World Famous Festivals
Our hand-picked selection of the best festivals and events from around the world.
Songkran in Thailand, The most fun you'll have in the world's largest waterfight.
Chinese Sky Lantern Festival in Pingsi, Taiwan
The Albuquerque, New Mexico balloon festival, known as the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta®, is the world's largest hot air ballooning event. For nine days during the first full week of October, hundreds of colorful balloons float above the city each morning as dawn breaks over the Sandia Mountains. It's no wonder this visual feast is said to be the world's most photographed event.
The Kite Festival :: In Gujarat, Uttarayan is celebrated in the middle of January, and signifies the end of winter and the coming of spring. For a week, people from all walks of life, and age be damned, fly kites with abandon, creating patches of every imaginable colour in the blue skies above. Not even night can stop the Kite-flying craze. As soon as the sun sets, illuminated box Kites dot the night sky. Known as tukkals, these kites are often strung together in a line, adding to the beauty ...
Rio de Janeiro carnival, Rio de Janeiro
Holi Festival of Colors at the Krishna Temple
Running of the Bulls
From #BurningMan 2011. Once a year, tens of thousands of participants gather in Nevada's Black Rock Desert to create Black Rock City, a temporary community based on radical self expression. They depart one week later, having left no trace whatsoever. Ther's a place I would love to find myself once in a life.