Life will be incomplete without Festivals . Every country and society are known for and by their own distinctive festivals. Every culture has its own unique festivals and there are many that may seem quite strange to a person from a different culture. Some festivals are really fun. There are also certain famous festivals, where tourists come from different parts of the world. Here is a list of top 10 best festivals around the world. The People who celebrate with different traditions and cultures.
1. Boreyung Mud Festival
The Boreyung mud festival is really the most fun anybody can ever have. It’s an annual festival and is held in the summers in Seoul, South Korea. The mud is taken from the Boryeong mud flats, and sent to the Daecheon beach area where the party happens. Originally though, the festival was started to promote Boryeong mud cosmetics. The festival goes on for two weeks and commences in the last week of July.
2. La Tomatina Festival
The Indian movie “Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara” popularized the famous La Tomatina festival in the country. As the name suggests, people hurl tomatoes at each other (you squeeze the tomato first so it doesn’t hurt). The event is conducted on the last Wednesday of the August month and is celebrated in Bunol. The festival was banned for many years but then somehow the ban had to be lifted as its really very popular.
4. Tunarama festival
This festival began in 1960 with the target market being the entire family; free entertainment, competitions and contests have since been organized for all age groups. The Tunarama festival has been held over the Australia Day long weekend. The main event here is tossing a big tuna as far as you can.
5. Songkran festival
The Songkran is celebrated alongside the Thai new year (around 13-15 April). The highlight is lots and lots of water fighting. The traditional water pouring is actually symbolic of washing the previous year’s bad luck, sins and negativity.
7. San Fermin Festival
The San Fermin is a very famous festival depicted in the movie “Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara”. It is possibly a lot more dangerous than it actually seems to be as its revenge time for the bulls. The bulls are always tamed at the time of the bull fight and they’re only let loose later. It is celebrated for over a week around 7th July in Pampalona.
8. Night of the Radishes
The radishes were introduced to Mexicans by Spaniards particularly the friars and eventually became a part of the meals as a side dish or a snack. The night of the radishes is celebrated in Mexico every year before Christmas. It’s said that this one year the yield was really good and the radishes were thus displayed along with other caved varieties and the tradition grew stronger.
10. Cheese Rolling Festival
The Cooper’s Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake is an annual event held on the Spring Bank Holiday at Cooper’s Hill near Gloucester in England. It was actually only a custom of the people of the local village of Brockworth but people from all over the world come and attend this festival.
11. 8 Up Helly AA
On the last Tuesday of every January, Shetland sees the Vikings come alive. It’s known for very large processions with torches and the burning of a galley. The original event had a lot of tar barrelling but the current is more organised procession with a main leader or Guizer leading the squad.
13. 9 Battle of The Oranges
Another food fight festival. The battle of the oranges takes place in the Italian town Ivrea which marks this historic carnival with an epic three day food fight. Participants throw more than 250kg of fruit at each other for fun during the Battle of the Oranges. It’s an yearly festival and is celebrated in February.
14. 10 Wife Carrying
All married ladies would probably love participating in this Finnish festival where they’ll be carried by their respective husbands. Its a race with multiple hurdles which need to be crossed by the couple. The winner gets the wife’s weight in beer.