The Best Worldwide Festival an American Needs to Attend At Least Once!
No matter where you’re from, there is one thing we all love to do: PARTY. Here’s the one worldwide festival everyone should go to.
Who doesn’t love a reason to celebrate! Sure we have a ton of concerts, music festivals, and events here in the states, but why not try a worldwide festival?
Here is the best international festival every American should experience at least once in their life!
No matter where you go around the globe, everybody loves to celebrate. When it comes to celebration, festivals offer something for everyone — whether it’s the arts and culture, food and wine, holidays, or religion you’re into; there’s a gathering somewhere with your name on it.
So, what’s the best worldwide festival every American needs to attend at least once in their lifetime? Well, that would be Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil!
Arguably the biggest festival in the world (not to mention its wildest party), Brazil’s Carnival is widely considered “the greatest show on Earth.”
The event attracts nearly 5 million people each year, with a half-million or so being visitors traveling to see the spectacle. Historically, Carnival is a religious celebration. The Brazilian festival takes place in February or March, over the five days preceding the Catholic season of Lent, which starts 40 days before Easter. It also coincides with the end of the long, brutally hot Brazilian summer.
So, picture 5 million people who’ve been baking in the heat for months, preparing to give up the things they love for 40 days, set loose in a city filled with lively music, exotic dancers, and people ready to party!
You’ll witness the whole city come to life with enormous floats and Samba dancers in elaborate costumes. You can even dress up with glitter or sequins and dance (or drink) the night away with all the locals. It’s a great way to experience the culture firsthand and bond with Brazilians native to the area.