#11 – Brazilian Carnival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This is Rio Carnaval – February 28 – March 4 (for 2014).
There are two things nobody can ban in Brazil: play soccer and enjoy Brazilian Carnival. The whole country is dancing and having fun. Nobody goes to work. Employers got used to it.
#10 – Oktoberfest, Munich, Germany
Good beer, good meat and good people!
You should visit Oktoberfest at least once. You haven’t ever seen so many drunk people. However, it is not about getting drunk. Oktoberfest is about having fun, meeting new friends and enjoying the best beer in the world. Remember, it’s last weeks of September!
#9 – Snow & Ice Festival, Harbin, China
Welcome to a parallel Universe!
This is the largest festival of ice and snow sculptures in the world! All sculptures look pretty impressive. Some of them are actually like full sized buildings.
#8 – Holi (Celebrated Around the Globe)
Hindus around the world celebrate Holi on March 27 (for 2014).
This festival is known as the Festival of Colors. Why? Look at this pic! In such a way people celebrate the end of the winter!
#7 – Cascamorras, Baza, Spain
These people reenact stealing of a statue Virgen de la Piedad, although it happened long ago, 500 years ago, to be exact. As a rule, people throw mind blowing parties afterwards.
#6 – Carnival of Venice, Venice, Italy
The best masked festival in the world!
This festival has been celebrated since 13th century. Since then, this is an extremely popular event, and thousands of people eagerly visit it.
#5 – Up Helly Aa Fire Festival, Lerwick, Scotland
This is how Vikings celebrate!
This is the largest fire festival in the world. These Vikings burn a full sized ship! Looks very impressive and a bit scary!
#4 – Tomorrowland, Boom, Belgium
Electronic dance music rules!
It’s one of the largest festivals of electronic music in the world! It’s more than just music. It’s like a huge family!
#3 – La Tomatina, Bunol, Spain
For tomato lovers!
In 1945, during a parade, some folks started throwing tomatoes at each other. This has become a tradition. Well, it is a nice tradition, we should admit!
#2 – Running of the Bulls, Pamplona, Spain
Run, Forrest, run!
Every year, people in Pamplona run away from angry bulls. It is an old tradition and a good chance to improve your running skills.
#1 – Kirpinar Oil Wrestling Tournament, Erdine, Turkey
A festival for real men!
This picture needs no comments! Men covered in olive oil decide who’s the strongest. Cool wrestling!