5 World Festivals That Need to Be on Your Bucket List.

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

When: March
Where: India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and other Hindu regions
Why you should go: Holi, also known as the Festival of Colors, celebrates the end of winter and the beginning of spring. It's fun, safe, and free. Just remember to BYOD (bring your own dye).

Cascamorras — Baza, Spain

When: September

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?