1.- Yi Peng and Loy Krathong Lantern Festival (Thailand)
Nov. 2016 (Date to be determined)
Witness the amazing show as thousands of people release khom loi (lit lanterns) into the night. They also let go of the krathong- small beautifully decorated vessels made out of banana leaves into rivers and lakes. The sight is one of a kind.
2.- Carnevale di Venezia (Venice, Italy)
Feb 11th to the 28th (2017)
Mascarade balls, parades and costume contests. Be amazed by the thousands of people in beautiful costumes and masks, travel back in time in this festival and enjoy the traditions set since 1926.
3.- Holi Color Festival (India)
March 13 (2017)
Holi is a thanksgiving festival, where people offer prayer to God for good harvest and fertility of the land. Colored powders are thrown to celebrate and it is linked to indian mythology.
4.- Snow and Ice Festival (Harbin, China)
January 5th to the 25th (2017)
The world's largest ice festival. Be amazed by the enormous sculptures created by talented artists. You can stay in ice hotels, go dog sledding and do winter sports! This festival is literally a winter wonderland!
5.- Oktoberfest (Munich, Germany)
Sep 17 to Oct 3 (2016)
With 6 millions visitors a year, Oktoberfest in Munich is one of the most famous festivals in the world. Celebrated since 1810, Oktoberfest is all about drinking beer, eating and having fun!
6.- Winter Light Festival (Japan)
The Winter Illuminations start since November, some even earlier. They are present in different cities such as Tokyo, Osaca, Nagasaki, however, they say that the most beautiful sights are in the botanical garden in Kuwana.
7.- Burning Man (Nevada, USA)
Aug 27th to Sep 4th (2017)
A temporary community that rises for 7 days and then disappears in the desert. A festival dedicated to art and music. Burning man is all about self expression and enjoyment.
8.- San Fermin Bull Running (Pamplona, Spain)
Between the 7th and 14th of July
A crazy celebration where people race against fighting bulls while everybody drinks wine and celebrates.
9.- Carnaval (Río de Janeiro, Brazil)
Febuary 24th to the 28th (2017)
It is considered the biggest festival in the world with over 2 million people in the streets per day. The first festivals of Rio date back to 1723. This festival is a giant non stop party filled with samba dancers.
10.- Rouketopolemos (Greece)
April 15th to the 16th (2017)
This is how the greeks celebrate easter! With 60,000 rockets fired between two churches on an idyllic Greek island. In the island of Chios, they throw homemade firecrackers from one church to another in a pretend fight. The one who hits the opponent's belltower the most, wins!
Note: Photographs in this post do not belong to Not Lost MX