Party On: Top 16 Festivals in the World

When it comes to entertainment or celebrations, nothing beats a glorious festival — and fortunately, the world is filled with them all year round. Each year, numerous types of festivals with various origins and cultural backgrounds come into play across the globe. Therefore, it should come as no great surprise as to why these events attract millions of people without fail.

Many may argue as to which type is their favorite and that’s understandable, given an individual’s choice. Nevertheless, listed below are 16 of the top festivals in the world that may be worth checking out.

1. Mardi Gras – New Orleans

Although this two-week festival is zealously celebrated in countries like Brazil, Germany and the Netherlands, thousands of festival goers flock to New Orleans for Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras. It’s a wild, carnival-like atmosphere leading up to Lent where people don masks and costumes while walking or riding upon floats in the parade. It’s also a chance to get trinkets tossed at you, eat, drink and be merry.

Mardi Gras, New OrleansJanece Flippo / Shutterstock