A festival is an event that is commemorated for the characteristics or aspects it shares with various religions or cultures.

Moreover, a festival constitutes typical cases of glocalization -- modified imported cultural practices or ideas that conform with the local norms. Festivals were often done to fulfill specific communal purposes, but there are others also celebrate oneness among others. 


15 of the Best Festivals in the World | Road Affair


Europe-Based Festivals
  • The Carnival of Venice, Italy. It is an internationally acclaimed festival. It is celebrated 40 days before Easter
  • Oktoberfest in Munich Germany - This festival is one of the biggest festivals in Europe and it starts during late September up until the first weekend in October
  • The ultimate food fight festival, otherwise known as La Tomatina, is held every August in Bunol, Spain to let out frustrations in the friendliest way possible
  • St. Patrick's Day is incredibly celebrated by Ireland and many other places every March 17th
  • Krampus Run in Austria is celebrated from late November until Christmas.


Asia-based Festivals
  • The Holi Festival in India and Nepal is one of the biggest religious festivals around the world. (February-March)
  • The Boryeong Mud Festival in South Korea is celebrated every July for its nutrient-rich mud
  • The Songkran Water Festival in Thailand is highly anticipated to celebrate the traditional New Year every April
  • The Lantern Festival is held in Chiang Mai, Thailand. It is celebrated on the full moon of the twelfth lunar month to symbolize new beginnings.
  • The Harbin Ice and Snow Festival is a beloved festival in China that is celebrated every January until February.


The Americas-based Festivals
  • In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the Rio Carnival is widely known and celebrated on a Friday up until a day shy of Ash Wednesday.
  • The Albuquerque International Balloon Festival in the United States is celebrated in early October.
  • Dia de los Muertos in Mexico is known as the celebration of the dead. It occurs from October 21st to Nov 2nd.
  • Another American festival is the Burning Man in Black Rock City, Nevada which happens every last Sunday of August until the first Monday of September.
  • In Antigua, Guatemala, the Semana Satana is celebrated during the Holy Week up to Easter Sunday.



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