There are hundreds of festivals around the world every year, which makes it difficult to experience them all. But if you are interested in knowing the best festivals to go to, you’ve come to the tight place because we have narrowed down the best festivals in the world to bring you a list of the top 5 festivals to visit.
5. Wakakusa Yamayaki
This Japanese festival takes place in Nara, Japan every January and is considered one of the best festivals in the world. The name of the festival translates to “Mountain Roast, which is exactly what they do. On the fourth Saturday in January, the dead patch of grass on the hills of Mount Wakakusayama is set on fire after an epic fireworks display.
The fire is said to burn for over an hour and can be seen from anywhere in the city.
The Sundance Movie Festival takes place every January in Utah, and is one of the most famous movie festivals in the world. Unlike most movie festivals, the Sundance festival celebrates independent movies.
The festival is held in a small town I n Utah, so it isn’t the most glamorous, but if you are a film buff that enjoys watching independent films and want to meet a few celebrities while you’re at it, this is the festival for you.
3. Sky Lantern Festival
This is a festival held in Pingxi, Taiwan every February, dating back to the Xing Dynasty thousands of years ago.
Back then, village watchmen used fire balloons to signal residents that it was safe to go back home after raiders had been through the town. Today, the fire balloons are used to mark the end of the Chinese New Year by symbolizing letting go of the past and old ways, and embracing the future.
2. Mardi Gras
No list about festivals would be complete without mentioning Mardi Gras, which takes place in New Orleans, Louisiana in February every year. If you’re looking for a good time, Mardi Gras is the wildest party in the United States every year. Just make sure you have your enough beads with you.
1. Rio Carnival
This is probably the biggest festival in the world with millions of people filling the streets of Rio every February before the start of Lent.
The streets of Rio are filled with floats, revelers and a lot of people trying to have a good time. You will also see some of the most beautiful costumes in the world and some of the best dancers in the world.