Top 10 World Festivals

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Amongst hundreds of thousands of festivals around the world, we present you a piece of festivals that are outstanding and attractive as well being celebrated countrywide. 

Each festival has its different color and features that inspires very much your travel sense and there is no better way to experience it than planning well your travel. The date of festivals varies differently each year according to the local customes, we will keep update for next season. 

St Patrick's Festival
Where? Dublin, Ireland (and the rest of Ireland) 
Every city, town and village in Ireland celebrates like never before on March 17th of every year, so if you're lucky enough to be in Ireland then be prepared for a day and night you'll never forget. If you're in Dublin before and after the event, don't expect a rest - in the capital, the festivities last for five whole days. As well as the parade on the big day, other events include street fairs, 'ceilidhs' (traditional Irish music dances) and much more.

China New Year
Chinese Spring Festival, also called Lunar New Year, has more than 4,000 years of history. Being one of the traditional Chinese festivals, it is the grandest and the most important festival for Chinese people. It is also the time for the whole families to get together, which is similar with Christmas Day to the westerners. Originating during the Shang Dynasty (about 17th - 11th century BC), Spring Festival, which celebrates family reunion, is full of rich and colorful activities, and hopes with the advent of spring and flowers blossoming. People from different regions and different ethnic groups celebrate it in their unique ways.

Queen’s Day
Where? Netherlands
Millions of people in the Netherlands celebrate the country's national day – Queen's Day. In Amsterdam alone, over a million people take to the streets. If you're lucky enough to be there for the biggest festival on the Dutch calendar you'll witness one of the craziest and busiest events to take place on the planet. There are some things to note when at it – almost everybody wears something orange, the festival actually begins the night before (known as ‘Queen’s Night’), and make sure you have a few euro to buy something as there are people selling all types of everything everywhere as it’s the only day of the year where you can sell items openly on the street without having to have a permit.

Las Fallas
Where? Valencia, Spain
It's a bit of a cliché when it comes to some events, but Las Fallas really does have to be seen to be believed. A pyromaniac's dream come true, this is a festival that's centred around fireworks spectacles during the day as well as the night. Every day at 2pm the 'Mascleta' (a fireworks display that relies on sound) awakes the city with a BOOM. Over the course of rest of the festival is the burning of the 'fallas' – enormous and elaborate paper mache sculptures, painstakingly made over months and then set on fire.

Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Where? Melbourne, Australia When?
There are three major comedy festivals to take place around the world throughout the year – the Melbourne Comedy Festival is one of them. Attracting top comedians from both Australia and overseas, the festival was launched in 1987 by veteran Australian comedian Barry Humphries and British comedian Peter Cook. These days it entertains over 80,000 comedy-goers annually, who laugh and chortle at over 100 acts at venues all over the city. This year’s highlights include American comedian Ruby Wax, with many more acts to be announced soon.

Canada Day
Where? Cities and towns throughout Canada
This day marks the anniversary of the enactment of the British North America Act which took place on July 1st, 1867, and united two British colonies and a province of the British Empire into one single country. This is by far the biggest event on the Canadian calendar. Cities all over the country celebrate with a host of events. These include free concerts, colourful parades, air shows, maritime activities and, of course, the obligatory fireworks displays.
American Independence DayWhere? Cities and towns throughout USA When? July 4thIndependence Day commemorates the Declaration of the Independence which was adopted on July 4th, 1776, and declared America’s independence from the United Kingdom. Also known simply as the Fourth of July, there isn’t a single city or town in USA that doesn’t celebrate the occasion with gusto. To do this, families get together for barbecues, lively street parties take place, parades march through towns, live concerts are staged and, as this is the biggest event in USA along with Thanksgiving, the day usually ends with a mind-boggling fireworks display

Bastille Day
Where? Cities and towns throughout France
Commemorating the uprising that marked the beginning of the French Revolution, Bastille Day is the biggest national holiday to take place in France. While there isn’t a city, town or village throughout the country that doesn’t do something to mark the event, the best place to celebrate it is in Paris. Here the celebrations start all over the city the night before, particularly around Place de la Bastille. Then on the big day itself a huge parade marches through the city and down the famous Champs-Élysées. Then the day ends in style with a mind-blowing fireworks display at the country’s most iconic landmark, the Eiffel Tower.

La Tomatina
Where? Bunol, Spain 
There aren’t many festivals around the world where the object of the event is to throw vegetables at each other. But the main focus of La Tomatina in the Spanish town of Buñol near Valencia is just that. That’s what makes it so unique! For this festival, which originated in 1944, you’ll do nothing but throw tomatoes at those unfortunate to be in your vicinity at the time. If you go, expect every pick of clothing on you (and not to mention your hair) to go red! And if are lucky enough to make it, make sure to be well equipped with goggles to protect your eyes. Nobody likes citric acid in their eyes.

Where? Munich
Attracting over six million people every year, Oktoberfest is the largest public festival in the world. It’s held over three weeks every September and the beginning of October – it was moved back to September some years ago due to the climate, would you believe. People from all over the world flock to the Bavarian capital to eat large sausages, make new friends, ride rollercoasters and (most importantly) drink copious and copious amounts of beer from giant glasses. And it’s been going on for about 200 years!