The Mysteries of Machu Picchu
Since its discovery in the early 20th century, Machu Picchu has taken off as a world destination, being named year after year as a best travel destination and one of...
Do you like traveling? There are so many places in the world where festivals are held depending the time of the year. These festivals summon huge crowds and some of them are really popular abroad. If you want to be present for one of these celebrations, we invite you to check out our picks for the best festivals around the world, due to their originality or tradition.
Inca Rail has selected 5 of them:
– Inti Raymi in Cusco, Perú – Held on June 24th
The celebrations take place in Qoricancha, Sacsayhuaman and Cusco’s Main Square. These are mainly rituals and other old traditions of the Incan culture.
– Rio Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
This is the biggest festival in Brasil and very well-known across the world, it lasts 5 days and begins 5 days before Lent. The main attraction on this festival is the Samba parades.
– Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany.
The biggest and most popular celebration of this country, it starts at the beginning of Autumn in Munich. In one year, 80 millions of euros can be spent on beer.
– La Tomatina in Buñol, Spain.
Held on the last Wednesday of August, this festival begins at noon an consists exclusively on the crow throwing tomatoes to each other.
– Holi in India
This festival of religious origin also known as the Spring festival, it’s a color party, in which all the assistants celebrate happiness by throwing colors at each other.
If you want to know more information about these festivals and some other facts, we recommend you the check our infographic.