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Festivals and Events: Celebrations for Which You Should Travel

Posted on 05 July 2023 by (0)
Smiling woman taking self-portrait with digital camera below Big Ben clocktower

Every year, humans celebrate tons of festivals. Thus, you have many opportunities to travel and participate in these celebrations. Some are unique, while others are quirky. Also, some celebrate art while others celebrate food. You’ll find a fantastic event worth attending regardless of what attracts you. Here are the top celebrations for which you should travel.

Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado

The Great American Beer Festival is excellent for you to attend if you love lagers, stouts, and IPAs. It allows you to taste the perfect beer while interacting with other travelers. The number of event attendees has increased over the years. Breweries from various places supply beer during this festival, enabling the event to live up to its unique name.

Up Helly Aa

Travel to attend the Up Helly Aa in Scotland’s Shetland Islands. The Scandinavian Vikings inhabited and owned these islands at some point in history. This event celebrates this heritage. The fire festival and huge procession occur in Lerwick, Scotland, during winter. Men dressed up like Vikings parade in the town with torches. The men’s procession ends with the burning of the conventional Viking longship.

However, participating in this event requires you to have been a Shetland resident for five years. The event organizers choose the lead Viking or Guizer years in advance. Also, visitors have limited space, making the event a once-in-a-lifetime festival.

Tulip Time Festival

Flowering tulip bulbs enchant travelers in the Netherlands. However, Holland, Michigan, allows travelers to enjoy a seasonal festival full of brightly colored flowers. The event takes place in mid-May. It began when the city imported thousands of tulip bulbs from the Netherlands for its parks. Since then, travelers have visited Holland to attend this event in mid-May.

Harbin Ice and Snow Festival

Harbin, in China, hosts the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival every year. It’s the most extensive snow and ice festival globally, attracting around 20 million travelers. It lasts about one month while attracting visitors from various places to showcase their works and compete. It uses more than 200,000 cubic meters of ice and snow each year with a unique theme.

These are the best festivals and events to prompt you to travel. Identify one that appeals to you the most and then plan your vacation.