1. “La Tomatina”
The idea of food fight is very tempting by itself. But being in a food fight, throwing tomatoes at total strangers is very exciting. If this is your idea of fun and well spent weekend, than the festival “La Tomatina” is the right festival for you. Occurring on the last Wednesday of August, in the Valencian town of Bunol in Spain, La Tomatina is the biggest food fight festival in the world.
It lasts for an hour, and in that hour more than forty tons of tomatoes are used as weapon against the other people participating. A set of rules are established, and they have to be followed by every participant in the fight. These rules are established in order to prevent injuries from happening. Such rules state that tomatoes must be squashed before launching. At the end of the fight participants head to the showers.
Everyone needs to visit Munich, Germany at least once in their lifetime, on the last days of September, for the largest celebration of beer.With more than six million people visiting annually and more than six million liters of beer being consumed every year Oktoberfest is the biggest festival in Germany and one of the most popular and well known festivals of Europe. Oktoberfest runs for 16 days, ending on the first weekend of October. Thirty-four tents are in use, fourteen of which are large tents and and the rest are small tents. Each of the tents offers something unique for the visitors. Beer from six different Munich breweries is served, and along with the beer, traditional food is also served.
3. Festival in Rio de Janeiro
Every year before Lent, ending with Ash Friday, a set of festivals are held in Brazil.
The festival in Rio de Janeiro is the biggest, loudest, most colorful and most extravagant carnival in Brazil and probably the most popular, and most visited carnival in the world.
The carnival is held with the purpose of competition between 200 different samba schools. Each of the samba schools represents their own different and unique style of floats, costumes, aesthetics, lyrics and dance, and they compete upon it. Even though the samba-schools competition parades are held in Sambodromo, much of the fun happens in the streets of the city as well. The streets of Rio de Janeiro are visited by more than two million people every day. Dancing and singing is a major ingredient of the street carnival, and everyone is welcomed to join.