Festivals are a way people can express and celebrate traditions from all around the world and from different cultures. Whether they’re for entertainment purposes, or to honor beliefs and traditions, festivals bring people from all around the world to celebrate together. Here are top 10 best festivals around the world.
The Rio Carnival is a carnival held every year in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It’s famous for its samba dancing and creative costumes that leave little to the imagination. The festival dates back to the 1700s, and streets will be filled with 2 million people per day. The festival usually begins on a Friday and ends on a Wednesday, but many Brazilians turn it into a 10 day holiday.
The Carnival with 2 million people per day on the streets is considered the biggest carnival in the world. We ranked it top amongst the world’s 10 best festivals. It also one of the best conventional and cultural celebrations in Brazil for tourists.
Taking place in London, the Notting Hill Carnival is an annual event to celebrate the capital’s Caribbean communities, their culture and traditions. The event is held in the areas of Notting Hill, Labroke Grove and Westbourne Park and attracts around one million people annually. The carnival takes place on the August bank holiday Monday and the preceding Sunday. It features great live music, and this year’s celebration will feature 37 static sound systems, soca floats, and steel bands.
Notting Hill Carnival is a significant event in British culture. Being one of the 10 best festivals around the world, it attracts more than one million people annually. It also one of the world’s largest street festivals. In addition, it was voted by the UK public onto the list of icons of England.
The Carnival of Venice is a festival held every year in Italy where people wear beautiful Venetian carnival costumes. It’s known worldwide for the elaborate masks. It’s a huge carnival that runs for two weeks and some of the events are free, some are not. The history behind the carnival was that during the 40 days of Lent, eating rich foods and drinks were banned. Therefore, people would to get their partying and eating out of the way before Lent. And that’s how the idea of the carnival came from.