So you think you know how to party? If you really are a serious partygoer, just ask yourself this. Can you dance from dusk until dawn without taking a breather? Can you dodge a flying tomato or run faster than a four-legged beast? So, if you really are ready and raring to party, party, party, here are the top ten holidays and festivals that you just have to participate in at least once in your lifetime.
Be as wild and as exaggerated as you can imagine, then go join in the fun. Mingle among the crowds thronging the streets, follow the parades, dance the hours away to live music and marching bands then put your best foot forward at a masquerade ball. The festivities The Boy From Ipanema - The Supremes - At The Copa start two weeks before Shrove Tuesday so make a note in your diary.
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This is a boozy party so you could well be saying it quite a lot. If you want to celebrate in a style which really sets the night on fire then you need to be at the Loy Krathong and the Yee Peng Lantern Festivals in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Why both? During Loy Krathong, which is celebrated all over Thailand in November, the rivers People Know - The Go-Betweens / Pink + Blue - 5 New Songs/Pink + Blue lakes flicker to life when innumerable tiny craft bearing lighted candles are set free to float upon the waters.
Though specific dates change depending on when the Celebrate The World (The People Unite Remix) - Various - Island Summer 89 moon of the 12th month in the Thai calendar falls. If you guessed the Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany takes place in October, well, you guessed wrong. It actually starts in September and carries on for a whole eighteen consecutive days.
Two and a half weeks of beer tents and fairground amusement attended by over six million people? So if you think you can handle a rollercoaster ride with a bellyful of Bavarian beer while wearing a sexy dirndl wench dress or a pair of traditional lederhosen start packing your bags now. When : Mid-September to the beginning of October. Dates vary slightly every year so check the official website. Of all the carnivals held in the world, the Carnival of Venice is by far the most elegant and undoubtedly the most sophisticated.
It really is a two-week celebration of absolute, and very decadent, glamour. Ball gowns, frock coats, and beautifully stunning masks are the order of the day rather than your run of the mill fancy dress. The food fight to end all food fights? La Tomatina might not be the longest of events, but the one hour battle is pretty intense. Dates vary from year to year so check out the official website. A different themed ball is held every night of the celebration and for those who prefer to stay home, every single street in Rio de Janeiro holds its own party.
The Burning Man Festival is held in a specially constructed, temporary city yes, you read the word city right in the heart of the Black Rock Desert. The event lasts for a full nine days and could probably be classed as the biggest open-air art exhibition in the world and the only one which culminates in the burning of enormous effigies.
Check out the official website for specific dates. Get happy, get soaked with water then get plastered with multi-colored Holi powder. When : At the very beginning of Celebrate The World (The People Unite Remix) - Various - Island Summer 89 . Dates vary slightly every year depending on the Hindu calendar.
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