The Best Festivals in the World 2019

The Best Festivals in the World 2019

There are literally hundreds of festivals which take place throughout the year in countries across the globe, so to help we put together a guide with important dates. You can find options for all interests, whether you want to party all night long, experience a unique cultural tradition or get dressed up and go wild.

We have put together a monthly timeline for the most amazing festivals and events you should try to do in 2019. These really are special events you must experience at least once in your life.

Check out our list of essential global festivals & cultural events taking place in 2019 below:

 

January

  • World Youth Day, 22nd Jan - 27th Jan, Panama City / Panama
  • Sundance Film Festival, 24th Jan - 3rd Feb, Utah, USA

 

February

  • Carnevale di Venezia, 16th Feb - 5th Mar, Venice, Italy
  • Lantern Festival in Taiwan, 19th Feb, Pingxi, Taiwan / China

 

March

Rio Carnival, Brazil

Friday, 1st March to Saturday, 9th March

Rio Carnival

Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - is one of the world's biggest street parties with music, parades and lots of fun. This is the most famous street festival in the world where thousands of people desend on the streets or Rio de Janeiro whic is one of the most vibrant cities in the world. Search Rio de Janeiro Carnival tour packages to enjoy the magic of this world renounded event for yourself.

Other:

  • Holi, India
  • Las Fallas, Spain
  • St Patrick's Day, global

 

April

  • Songkran, 13th Apr - 15th Apr, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Semana Santa, 14th Apr - 21st Apr, Sevilla, Spain
  • King’s Day, 27th Apr - 27-Apr, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Cherry Blossom Festival, South Korea / Japan
  • Easter, 21st April, worldwide

 

May

  • Australian Surf Festival, Australia
  • Combat des Raines, Switzerland
  • Waisak, Indonesia
  • Feria de Abril, 5th May - 11th May, Seville, Spain
  • Cannes Film Festival, 15th May - 23rd May, Cannes, France

 

June

  • Devil Festival, Venezuela
  • Duanwu, China
  • Boi Bumba, Brazil
  • Glastonbury Festival, 26th Jun - 30th Jun, Glastonbury, United Kingdom
  • San Vino Wine Fight, 29th June, Haro, Spain
  • Roskilde Music Festival, 30th June - 7th July, Denmark

 

July

  • Calgary Stampede, Canada
  • Berlin Love Parade, Germany
  • Obon Lantern Festival, Japan
  • Boryeong Mud Festival, South Korea

 

August

  • La Tomatina, 29th Aug, Bunol, Valencia, Spain
  • Edinburgh Fringe, Scotland
  • Burning Man, 26th Aug - 3rd Sep, Nevada, USA

 

September

  • Oktoberfest, 21st Sep – 6th Oct, Munich, Germany
  • La Merca, Barcelona
  • Navratri, India

 

October

  • Human Pyramids, Spain
  • Diwali, India
  • Pushkar Camel Festival, India
  • Halloween, global

 

November

  • Day of the Dead, Mexico
  • Monkey Buffet Festival, Thailand
  • Sky Lantern Festival, Thailand
  • Loy Krathong & Yi Peng, 13th Nov, Chiang Mai, Thailand

 

December

  • Whirling Dervishes, Turkey
  • Christmas, worldwide
  • NY Eve, worldwide
  • Hogmanay, 30th Dec – 1st Jan, Edinburgh, Scotland