Top 10 Worldwide Celebrations
“Celebrations are a time for joy, devotion, adoration, humility, faith, excitement, passion, fun, family and great memories. No matter what faith, what culture, rich or poor, celebrations form a part of life for all humans. Experiencing celebrations; especially those of another country or region, adds valuable insight to us and opens a window to the world around us. Choose to celebrate with the world, experience it first hand and be one of the lucky one’s who can celebrate the experience and share it with those who haven’t in words, pictures and art and relive it again and again.
Celebrate with us and enjoy!”
10. Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
One of the biggest parades in the world, which occurs before Lent on Ash
Wednesday. From costume competitions, samba dancers, traditional music, and
more than half a million tourists worldwide! The unique masks and Brazilian
costumes fill the city’s streets as onlookers observe this spectacular show.
9. Chinese New Year, China
Chinese New Year, China
A very significant holiday in the Chinese culture, which occurs between January to
February each year. This extravagent celebration is filled with genuine Chinese
cuisine, red envelopes, family traditions, Lion dances, booming celebrations, various
costumes, fireworks, and the celebration of another healthy and successful year.
8. Saint Patrick’s Day, Ireland
Saint Patrick’s Day, Ireland
Originating in Ireland and celebrating the arrival of Christianity, the USA & Europe
also celebrates this renowned holiday. The color green manifests itself in all parts of
the country – green dyed rivers, green clothing and jewelry, adorning green
shamrocks, and other innovative ways to spread this tradition. Modern day St.
Patrick’s Day consists of hearty celebrations, parties, and delicious food to
7. Yi Peng Lantern Festival, Thailand
Yi Peng Lantern Festival, Thailand
Based on Buddhist merit, lotus-shaped lanterns are released on water to fulfill
wishes and bring luck. The hypnotizing lights attract thousands of people, as each
make a wish and a surreal and mesmerizing view is seen above. This spirited festival
intermingled with Thai culture is a must-see!
6. Carnival of Venice, Italy
Carnival of Venice, Italy
A colorful and vibrant festival filled with masquerade and Venetian masks that take
place before Ash Wednesday. This attracts many theater groups to perform and the
distinct, mysterious, and elaborate masks pinpoint the main allure of the carnival.
Happening from February to March, be sure to check out this magnificent festival and
partake in the parties and culture that plays a role with it.
5. La Tomatina, Buñol, Spain
La Tomatina, Buñol, Spain
Held on the last Wednesday of August, this eccentric event consists of citizens and
tourists throwing tomatoes for pure fun. Tomato fights occur in the last of the Buñol
festivities as party-seekers from all over the world come to partake in the fun! This
crazy and exhilarating celebration is worth a visit as over 100 tons of tomatoes are
thrown and memories created.
4. Albuquerque International Balloon
Albuquerque International Balloon
Fiesta, New Mexico – Occurring in early October, over 750 giant hot air balloons take
flgiht in the air with distinctly shaped with unique designs and even illuminated into
the night. This nine day event is the largest hot air balloon festival in the world. This
magical experience entices thousands of spectators and is a visual feast that should
not be missed.
3. Eid Al-Fitr in Morocco
Eid Al-Fitr in Morocco
A worldwide celebration commemorating the end of the holy month of Ramadan for
Muslims; Morocco is one of the many countries in which Eid celebrations take suit
with the spotting of the crescent moon, and a feast which comprises of couscous,
dates, raisins, and many more Moroccan delicacies. An annual celebration with family
parties, Moroccan fashion, and a joyous ending to a month of selfreflection.
2. Holi, India
Originally a Hindu festival, which now attracts tourists worldwide and is acclaimed as
‘the festival of color’! As it occurs every spring, people commemorate a new season by
throwing color and celebrating with friends and family. Hindus gather, dance, and
sing as they enjoy the colorful festivities with delicious Indian sweets and cuisine.
1. Rose Parade, California