The Harbin Festival

5th January-28th February, 2016

Featuring 6 metre tall carvings and life sized buildings, the Harbin Festival is the worlds largest snow and ice festival. Rug up.

Up Helly Aa Fire Festival

26th January, 2016

This is Europes largest fire festival and includes burning viking ships and marks the end of the yule season in Scotland.

Entroida Festival

28th January - 9th February, 2016

This Galician festival is one of the most crazy ones and includes masked men invading your home and eating all your food or throwing fire ants in your face. Farrapanda culminates the end of the festival with people meeting in the city to throw rags filled with mud, ash, dirt, and fire ants at each other. Sound fun?

Kölner Karneval

4th-10th February, 2016

This Street carnival, a week-long street festival, also called "the crazy days", takes place between the Fat Thursday (Weiberfastnacht) and ends on Ash Wednesday (Aschermittwoch). All through these days, Cologne folks go out masqueraded. its a lot of fun and shows that the germans can party, and party hard.

Carnaval Rio

5th-9th February, 2015

Non stop party with colourful parades, loud samba music, friendly locals and tasty cocktails. Everydays a party, everynights an experience.

Mardi Gras, New Orleans

9th February, 2016

Being traced back to medieval Europe, this Mardi Gras has countless parades and will keep up partying 24/7. Its nicknamed "The Greatest Free Show On Earth" so it must be good!

Lantern Festival

22nd February, 2016

If you are sky gazer then head to the Lantern festival in Taiwan and watch the sky light up during one of the world’s largest lantern festivals. One of the most spectacular sights you will see.

Holi

23rd March, 2016

Held mainly in India and Nepal, Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours, celebrates the end of winter and the beginning of spring. The morning after the initial celebration has people chasing and colouring each other with dry powder and coloured water, with some carrying water guns and coloured water-filled balloons for their water fight. It’s fun, safe, and free. Just remember to bring your own dye.

The Red Neck Games

May, 2015

Held in Augusta in the United States this event includes many activities like toilet seat throwing, hub cap hurling, and armit serenade. The event was cancelled in 2014 so lets hope sponsors get on board for 2015.

The Cheese Rolling Festival

30th May, 2016

Held at Coopers Hill near Gloucester, a 9 lb. round of Double Gloucester cheese is rolled from the top of the hill with competitors racing down the hill after it. The first person over the finish line at the bottom of the hill wins the cheese. 

Running of the Bulls

6th-14th July, 2015

Why not try your hand at running with the bulls? Race against 15 bulls over 800 metres.  Beware each year 200-300 people are hurt. Balls out!

Boryeong Mud Festival

15th-24th July, 2016

Taking part in the town of Boryeong, South Korea this international mud fight attracts over 2 million visitors from all over the world. 

 

Tomorrowland

22nd -24th July, 2016

Over 100,000 flock to Tomorrowland in Belgium to enjoy one of the worlds largest electronic dance music festivals. Its quickly become the must attend music festival of the year.

Burning Man Festival

28th August- 5th September, 2016

Burning Man is where humans go to shed themselves of the conventions of society. If you want a break from the ordinary and want to party 24/7, then head to the deserts of Nevada.

La Tomatina

31st August, 2015

La Tomatina is the worlds biggest food festival held in the tiny city of Buñol, near Valencia in Spain. On the last Wednesday of every August the tiny town of 9,000 people grows to over 40,000 maniacs throwing old tomatoes at everybody and anybody. If you like it dirty, you’ll like it here.

Las Bolas de Fuego

31st August, 2016

Ok so we like throwing things at each other. We admit it. Around a 100 years ago a volcano almost completely destroyed the small town of Nejapa in El Salvador. Since then every year residents have gathered together in the town square for very a appropriately themed celebration consisting of throwing flaming rags at one another.

Oktoberfest

17th September- 3rd October, 2016

Munich, Germany holds the biggest beer festival in the world with more than $96,178,668 worth of beer being served everyday. Or try Stuttgart during the same time for a more authentic and less touristy version.

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