There are many cultures in the world, each one of them has unique traditions and some of these traditions have become so popular that there are festivals organized to celebrate them. People from all over the world come to these festivals to have the time of their lives.
In this list, you’ll find music festivals, air balloon festivals, and even a Golden Retriever festival! Maybe after reading this post, you’ll find the perfect activity for your next vacation.
In this Spanish festival called “La fiesta de Los Enharinados” people throw flour, vegetables, eggs and firecrackers at each other, it is celebrated on the 28th of December in Alicante, Spain. The town is covered in flour and many other things after this crazy festival. Now we’re wondering who’s in charge of cleaning the whole place up.
The floating umbrella festival
Every summer, these colorful umbrellas make the streets of Agueda even more beautiful; this town is located in the south of Porto, Portugal. The lined umbrellas reflect different colors because of sunlight. They have become so popular that people from other countries travel from far away just to see them. The sole purpose of this festival is to decorate the city, but also helps protect people from sun rays or rain.
Once a year during winter time, this festival is celebrated in the desert of Jaisalmer, India. People dance and sing a mix of romantic and tragic verses. The fair also has snake charmers, puppeteers, acrobats and folk artists. It sounds like a magical festival!
Boryeong Mud Festival
This annual festival takes place during the summer in Seoul, South Korea. You can find a mud pool, mud slides, mud prison and mud skiing competitions; it is celebrated in the Daecheon beach area for a period of two weeks. It might seem a bit messy but we’re pretty sure you’ll have lots of fun playing in the mud.
Baby jumping festival
This festival is considered one of the weirdest festivals in Spain. The Baby Jumping festival dates back to 1621. Men dressed as the Devil jump over babies born during the previous twelve months of the year, it is supposed to cleanse the baby of original sin.
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
This is an annual hot air balloon festival, according to balloonfiesta.com, “For nine days in October, the New Mexico skies are painted as hundreds of balloons lift off from Albuquerque's Balloon Fiesta Park. Nothing rivals the power of Mass Ascension on crisp early mornings as these graceful giants leave the ground to take their place in the cerulean desert sky. For ballooning fans worldwide, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a pilgrimage.”