The world is full of fun and crazy people, and these summer festivals are a solid proof. This list features some of the craziest, messiest or most colorful art festivals and national holidays ever, which have gathered millions of people from all around the world.

From mass food fights, such as grape throwing celebration in Australia and a tomato fight in Spain, to an underwater music festival or baby jumping fiesta, and an awe-inspiring light festival there is something for everyone.

International festivals can offer you extraordinary experiences and help you get to know a new country. If you are planning your holidays, be sure to check if the countries you're visiting have any festivals or national days in the schedule. If you know of any festivals that absolutely must be seen to be believed, then add them to this list and vote for your favorites!

#1

Yi Peng Lantern Festival (Thailand)

Yi Peng Lantern Festival (Thailand)

Yi Peng Lantern Festival (Thailand)

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OrCarmon
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6 years ago

repunzel.. tangeled

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#2

Ágitagueda Art Festival (Portugal)

Ágitagueda Art Festival (Portugal)

Ágitagueda Art Festival (Portugal)

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BrendaMedeiros
Community Member
6 years ago

This happened once only. The umbrella thing.

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#3

Holi Color Festival (India)

Holi Color Festival (India)

Holi Color Festival (India)

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RohanMalik
Community Member
6 years ago

mad fun !!!

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#4

Winter Light Festival (Japan)

Winter Light Festival (Japan)

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AshleyDopp
Community Member
6 years ago

Ooh, I'd love to go there!

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#5

Cherry Blossom Lantern Festival (Japan)

Cherry Blossom Lantern Festival (Japan)

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PinkBubble
Community Member
6 years ago

One selfie please ?

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#6

Golden Retriever Festival In Scotland

Golden Retriever Festival In Scotland

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KITTEEEHS
Community Member
6 years ago

Can I has a golden retriever pweez :3

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#7

Mohácsi Busójárás - Winter Scareaway Festival (Hungary)

Mohácsi Busójárás - Winter Scareaway Festival (Hungary)

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GeorgiDimitrov
Community Member
6 years ago

We have the same festival here in Bulgaria. We call them Kukeri. =)

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#8

Floating Lanterns Festival In Honolulu, Hawaii (USA)

Floating Lanterns Festival In Honolulu, Hawaii (USA)

Floating Lanterns Festival In Honolulu, Hawaii (USA)

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priyamvada8
Community Member
6 years ago

I wish I could also be a part of this beautiful festival... :)

#9

The International Highline Meeting Festival, Monte Piana (Italy)

The International Highline Meeting Festival, Monte Piana (Italy)

The International Highline Meeting Festival, Monte Piana (Italy)

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BorderCollieLover13
Community Member
6 years ago

I want to do that

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#10

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta (USA)

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta (USA)

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta (USA)

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#11

Sapporo Snow Festival (Japan)

Sapporo Snow Festival (Japan)

Sapporo Snow Festival (Japan)

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AliJar-Night
Community Member
6 years ago

this is cool!!

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#12

Dia De Los Muertos Festival (Originated In Mexico)

Dia De Los Muertos Festival (Originated In Mexico)

Dia De Los Muertos Festival (Originated In Mexico) Dia De Los Muertos Festival (Originated In Mexico)

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SharimAtilano
Community Member
6 years ago

Why is this the only one that says "originated in" it should just say Mexico, it's a Mexican festival!

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#13

Burning Man Festival, Nevada (USA)

Burning Man Festival, Nevada (USA)

Burning Man Festival, Nevada (USA)

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LauraBanks
Community Member
6 years ago

Burning Man is not a festival.

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#14

The Fuji Shibazakura Festival (Japan)

The Fuji Shibazakura Festival (Japan)

The Fuji Shibazakura Festival (Japan)

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ShaudaySmith
Community Member
6 years ago

i think i need more of an aerial shot to grasp this.

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#15

Songkran Water Festival (Thailand)

Songkran Water Festival (Thailand)

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BrendaSpence
Community Member
6 years ago

Love the colorful elephant!

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#16

Rouketopolemos Rocket War (Greece)

Rouketopolemos Rocket War (Greece)

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Funkalopigus
Community Member
6 years ago

That seems fun

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#17

Jaipur Elephant Festival (India)

Jaipur Elephant Festival (India)

Jaipur Elephant Festival (India)

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GunjanDua
Community Member
6 years ago

Painting em pretty!

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#18

North Carolina Merfest Mermaid And Merman Festival (USA)

North Carolina Merfest Mermaid And Merman Festival (USA)

North Carolina Merfest Mermaid And Merman Festival (USA) North Carolina Merfest Mermaid And Merman Festival (USA)

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lemonhead
Community Member
6 years ago

That's were i live folks, we r redneck 4 sure

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#19

La Tomatina Festival (Spain)

La Tomatina Festival (Spain)

La Tomatina Festival (Spain) La Tomatina Festival (Spain)

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SusannaVesna
Community Member
6 years ago

Why would people wanna spoil so many tomatoes! I feel bad everytime i see such things!

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#20

Monkey Buffet Festival (Thailand)

Monkey Buffet Festival (Thailand)

Monkey Buffet Festival (Thailand)

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BillieCiancio
Community Member
6 years ago

How about The Outhouse Festival in Trenary Michigan held in February?

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#21

Baby Jumping Fiesta (Spain)

Baby Jumping Fiesta (Spain)

Baby Jumping Fiesta (Spain)

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Queenluxa
Community Member
6 years ago

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#22

Mai Dulce. The Festival Of Traditional Desserts. Moldova

Mai Dulce. The Festival Of Traditional Desserts. Moldova

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#23

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, Usa

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, Usa

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, Usa

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#24

Boryeong Mud Festival (South Korea)

Boryeong Mud Festival (South Korea)

Boryeong Mud Festival (South Korea) Boryeong Mud Festival (South Korea)

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sundaes66
Community Member
6 years ago

I've been doing this since I was 5!

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#25

Las Fallas Festival Sculpture Burning (Spain)

Las Fallas Festival Sculpture Burning (Spain)

Las Fallas Festival Sculpture Burning (Spain) Las Fallas Festival Sculpture Burning (Spain)

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#26

Amsterdam Canal Gaypride (Netherlands)

Amsterdam Canal Gaypride (Netherlands)

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PolixroniouGeorge
Community Member
6 years ago

ultra gay

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#27

Els Enfarinats Festival Flour Fight (Spain)

Els Enfarinats Festival Flour Fight (Spain)

Els Enfarinats Festival Flour Fight (Spain)

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Arjan
Community Member
6 years ago

Nice crack....ed egg

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#28

Kukeri Festival (Bulgaria)

Kukeri Festival (Bulgaria)

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PetyaDinova
Community Member
6 years ago

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#29

Onam Harvest Festival (India)

Onam Harvest Festival (India)

Onam Harvest Festival (India)

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P.BruxFHell
Community Member
6 years ago

A tiger can't change its spots... no, wait that's not how it goes!!!

#30

Song And Dance Festival (Latvia)

Song And Dance Festival (Latvia)

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#31

White Nights Festival/Scarlet Sails (Russia)

White Nights Festival/Scarlet Sails (Russia)

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SusannaVesna
Community Member
6 years ago

That would be fantastic to see! St.Petersburg is beautiful!

#32

Florida Keys Underwater Music Festival (USA)

Florida Keys Underwater Music Festival (USA)

Florida Keys Underwater Music Festival (USA)

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#33

Sinulog (Philippines)

Sinulog (Philippines)

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laurenpaintsthesunred
Community Member
6 years ago

The little man-baby Jon Lovitz lookalike she is holding is freaking me out. lol.

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#34

The Maiden Fair Of Mount Găina, Romania

The Maiden Fair Of Mount Găina, Romania

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#35

Sibiu, Romania, - Sibiu- Lights And More Festival

Sibiu, Romania, - Sibiu- Lights And More Festival

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#36

Desert Festival In Jaisalmer (India)

Desert Festival In Jaisalmer (India)

Desert Festival In Jaisalmer (India)

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#37

Uzgavenes Winter Festival (Lithuania)

Uzgavenes Winter Festival (Lithuania)

Uzgavenes Winter Festival (Lithuania) Uzgavenes Winter Festival (Lithuania)

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SusannaVesna
Community Member
6 years ago

This is a common tradition in all Eastern Europe- burning a figurine symbolizing Winter!

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#38

Borobudur Vesak Lampion Festival, Central Java, Indonesia

Borobudur Vesak Lampion Festival, Central Java, Indonesia

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EwaK
Community Member
6 years ago

are those biodegradable and their components? Paper burns out but metal stuff is ofen eaten by animals and then they have horrible deaths

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#39

Masskara Festival (philippines)

Masskara Festival (philippines)

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EwaK
Community Member
6 years ago

very colorfull

#40

Tomorrowland Edm Festival In Belgium !

Tomorrowland Edm Festival In Belgium !

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ShaudaySmith
Community Member
6 years ago

looks like a steampunk festival

#41

Tomorrowland Festival, Belgium

Tomorrowland Festival, Belgium

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SelenaFigueroa
Community Member
6 years ago

Looks interesting!

#42

Bonhomme, Host And Mascot Of The Quebec Winter Festival (Canada)

Bonhomme, Host And Mascot Of The Quebec Winter Festival (Canada)

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#43

La Fiesta De La Candelaria - Puno, Peru

La Fiesta De La Candelaria - Puno, Peru

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#44

Quebec Winter Festival (Canada)

Quebec Winter Festival (Canada)

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MaureenCoffman
Community Member
6 years ago

Fantastic to see in person

#45

Beer Floating Kaljakellunta - Finland

Beer Floating Kaljakellunta - Finland

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SatuVentelä
Community Member
5 years ago

Great party!

#46

Glastonbury Festival Of Contemporary Arts - Pilton, Somerset, England

Glastonbury Festival Of Contemporary Arts - Pilton, Somerset, England

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PhilipCondron
Community Member
6 years ago

how can Glastonbury not be in the top 20???

#47

Dinagyang Festival (Philippines)

Dinagyang Festival (Philippines)

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#48

The Medieval Festival - Sighisoara, Romania

The Medieval Festival - Sighisoara, Romania

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#49

Battle Of The Oranges Festival (Italy)

Battle Of The Oranges Festival (Italy)

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MaureenCoffman
Community Member
6 years ago

Such a wast of good fruit.

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#50

Kingsday - National Holiday (Netherlands)

Kingsday - National Holiday (Netherlands)

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EwaK
Community Member
6 years ago

what a crowd noone can move

#51

O.z.o.r.a. / Hungary

O.z.o.r.a. / Hungary

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Community Member
6 years ago

O.Z.O.R.A. https://ozorafestival.eu/magyar/

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#52

Beer Floating - Finland

Beer Floating - Finland

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#53

Surva, International Festival Of The Masquerade Games (bulgaria)

Surva, International Festival Of The Masquerade Games (bulgaria)

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#54

Throwing Of The Grape Festival (Australia)

Throwing Of The Grape Festival (Australia)

Throwing Of The Grape Festival (Australia)