Take some time away from Watching The Throne and go visit some of the places Camel and Kanye are talkin' about! The world is bigger than just your hood, block, corner, or city, take a look at some places that you may want to see before its all said and done. Flip through the pages to see of the world's greatest events that you may want to see with your own eyes.
Boryeong’s Mud Festival on Daecheon Beach, South Korea
The Mud Festival in Boryeong, on Daecheon Beach, is an event which allows the most mature person to embrace their inner child. Rebelling against the famous maternal saying, “don’t get your clothes dirty”, this festival encourages smearing mud all over yourself.
The Burning Man Festival in Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA
The Burning Man is an annual event which places emphasis on community, creativity and self-reliance. The community turn up and create ‘Black Rock City’ which lasts for one week, after that the ‘citizens’ are proud to depart without a trace.
Chinese New Year in Hong Kong, China
The Chinese New Year is a lively affair where millions fill the streets to celebrate peace and happiness. It generally starts with a banquet which includes significant dishes, for instance prawns represents liveliness and happiness, whilst traditionally red clothing is also worn as this is intended to warn off any evil spirits.
The Festival of Light in Amritsar, Punjab, India
The Festival of Light, Diwali to the indigenous people, marks the commencement of the New Year for Hindus. This five day festival celebrates good over evil, light over dark. Each day of the festival brings its own meaning. The third day is where the ‘Festival of Light’ title has emerged as lamps and candles are lit, and fireworks are set off. Traditionally gifts are exchanged between the nearest and dearest.
Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland
The Fringe Festival has had a history of finding the comedians of the future. Many of the current British stars have emerged through the festival which has a knack for discovering and promoting fresh talent. Edinburgh is a city with a great atmosphere which is further enhanced during the festival. During this time the city is rife with street acts and performers. It is an energetic place that is guaranteed to excite.
Full Moon Party on Haad Rin Beach in Koh Phangan, Thailand
Haad Rin Beach is located in Koh Phangan, and has earned its reputation as the hot spot for hedonistic nightlife in Thailand, due to the fact that a party is held every time there’s a full moon. It is rumored that the Full Moon Party tradition started with a local throwing a farewell party for his Australian friend.
Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Rio Carnival has become synonymous with Brazil. Our perception of Brazilians seem to stem from this energetic, free-spirited parade. The colourful event is celebrated all over the country but Rio’s remains the biggest and most spectacular.
Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany
Oktoberfest is possibly the most famous beer festival in the world. The festival is the world’s largest fair, with over 6 million visitors attracted to the beer tents every year. But it is more than just large quantities of Bavarian Beer, lederhosen and beer halls.
The Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain
Known to the locals as The Festival of San Fermin, due to the location. This internationally recognised event has grown massively since its believed origins back in the 13th century, and now attracts tens of thousands who wish to run with the bulls.