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)

Justin Ng Chai Hock Report

#2

Ágitagueda Art Festival (Portugal)

Ágitagueda Art Festival (Portugal)

Ágitagueda Art Festival (Portugal)

Patrícia Almeida Report

#3

Holi Color Festival (India)

Holi Color Festival (India)

Holi Color Festival (India)

jarviedigital Report

Bobcatthing
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

YASSS i have finally find a festival messy enough to suit me!!!! :D all i need to do is ask my parents for a ticket to india...

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#4

Winter Light Festival (Japan)

Winter Light Festival (Japan)

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#5

Cherry Blossom Lantern Festival (Japan)

Cherry Blossom Lantern Festival (Japan)

Dallas Nagata White Report

LunaTruong
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That would be so amazing to go see... when does this one happen?

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#6

Golden Retriever Festival In Scotland

Golden Retriever Festival In Scotland

Gordon Richardson Report

#7

Mohácsi Busójárás - Winter Scareaway Festival (Hungary)

Mohácsi Busójárás - Winter Scareaway Festival (Hungary)

pannonrtv.com Report

#8

Floating Lanterns Festival In Honolulu, Hawaii (USA)

Floating Lanterns Festival In Honolulu, Hawaii (USA)

Floating Lanterns Festival In Honolulu, Hawaii (USA)

Joe Marquez Report

priyamvada8
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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)

Sebastian Wahlhuetter Report

#10

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta (USA)

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta (USA)

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta (USA)

balloonfiesta.com Report

#11

Sapporo Snow Festival (Japan)

Sapporo Snow Festival (Japan)

Sapporo Snow Festival (Japan)

RocketNews24 Report

#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)

Rob Sheridan Report

SharimAtilano
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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)

Trey Ratcliff Report

Bobcatthing
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's really cool... but isn't that adding carbon to the world.... Greenhouse effect??? (Nerdy hint, Nerdy hint)

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#14

The Fuji Shibazakura Festival (Japan)

The Fuji Shibazakura Festival (Japan)

The Fuji Shibazakura Festival (Japan)

uncoveringtheworld.wordpress.com Report

ShaudaySmith
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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)

Songran2014.com Report

laurenpaintsthesunred
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love how they continually stab the elephant with a metal poker to get it to do what they want. Really beautiful...not!

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#17

Jaipur Elephant Festival (India)

Jaipur Elephant Festival (India)

Jaipur Elephant Festival (India)

Pete Ford Report

#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)

Arthur Drooker Report

P.BruxFHell
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't think merpeople has anything to to with redneck... unless they're catfish tailed, LOL!

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#19

La Tomatina Festival (Spain)

La Tomatina Festival (Spain)

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

latomatina.org Report

SusannaVesna
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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)

Chaiwat Subprasom Report

WillBowie
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Great list - check out my top 10 & get yourself out and party http://deeptravelandlifestyle.com/10-of-the-worlds-biggest-wildest-parties-cra

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#21

Baby Jumping Fiesta (Spain)

Baby Jumping Fiesta (Spain)

Baby Jumping Fiesta (Spain)

Denis Doyle Report

#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

Larry Brown | Steven Lanne Report

#24

Boryeong Mud Festival (South Korea)

Boryeong Mud Festival (South Korea)

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

Beryeong Mud Festival Report

#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)

Jose Jordan and David Ramos/Getty Images Report

#26

Amsterdam Canal Gaypride (Netherlands)

Amsterdam Canal Gaypride (Netherlands)

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#27

Els Enfarinats Festival Flour Fight (Spain)

Els Enfarinats Festival Flour Fight (Spain)

Els Enfarinats Festival Flour Fight (Spain)

David Ramos Report

#29

Onam Harvest Festival (India)

Onam Harvest Festival (India)

Onam Harvest Festival (India)

Sruthymon Njarakkal Report

P.BruxFHell
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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)

keywestportal.com Report

#33

Sinulog (Philippines)

Sinulog (Philippines)

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laurenpaintsthesunred
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

ro.wikipedia.org Report

#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)

Rajasthan Tourism Report

#37

Uzgavenes Winter Festival (Lithuania)

Uzgavenes Winter Festival (Lithuania)

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

Vytautas Daraškevičius Report

SusannaVesna
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#40

Tomorrowland Edm Festival In Belgium !

Tomorrowland Edm Festival In Belgium !

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ShaudaySmith
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

looks like a steampunk festival

#41

Tomorrowland Festival, Belgium

Tomorrowland Festival, Belgium

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#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

ElComercio.pe Report

#44

Quebec Winter Festival (Canada)

Quebec Winter Festival (Canada)

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#45

Beer Floating Kaljakellunta - Finland

Beer Floating Kaljakellunta - Finland

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#46

Glastonbury Festival Of Contemporary Arts - Pilton, Somerset, England

Glastonbury Festival Of Contemporary Arts - Pilton, Somerset, England

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