Festivals are all about celebrating life as they are full of fun and revelry. There is that excitement that people love to soak in and have a whale of a time. Festivals bring joy and pleasure to everyone’s life, and they are a way to escape from life’s boredom. People worldwide celebrate different kinds of festivals, and all of them have reasons of their own. These reasons vary from one country to another, one religion to another, and one culture.
All in all, they are meant to be enjoyed to the fullest. Below are some of the top funniest festivals from around the world. Have a read and we can assure you that you would find it all fascinating.
Munich in Germany is the home to Oktoberfest. The 16-day festival starts from September end and continues till October’s first weekend. Oktoberfest is an integral part of the famous Bavarian culture, and over 6 million people from across the globe attend this festival.
There are games, rides, and various traditional dishes like roast pork, roast chicken, so on and so forth in the largest funfair in the world. However, the prime attraction is the October beer which you can have as much as you can. The inception of the festival dates back to 1950. So, can you guess where all your buddies would head to this October?
Rio Carnival, Brazil
Over two million people attend the Rio Carnival, which happens to be the biggest carnival in the world. Its fame has spread worldwide, and that’s definitely for all the eye-dazzling grandeur that you get to see during the festival. The Rio carnival is popular for wagons, jewelry, and Night owls from different samba schools located in Rio.
There are various street festivals that the local people populate. Aside from the extravagance, music, and dance are integral parts of this carnival. The music, dance, and color spread worldwide are a treat to watch, making the event irresistible. Of course, the Rio Carnival is one of the funniest festivals in the world.
Chinese New Year
The Chinese New Year is when one Chinese calendar year ends, and another begins. You will see the Chinese donning red clothes and decorating their attires with red papers during this event. These papers have poems on them. Red in China symbolizes fire. The New Year is a time when people reunite, families come together, and have meals together.
On New Year’s Eve, they decorate the temples with lanterns. The Chinese also carry lanterns during the evening parade. These lanterns are usually made with silk, bamboo kites, and paper and are fantastic art pieces. The colorful affair has many young men dancing on the streets ahead of the trademark beast that looks careful.
La Tomatina Festival, Spain
The festival is all about food fighting, and people who have been a part of this iconic event would vouch for the fact that nothing can beat the excitement and madness of the La Tomatina Festival. Thousands and thousands of visitors populate the biggest food fight in the world. Over a hundred tons of tomatoes, especially the overripe ones, are thrown onto the streets, and the rest is a fight that worth witnessing.
After all, what can be funnier than you throwing tomatoes at others and still escape a fight? The festival continues for a week, and you have fireworks, parades, dance, music, and everything that you need to have an out-of-the-world experience. There are some rules that participants need to follow, and that’s why the La Tomatina festival is an immensely organized food fight.
Mardi Gras, New Orleans
This carnival takes place every year in New Orleans, United States. A big carnival is there for everyone to see every day and one carnival is quite different from the rest.
The biggest ones happen during the last five days of the festival. Green, gold, and purple are the official colors of Mardi Gras, the largest party you can ever come across in the United States.
Just reading about them is just 1% of the actual fun. Be present at these events physically, and then you will realize what we are talking about. Book your dates as soon as possible, and you would thank yourself for planning this trip!