Take a peek into the traditions of different lands with our festival hotspot packages! Experience cultures like never before and have the time of your life in the stories of a different land…Dive into the histories of these spaces without the textbooks and swerve to the beat of their rhythms.
What started as something of a street fight between teenagers using tomatoes from nearby vegetable stalls has turned into the largest tomato fight in the world. It happens every year in the small Spanish town of Bunyol. Over the course of about 1 hour, the town gets so covered in tomatoes that the fire department has to come in and spray everything down This one’s not free, but it’s definitely worth a look if you’re in the area this summer and love of tomatoes
Every April, to celebrate New Year, the world’s largest water gun fight takes place in the country of Thailand. And no, it’s not just some small isolated village. We’re talking about an entire country drowning itself with Super Soakers. But the fun isn’t limited to water guns as some people prefer buckets or even elephants. Where: Chiang Mai, Thailand When: April 13–15
Watch the sky light up during one of the world's largest lantern festivals. If you're looking for a little magic, there is nothing more surreal than a sky ablaze with thousands of floating lanterns. Where: Pingxi, Taiwan When: Feb. 23 (for 2014)
The Kumbh Mela in India is as mesmerizing as it is spiritual. This ancient northern Indian festival is a meeting of mystical minds. The largest religious gathering in the world, the Kumbh Mela brings Hindu holy men together to discuss their faith and disseminate information about their religion. It's attended by millions of people each day.
This event of bull running and bullfighting begins at 8 in the morning every day and welcomes the most brave-hearted and adventurous people to run ahead of a group of angry bulls. Even if you aren’t so daring at heart, make sure you at least visit the city to witness this mind-boggling scene that will leave you amazed! Where: Pamplona, Spain When: 6th July to 14th July
The Battle of the Oranges is a festival which includes a tradition of throwing of oranges between organized groups. It is the largest food fight in Italy. Citrussy indeed! Where: Ivrea, Italy When: 2 – 5 March 2019
Winter Light Festival (Japan) is one of Japan’s finest Winter Illuminations!These illumination festivals are the best things about winter in Japan as the country turns into a twinkling wonderland.