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The Top 3 Best Places in the World for Cultural Festivals

There are many countries that celebrate some of the most amazing events worth making a trip for. Here are the top three places in the world that boast of spectacular cultural festivals that should be on your bucket list.

India
Holi Festival
There is no dearth of reasons why India should be one everyone’s travel list. The country is teeming with interesting attractions not to mention the cuisine begging to be tasted and savored. And its cultural and religious festivals are as beautiful and diverse as the people and their faiths. Hindus, Muslims, and Christians celebrate their respective festivals in their own unique ways. Some of the events you might want to add to your list include Diwali (Festival of Lights), Ganesh Chaturthi, Holi (Festival of Colours), Janmashtami, Kerala Temple Festivals, and Pushkar Camel Fair among many others.

Japan
Gion Matsuri
The Land of the Rising Sun may not be among the top-of-mind destinations for festivals for some people. But Japan has a wide range of cultural festivals with some dating back to hundreds or over a thousand years. Some of its most popular festivals include the Awa Odori in Tokushima, Gion Matsuri in Kyoto, Hanami (Cherry Blossom Festival), Kanda Matsuri in Tokyo, Nebuta Matsuri in Aomori, Sanja Matsuri in Tokyo, Tenjin Matsuri in Osaka, and Yuki Matsuri or Snow Festival in Sapporo.

Spain
San Fermin
Spain is home to many world-renowned festivals not to mention the diverse, festive, and colorful fiestas the country is also known for. For a complete experience when visiting the country, you need to experience at least one of its many cultural events. And some of the best ones you would not want to miss include Fiesta de San Fermin (Running of the Bulls) in Pamplona, Fiesta de San Isidro in Madrid, La Fería de Abril in Seville, Las Fallas in Valencia, La Tomatina in the town of Buñol in Valencia, and more.