Even though we are approaching the last quarter of the year, there are still a lot of festivities happening around the world that one shouldn't miss. If you are the kind of person who hops from one place to another in search for fun and adventure, then this list of festivals is for you. Check it out, jot it down, and book your next trip.
Mid-Autumn Festival - Asia
However, the autumn is still around the corner -- millions of people have flocked all over Asia to experience the Mid-Autumn Festival. This festival has been around for 3,000 years. This festival is mainly celebrated as the Lantern Festival in the Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore. It is a form of celebration of moon worship. During this time, the streets are filled with different fairs, thousands of colourful lanterns are lit, and the most popular moon cakes are sold. Other names for this festival is the Moon Festival and the Day of Reunion.
Oktoberfest - Munich, Germany
This festival is not just for all the beer lovers. It is for everybody who enjoys mingling with people and learning about their culture. During this time, people have all the time to drink all the beer they want. The festival lasts for 16 days. This will be the 182nd anniversary for the Oktoberfest. It has also become the world's largest fair. This year, around six million revellers are expected to participate in the celebration. The festival celebrates traditional Bavarian culture, its oompah music and beloved frothy beer.
Amsterdam Dance Event
Amsterdam Dance Event makes use of different venues to make the event fun and inviting. Present during the event are some world-class electronic artists. The dance festival usually happens during mid-October, attracting around 3000 of the best and the brightest and over a thousand attendees. Around 700 artists across all genres of dance music participate and make the event alive and kicking.
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
Sometime in October, New Mexico celebrates its well-known festival: the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. It will take place this year on October 3 to 11. This is the 44th year for the Balloon Fiesta. The organizers of the event report that 550 hot air and gas balloons will be featured this year. Out of the 550, near a hundred is expected to have unique shapes. To make the event more exciting, pilots from over 22 countries have been invited to participate in the event. This year's theme is "Where Dreams Take Flight."
Texas Renaissance Festival
The Texas Renaissance Festival is considered to be the largest Renaissance theme park with over half a million guests each year. The New Market Village, a 55-acre 16th century English township, is where everything turns magical during the span of the festival. The event happens every weekend from October to November. During these times, people get to witness kings and queens, lords and ladies, knights and nobles. They also get to see pirates, elves, fairies and so much more. More or less 400 shops with different specialties also liven up the festival.
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