If you consider yourself someone who experiences wanderlust, loves music and most importantly, embracing different cultures around the world, we have a list of events for you.On The Go Tours, a travel and booking site, complied a list of the most popular cultural festivals around the world based on Instagram hashtags.
From Coachella to Holi, a Hindu spring festival in Mumbai, these are the highly anticipated events to check out during your next travel adventure.
15. Songkran Festival, Chaing Mai and Bangkok
Songkran is the Thai New Year's Festival held on April 13 to 15 every year. The celebration marks the end of the dry season and many visit temples and wash Buddha statues as an act of cleansing and luck for the upcoming year. Locals and travelers playfully throw water on one another during the festivities and gather in public spots to for parades and activities.
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14. Notting Hill Carnival, London
Since 1966, Notting Hill Carnival has been gracing the streets of West London with colorful floats, parades, dancing and beautiful costumes celebrating Caribbean culture and traditions.
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13. Bestival, Isle of Wight
Bestival is an annual four-day boutique music festival held in England. The festival is often known for its beautiful scenery at the Lulworth Estate, art exhibits, camping and fantasy attire worn by concertgoers. Notable acts from past events include: The XX, A Tribe Called Quest and Major Lazer.
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12. Sziget Festival, Budapest
The Sziget Festival is a week-long culture and music festival held every August in Budapest. The festival began during the fall of the Soviet Union to provide culture and art programs for students. Notable acts from past events include: R.E.M, The Kooks and Alanis Morissette.
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11. Holi, Mumbai
Holi, the Hindu spring festival, also known as the "festival of colors," is celebrated throughout India and Nepal. Holi marks the transition from winter to spring, good over evil and the story of Hindu gods Vishnu and Prahlada. People spray brightly colored powders and water in the air to celebrate positivity and prosperity.
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10. Keukenhof, Lisse
Keukenhof also known as the Garden of Europe, is one of the world's largest flower gardens. Located in the Netherlands, the gardens have more than 7 million tulips, daffodils, and other flowers on the grounds. The park also includes petting farms, mazes, playgrounds and treasure hunts, perfect for children.
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9. Cannes Film Festival, Cannes
The annual film festival is held in Cannes, France, featuring new films and documentaries from around the world.
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8. Bonnaroo, Tennessee
The four-day music festival in Tennessee is filled with diverse live performances, art fairs and food trucks. Notable past acts include Stevie Wonder, Kanye West, Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen. Many concertgoers camp out during the festival.
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7. Electric Daisy Carnival, Las Vegas
EDC, one of the biggest electronic music festivals in the world, is held annually in Las Vegas. Notable DJs such as Tiësto and Armin van Buuren have become regulars at the event. The set performances have also included cameos from popular artists including Drake and DJ Khaled in the past.
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6. Burning Man, Nevada
Unlike other festivals, Burning Man, set in the Black Rock Desert, bill itself not as a festival but as a community where participants provide the innovative art pieces, music and other creativity.
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5. Lollapalooza, Illinois
The annual music festival in Chicago features live music from an array of artists and bands. The festival also features work from up-and-coming artists and a place where fans can learn about nonprofits and various causes. The festival has since expanded abroad to countries including Chile, France and more.
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4. Mardi Gras, Louisiana
Mardi Gras, also known as "Fat Tuesday," is a time to celebrate and eat tons of delicious food before the Lenten season begins. New Orleans is filled with festivals, parties and parades dedicated to carrying on the tradition of the Carnival celebrations.
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3. Oktoberfest, Munich
In 1810, the people of Munich were invited to celebrate the marriage of Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig to the Saxon-Hildburghausen Princess Therese. Today, the tradition of celebration lives on for locals and travelers, who venture to Munich for Oktoberfest to enjoy beer, traditional Bavarian outfits and folk music.
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2. Comic Con International, San Diego
One of the largest conventions of its kind in the world, according to Forbes, San Diego Comic Con is an annual event featuring panels, seminars, previews of upcoming projects, films, TV, collectibles and more across a variety of science fiction/fantasy-related genres.
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1. Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Indio
Every April for two consecutive weekends, expect to see celebrities, eclectic fashion, flower crowns and performances from some of the world's most popular musical artists in the world at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. The festival is a mashup of emerging artists, celebrity sightings, live music, food trucks and pop-up restaurants.
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