The biggest Chinese holiday, with dragons, fireworks, symbolic clothing, flowers, lanterns, and celebration, everywhere in China, and even in other Asian countries.
The Carnival of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
02/01/2014 - 02/28/2014
A week of extravagant parades, dancing, colors, and alcohol makes this one of the most exciting and well-known festivals in the world.
Saint Patrick’s Day Festival, Dublin, Ireland:
03/16/2014 - 03/17/2014
There is a parade, costumes, music, comedy, film, and drinking. Learn more about St. Patrick’s Day
Songkran Water Festival, Thailand
04/13/2014 - 04/15/2014
The Thai New Year festival falls on some of the hottest days in Thailand, and people celebrate by throwing water on each other, using water guns, buckets, hoses- whatever they can get their hands on. Learn more about Songkran.
Festival of the Sun,Peru
Expositions, street fairs, and live music mark the celebration of the sun god.
San Fermin Festiva, Pamplona, Spain
07/01/2014 - 07/31/2014
There are many events including folkloric ones, but the most famous is the running of the bull.
Obon Fesitval, Japan
08/01/2014 - 08/31/2014
Families release floating lanterns into the water to represent their ancestors’ spirits being sent off.
Oktoberfest, Munich, Germany
09/21/2014 - 10/04/2014
One word: beer. This festival is now held all around the world. It is an important part of Bavarian culture.
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, New Mexico
10/01/2014 - 10/11/2014
Over 750 hot air balloons take to the skies, some are illuminated at night, and some are uniquely shaped.
Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), Mexico
Friends and family gather to celebrate loved ones who have passed on, through elaborate traditions of food, art, colors, and culture.
Junkanoo, Nassau, Bahamas
12/26/2014 - 01/01/2015
A street festival with art, music, culture, elaborate costumes, and a parade, to bring in the new year.