There are so many enthralling, interesting, popular, alluring festivals in the world – there are guaranteed thrills for everyone. In Spain, August is your time for fun and laughter with ripe tomatoes which are hurled at as many people as you can. Thousands upon thousands of tomato-bearing people join in as truckloads of tomatoes arrive in Buñol for La Tomatina. This festival which essentially lasts just a couples of hours, is in celebration of Buñol’s patron saint. An estimated 125,000 kg of tomatoes are used, turning everyone and the town a sticky red.

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One of the top 5 most popular festivals has to be the Rio Carnival in Brazil. Held over 4 days in February, its the biggest in the world with hundreds of street parties happening and thousands of litres of beer being drunk. The festival is known for its spectacular parades of colourful floats and dancers. Influenced by the Hippie era, The 5-day Glastonbury Festival in England is packed full of dance, theatre, circuses, music and other arts. This music festival is the largest greenfield festival in the world, being attended by close to 180 000 people.

New Year Celebrations Light the Sky

Diwali is the most famous holiday in India. This ancient Hindu festival lasts for 5 days and is a festival of victory of light over darkness. There are millions of lights as well as a gigantic fireworks display. Another country celebrating new year festivals is China. One of the most colourful is their New Year celebrations. Fireworks, dragons, flags, lanterns light up the skies and every street, house and building are decorated with red. Gifts of money are also presented in red envelopes. These massive celebrations run from Chinese New Year’s Eve to the 15th day of the first month, with many cultural activities being arranged during this spectacular festival.