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The most spectacular festivals in the world

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The most spectacular festivals in the world

The festival is an event that is expected and prepared for the whole year. People come to this event for vivid impressions, emotional outburst and adrenaline rush, new acquaintances. SMAPSE experts have prepared a list of the most spectacular festivals in the world, a must-see for every avid traveler.

TomorrowLand Electronic Music Festival

  • When? July
  • Where? Bohm, Belgium; Itu, Brazil; Chattahoochee Hills, USA.

The main venue is Belgium, but the festival has been held several times in the United States and Brazil. The event was first held in 2005. Since then, it has been held annually, gathering the world's best DJs on the dance floor. Over the years, among the invited stars were:

  • Afrojack
  • David Guetta
  • Swedish House Mafia
  • Sash!
  • Armin van buuren
  • Duke dumont
  • Nina kraviz
  • Nervo and others.

In addition to famous DJs, stars and public figures take part in the festival as guests.


  • When? June
  • Where? Glastonbury, UK.

The Glastonbury Contemporary Performing Arts Festival is an event that has earned the status of one of the most popular in the UK. The pearl of the festival is rock concerts, but it is also worth seeing the performances of folk, art, theater, dance and circus groups.

It is noteworthy that the founder of the festival, which has been held since 1970, is farmer Michael Eaves, on whose grounds the event is held. In 2012, the festival was canceled for an interesting reason - a lack of toilet cubicles.

Carnival Mardi Gras

  • When? January
  • Where? New Orleans, USA.

One of the most colorful and vibrant events in the world is an analogue of the celebration of the Russian Maslenitsa. The festival begins in mid-January, gathers momentum over 2 weeks and culminates on Fat Tuesday. Guests are surprised by costume parties and carnival processions, balls and parades. Each site of the festival is dedicated to a certain kind of entertainment - playing cards, drinking, dating.


  • When? September October
  • Where? Munich, Germany.

Every year Munich hosts a beer festival, which attracts beer lovers from all over the world. Beer flowing like a river is accompanied by music, processions and festivities. Brewers brew a special type of beer specially for the festival, named after the event.

Light Festival in Japan

  • When? November-March
  • Where? Kuwana, Japan.

Every year for 5 months, the Kuwana Botanical Garden hosts the largest light festival in the world. Millions of led bulbs are used to paint pictures, create drawings and scenes. Feature of bulbs - power supply during the day from solar panels.

Burning Man Festival

  • When? Last Monday in August
  • Where? Black Rock, Nevada, USA.

Every year, the Black Rock Desert in Nevada is home to the world's most spectacular festival - Burning Man. Over the course of 8 days, people from all over the world come together to reach a radical point of expression. In the desert, sculptures and works of original artists are installed, who themselves walk in unusual costumes of animals, objects, etc. The culmination of the holiday, which takes place on Saturday evening, is the burning of a huge wooden man. The peculiarity of the festival is that the organizers are responsible only for round-the-clock music, everything else is the work of the festival participants.

La Tomatina

  • When? August
  • Where? Buñol, Spain.

Each year Buñol becomes a special - tomato - battlefield. The battle of tomatoes, although considered the key moments of the festival, is not the only one. In addition to it, the participants will have paella cooking contests, fairs, fireworks, parades, musical numbers.

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