Top 10 Must-See Events Around the World

Top 10 Must-See Events Around the World

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Top 10 Must-See Events Around the World

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From some of the world’s most famous sporting events to huge music festivals for people who like to party, there are events for everyone. So whether you are looking for some once-in-a-lifetime events or celebrations to add to your bucket list or inspiration for your next vacation, we’ve got you covered.

Here are ten of the world’s best sporting and musical events and celebratory festivals that you must see! 

1. Songkran

Celebrated in Thailand, Songkran could be considered a giant water fight. It is held in celebration of the Buddhist New Year, and water is used to purify anyone who doesn’t stay hidden indoors! However, it’s not just water guns that are used to soak passers-by; you’ll also find elephants getting involved and spraying participants with their trunks!

2. Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Top 10 Must-see Events Around the World

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Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival takes place in August every year and attracts thousands of acts from around the world. From comedy to music, and magic to improv, there is a show at this huge festival for everyone. You’ll also find many free street performers showing off their skills, so even a walk through the city is sure to bring you plenty of entertainment.

3. Coachella

Coachella, held in California every April, is one of the biggest music festivals around. Over 100,000 music lovers typically attend the event. Many of the biggest and best names in music headline the festival, which invites fans to camp out for the weekend to enjoy all the acts. You’re likely to spot celebrities attending, too, thanks to the festival’s proximity to LA. 

4. Saint Patrick’s Day

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Of course, Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world, but for a truly authentic experience, you should head to Dublin to celebrate the day. Of course, like any good Irish celebration, there will be plenty of Guinness and whiskey involved! 

Over the course of the weekend, you’ll find plenty of music and art performances, as well as the main event – the parade. The parade always draws a huge turnout, so be sure to arrive early if you want a good spot to watch the best performances! 

5. The Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby is one of the most significant events in the horse racing calendar and indeed one of the most exciting sporting events of the year. Although the main race only lasts a few minutes, the event is sure to be a great day out. You’ll get to dress up in your best clothes and enjoy the atmosphere of the crowd while sipping on the Derby’s official drink – a mint julep cocktail. 

6. Holi Festival

Top 10 Must-see Events Around the World

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Celebrated annually in India, Nepal, and other places with large Hindu populations, this colorful festival really is a must-see. Holi is a religious celebration of good triumphing over evil and involves participants throwing dye-filled powder and balloons over one another. Anyone is welcome to take part no matter their age, status, or background – this colorful celebration unites everyone! 

7. Mardi Gras

The Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans are truly a sight to behold – this is definitely something to add to your bucket list! You can soak up the atmosphere of the city during this special time – try to catch some beads or enjoy some delicious food and drinks while the music plays!

8. Carnival

Although you can enjoy Carnival across Brazil, Rio de Janeiro is the place to be if you want to see the best celebrations. Similar to Mardi Gras, you will find parades throughout the city during this special time. People in feathery costumes dance atop amazingly decorated floats – you won’t be able to stop yourself from moving to the drum beats, either!

9. Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

The biggest hot air balloon festival in the world is held every October in New Mexico, with over 500 balloons attending. It lasts for over a week, so you will see balloons of all shapes and sizes throughout the Fiesta. You can also watch other events during the Fiesta, such as chainsaw carving.

10. Oktoberfest

Although you can find Oktoberfest celebrations worldwide, Munich is where you’ll find the most authentic. The event lasts for 15 days and is the perfect place to sample some incredible German beers as well as pretzels and sausages when you need a snack. The Oktoberfest celebrations in Germany also include fairground rides and games as well as stalls selling souvenirs.

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