation for uplifting the local economy and is one of the best ways to see some incredible musical talent.
The Karneval der Kulturen is a big music and dance festival in Berlin, Germany. With a huge line-up of musical acts and dance displays, it’s a fantastic way to get an idea of the city’s diverse community and is often regarded as being amongst the hippest festivals in the world.
It’s not just the music that makes this festival so special though, it’s also the fact that they have an inclusive approach and are committed to promoting equality across all walks of life. Over four days, 1.5 million people come to see the dance shows and the wide array of genres that are represented.
Having been started as a means to raise money for charities, this festival has become an integral part of the city’s cultural landscape and is definitely worth seeing. It’s a fantastic chance to see some of the world’s biggest names and is always a great place to take your kids as they can see so many different acts in one go, from hip hop and electronic music to traditional dance.
Another festival to consider if you like your music a bit more niche is La Tomatina, held in the Valencian town of Bunol every August. The name itself is a play on the word tomatina, which means tomato, but it’s more than just tomatoes. It’s a crazy party, with lots of people throwing the fruit at each other, and it’s not just for the haters either.
This is probably the most bizarre of all the festivals but it’s a must if you love the viking theme, so if you have a penchant for anything a little bit more outlandish then this is one to check out. A real-life viking will be on the lead of the parade with fire torches, and the hourly firework display is guaranteed to leave you breathless.
There are so many other amazing festivals that take place all over the world but there are a few that really stand out as some of the most exciting and prestigious. From the Burning Man festival in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert to the Mawazine Music and Arts Festival in Morocco, there are some truly spectacular festivals that you can attend if you want to celebrate with your friends or family.