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50 Festivals to Blow Your Mind

50 Festivals to Blow Your Mind

Author: Lonely Planet
Series: Lonely Planet
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From the people who have been delivering trustworthy guidebooks to every destination in the world for 40 years, Lonely Planet's 50 Festivals To Blow Your Mind will make your next trip an unforgettable one.

There's something about festivals, be it a giant, joyous party or a respectful honouring of tradition; a seemingly bizarre adherence to ritual or a celebration of a quirky obsession; it's a uniquely human thing to be involved in. We like to get together to dance, sing, eat, laugh, drink, dress up, light fires, take our clothes off, throw tomatoes at each other, roll around in mud - just about anything really, but we seem to like doing it in really large groups with bags and bags of enthusiasm.

Why is it that we behave in this way? Because we're pleasure seekers? Because we're obsessives? We think it's because festivals are a life-affirming example of the inherent goodness in humanity. They take our desire to have a good time with our friends to a global level.

They kick-start because of our passions and our wish to spread and share our joy with as many other people as possible. But they continue and thrive because they ignite curiosity and go on to promote understanding, compassion and a greater acceptance of the human race, and all the crazy fun and fervour that comes with it.


All action
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta // USA
Argungu Fishing Festival // Nigeria
Holi // India and Nepal
Las Bolas de Fuego // El Salvador
Rouketopolemos (Rocket War) // Greece
Saidai-ji Eyo Hadaka Matsuri // Japan
Songkran Water Festival // Thailand


Art and culture
AgitAgueda Art Festival // Portugal
Edinburgh Fringe Festival // UK
Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival // China
South by Southwest // USA
Sundance Film Festival // USA
White Nights Festival // Russia
World Body Painting Festival // Austria


Calm and tranquil
Floating Lantern Festival // Hawaii
The International Highline Meeting Festival // Italy
Pingxi Lantern Festival // Taiwan


Foodie
Bordeaux Fe?te le Vin // France
MAD Symposium // Denmark
Maine Lobster Festival // USA
Oktoberfest // Germany
South Beach Food and Wine Festival // USA
Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival // UK

Just one big party
Amsterdam Gay Pride/Europride // The Netherlands
Burning Man // USA
Carnevale // Italy
Carnival // Brazil
Chinese New Year // Singapore
Feast of San Jeronimo // Nicaragua
Mardi Gras // USA
St Patrick's Day // Ireland
Up Helly Aa Fire Festival // Scotland


Music
Coachella // USA
Glastonbury Festival // UK
Montreal International Jazz Festival // Canada
Rhythm and Vines // New Zealand
Roskilde Music Festival // Denmark
Sonar // Spain
Splendour in the Grass // Australia
WOMADelaide // Australia


Off the wall
Air Guitar World Championships // Finland
Boryeong Mud Festival // South Korea
Buso Festival // Hungary
Dia de los Muertos // Mexico
Ivrea Orange Festival // Italy
Kanamara Matsuri Festival // Japan
La Tomatina // Spain
Thaipusam Festival // Malaysia
UFO Festival // USA
Wife Carrying Festival // Finland

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

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General Fields

  • : 9781786574046
  • : Lonely Planet Publications (Pty) Ltd
  • : Lonely Planet Publications (Pty) Ltd
  • : May 2017
  • : 12.00 cmmm X 17.80 cmmm
  • : Ireland
  • : May 2017
  • : books

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  • : General Adult
  • : 394.26
  • : en
  • : 517
  • : Paperback
  • : Lonely Planet
  • : 128