Top 10 Most Fun Festivals In the World

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6. Diwali, India

The festival of lights is definitely one which has to be mentioned for it’s revelry. It is an ancient Hindu festival, celebrated in autumn every year. It signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, hope over despair, good over evil. Before Diwali night, people clean, renovate and decorate their houses. On Diwali night, Hindus wear new clothes, have a family puja and a magnificent family feast, which includes having delicious sweets. There is exchange of gifts among friends and family and of course there is the lighting of diyas and decorating the house with lights to celebrate this joyous occasion. Not to forget, Diwali celebration also includes the bursting of firecrackers. This festival is full of fun as near and dear gather to celebrate every year!

7. Night of the Witches, Mexico

If witches and wizards have a spiritual home,it may as well be the Mexican town of Catemaco. Witchcraft traditions in this part of Mexico go back centuries and in 1970’s a local shaman had the ridiculously brilliant idea to host a witchcraft convention! The idea stuck and now every year, hundreds of shamans, witches and healers descend upon Catemaco,to perform a mass cleansing ceremony designed to rid them of the previous year’s negative energies. What you should except from this festival is something more of “Bewitched” rather than the “Blair Witch Project”. Floods of visitors head into this little town to grab a shamanic consultation and to eat, drink and make merry in a bizarre mix of other worldly fervour and hedonistic indulgence. At the ceremony itself, there’s a stage featuring song and dance performances and stalls selling various amulets – just the place to find that lucky rabbit’s foot you were looking for!

8. Holi, India

Holi is a spring festival, also known as the festival of colours or the festival of love. Though it is mainly celebrated by Hindus or people of Indian origin, it has become familiar with a lot of other communities in Asia as well as outside Asia. The festivies begin with a ‘Holika’ bonfire , the night before the festival where people gather, sing and dance. On the day of the festival it is a carnival of colours, where participants play and chase each other with dry colours and coloured water, some carrying water guns and others, water balloons. The frolic and fight with colours occurs in open streets, where anyone and everyone is fair game. People visit friends and family, eat delicacies and sweets, drink and enjoy this festival to the fullest!

9. Carnival of Venice, Italy

Carnivale de Venezia, is an annual festival held in Venice Italy, being celebrated since the 13th century. The festival is famed for its elaborate masks. You can see people flock from all over the world to attend this festival, making it unarguably one of the best parties. Masks have always been a part of the Venetian festival; the masks being of various types and undoubtedly brilliant. This masked festival is one that everybody should go to, to experience the elegant display of masks and to revel in the traditional festivities.

10. Saint Patrick’s Day, Ireland

Saint Patrick’s Day or the Feast of Saint Patrick is a cultural and religious celebration occuring annually on the 17th of March, the death day of the most commonly recognised patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. The festival commemorates the arrival of Christianity in Ireland as well as celebrating Irish heritage and culture. Saint Patrick’s Day is now celebrated by many people throughout the world, Irish and non-Irish alike, with food,drink and all things green. It has been observed as a religious festival in Ireland for over thousand years, though only recently recognised for the celebration of the Irish heritage and culture. There is a scrumptious feast, drinks all around and true Irish culture reflected in this festival. A Saint Patrick’s Day parade is also held in Dublin. It is a fun festival, as people join in the festivities, keeping true to their heritage.

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