Festivals take place all over the world, from the beginning of the year and until the year ends, so you will definitely have a wide range of festivals to choose from. Almost every country on the globe has at least one festival, which usually takes place once a year and repeats the coming year. So, don’t worry if you missed one festival, because most certainly you will have time to attend it the next year. But, because 2017 is not over yet, you can still find some festivals that are worth experiencing before the end of the year. Here are 5 of the most amazing festivals you need to be part of before 2017 ends.
- Burning Man, in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada, United States
If you are a person that appreciates art, especially modern art, you need to be present at this festival. Almost 50,000 people gather in this desert each year to express their creativity in numerous ways, practicing self-expression, self-reliance and experiencing the event as a community. The name of the festival comes from the fact that Saturday evening a large edifice is set on fire, which has various shapes depending on the artistic vision of the artist that is making it. This year, the Burning Man festival takes place between the 27th of August and the 4th of September.
- Day of the Dead, Mexico
This is a very large holiday that is celebrated throughout Mexico, so it doesn’t matter what location you will choose to be part of it. We can say that it is the Halloween of the South Americans, although it is celebrated at a different level. Special altars are built where offerings are placed for the celebrations and remembrance of the people that died. Usually, it is their families that do these altars, while also visiting the cemetery where their loved ones are buried with skulls made out of sugar, marigold flowers, and the deceased’s favorite food and drinks. Also, you will see people dressed in skeleton-like costumes, so the atmosphere on the streets is quite intriguing. The festival will take place between the 31st of October and 2nd of November.
- La Tomatina, Spain
You may be accustomed to pillow fights, but how about a public, general tomato fight? Yes, people gather in Buñol, Spain, to participate in the world’s largest tomato fight. Tons of tomatoes will be used by participants, which will be thrown chaotically at each other until everybody is covered in tomato slush. But, don’t worry, you won’t leave the festival like this. Large water showers will put an end to the fight and wash the tomato sauce off the participants. Also, don’t miss the after-party of the event that will take place on the 30th of August.
- Oktoberfest, Munich, Germany
Every beer enthusiast should be present at Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. It is a festival that lasts 16 days and it is centered on beer, very many varieties of beer. Of course, music will be present, together with specific German street food that goes great with beer, souvenirs, and everything else a large festival should have. The event starts on the 16th of September and lasts until the 3rd of October, so be in Munich during these days if you want to be part of one of the greatest European festivals.
- New Year’s Eve, Sydney Harbor, Australia
If you can catch the end of 2017 in Sydney, Australia, you won’t regret it. This celebration is famous around the world due to the pyrotechnic shows that take place on the Harbor Bridge, located at the Sydney Harbor. There are two firework shows, one that starts at 9 p.m., dedicated to families with children, and the traditional show that starts at midnight, to mark the passing into the new year. We recommend you to buy tickets for the Opera so that you complete the year on a classic touch. You can contact Ticketek to find the best tickets for the concerts.