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Fallas Festival in Valencia, Spain
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Fallas de Valencia, Spain

The Fallas de Valencia Festival is unlike any other. Huge puppets, check! Bonfires, check! Fireworks, check! When: Each year the Fallas de Valencia takes place from March 15 – March 19. Where: Valencia, Spain. Where To Stay: Valencia Hotels The Fallas de Valencia in Spain is an eccentric 5-day long festival including parades, fireworks, pageants […]

Pancake Festival in Moscow, Russia
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Maslenitsa Festival (Pancake Festival) – Moscow, Russia

The Pancake Festival (Maslenitsa Festival) is a traditional Russian holiday that has become a feast to celebrate the end of winter, and beginning of spring. Where: Celebrated throughout Russia, with Moscow being a main venue When: The last week before Great Lent (Usually between February and March, annually) Where To Stay: Moscow hotels While some […]

Mohacsi Busojaras festival in Mohacs, Hungary
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Mohácsi Busójárás – Mohács, Hungary

Mohácsi Busójárás is Hungary’s largest carnival, and attracts tens of thousands of visitors from around the world. Where: Mohacs, Hungary When: February 16-21, 2012, February 7-12, 2013 Where To Stay: Mohacs Hotels Held at the end of the fall carnival each year, the Mohácsi Busójárás is a welcoming of the spring and fertility. Celebrated by […]

Holi Festival India playing Holi
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Holi Festival (Festival of Colors)

The Holi Festival may just be the world’s most colorful festival! Where: Primarily celebrated in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal. When: March, annually. Holi Festival is the Hindu Festival of Colors. Dating back to the 7th century, Holi Festival is celebrated by throwing brightly colored powder, perfume and water at one another, the Holi Festival […]

Rouketopolemos Church Rocket War
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Church Rocket War (Rouketopolemos) – Chios Island, Greece

Rouketopolemos, or the Church Rocket War, is one of the most unique festival in the world! Where: Vrontados, Chios Island, Greece When: Easter Sunday, annually. Where To Stay: Chios Hotels Ready! Aim! Fire! On the Greek island of Chios, is a small town called Vrontados with two churches – Agios Markos and Panagia Erithiani. Each […]

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
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Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Check out the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta! Where: Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A.  The Balloon Fiesta Park is located north of Alameda Boulevard, one mile west of I-25. When: Generally starts the first weekend in October. Park gates open at 4:30am Local Hotels: Albuquerque hotels In October, Albuquerque’s skies are filled with nearly 600 hot air balloons, […]

Annecy Venetian Festival in Annecy, France
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Annecy Venetian Festival – Annecy, France

The Annecy Festival gives you a taste of the Italian Venetian Carnival in the picturesque Alpines. Where: Annecy, France When: The end of February or beginning of March, annually Where To Stay: Annecy Hotels Cost: Free The French take on the Venetian Carnival takes place for two and a half days in February each year, […]

Yee Peng Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Yi Peng Festival – Chiang Mai, Thailand

Yi Peng Festival is Northern Thailand’s Festival of Lights. Where: Chiang Mai, Thailand When: Usually November (second month of lunar calendar on a full moon) Where To Stay: Chiang Mai Hotels Coinciding with the Loy Krathong Festival, Yi Peng takes place on the second month of the lunar calendar on a full moon, where paper […]

Festival of Lights (Fete des Lumieres) – Lyon, France
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Fete des Lumieres (Festival of Lights) – Lyon, France

The Fete des Lumieres illuminates picturesque Lyon, France, in a colorful festival of lights! Where: Downtown Lyon, France When: December 8-11, 2012 and annually Places To Stay: Lyon Hotels Let there be light! For four days, from December 8-11, Lyon is alit with bright colors, for the Fete des Lumieres. Each house places candles in […]

Brisbane Festival in Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane Festival – Brisbane, Australia

The Brisbane Festival is a three week festival of activities in Brisbane, Australia concluding with Sunsuper Riverfire fireworks display. Where: Brisbane, Australia When: Three weeks in September, annually Places To Stay: Brisbane hotels The Brisbane Festival kicks off on Saturday, September 8 with the Santos City of Lights laser and light show, which lights up […]