5 Unique Festivals Around the World

Most of us love to celebrate festivals, we travel around the world to find these 5 unique festivals.

1. Burning Man Festival in America
Burning Man is an annual event that gathered people in Black Rock City, Black Rock Desert in Nevada. This unique festival is held as an experiment in community and art, influenced by 10 main principles such as radical inclusion, self-reliance and self-expression, community cooperation, civic responsibility, gifting, participation, immediacy and leaving no trace. The Burning Man Festival was first held in 1986 by Larry Harvey and his friends. It is called Burning Man because it began as a bonfire ritual on the summer solstice on Baker Beach in San Francisco.

2. The Battle of Oranges in Italy
Most of us are familiar with La Tomatina in Spain. Italy has a similar festival, but instead of using tomato, people of Ivrea use orange, lot of orange. This is the largest food fighter in Italy. The event inspire from the story about the city’s defiance against the tyrant. Each year the citizens remember their liberation with the Battle of the Oranges. How to celebrate this “battle”? Participants divided into nine combat teams who throw oranges at each other, during the traditional carnival days on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

3. Golden Retriever Festival in Scotland
The cutest festival for dog lovers, Guisachan Gathering is about a week celebration at the birthplace of the Golden Retriever. The festival run by the Golden Retriever Club of Scotland and held at the ancestral home of the breed. This festival is something that every Golden Retriever or dog enthusiast should experience.

4. Floating Beer Festival in Finland
Nothing could be more fascinating than a beer, floating boats and one fantastic summer. Kaljakellunta in Finnish divided into kalja and kellunta words. Kalja translates into beer and kellunta into floating. This cool beer floating festival involves participants of all ages and nationalities to float down the rivers of Kerava in their own rafts or boats accompany by beer.

5. Mud Festival in South Korea
Boryeong Mud Festival is one of the biggest festivals in Boryeong, just 200 km south from Seoul. During the festival, visitors are encouraged to experience the mud fever and participate in all activities such as mud wrestling, mud sliding and even swimming in the giant mud bath. Or simply relax in the mud massage zone.

Text by Priscilla Picauly | Photos courtesy of ABC, TripZilla, Huffington, Festivals Herpa, Festinga

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