Five Festivals That Need To Be On Your Bucket List
The Snow and Ice Festival - Harbin China
When: Jan. 5–Feb. 5
Where: Harbin, China
Why you should go: The Harbin festival is the largest snow and ice festival in the world, and it features carvings towering over 20 feet in height and full-size buildings made from gigantic blocks of ice.
Holi- Celebrated by Hindus Around the World
Cascamorras — Baza, Spain
Where: Baza, Spain, in the province of Granada
Why you should go: Every year hundreds of Spaniards cover themselves in grease to reenact the stealing of a famous statue of the "Virgen de la Piedad," which took place over 500 years ago. Best of all, after the greasing, a great big party ensues.
Carnevale — Venice
When: February/ March
Where: Venice, Italy
Why you should go: Carnevale, or "Carnival," has been a Venice tradition since the 13th century. People flock from all over the world to participate in the masked celebrations, arguably making it one of the best parties on Earth.
Up Helly Aa Fire Festival — Lerwick,
When: Last Tuesday in January
Where: Lerwick, Scotland
Why you should go: This is Europe's largest fire festival, complete with the burning of a full-scale Viking ship. Need we say more?