Destinations

5 of the Best Places for Cool Cultural Festivals in the World

King's Day Amsterdam
1. Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Must-See Festival: King’s Day
Happening When: Every 27 April
What is it: The King’s Day, formerly Queen’s Day, is a national holiday in The Netherlands. It is celebrated in honor of King Willem-Alexander and features a wide array of fun-filled activities. The spectacular boat parade along the canals, various music events, street market, everything orange everywhere, and so much more are just some of this all-day events top attractions.

Edinburgh Fringe Festival
2. Edinburgh, Scotland
Must-See Festival: Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Happening When: Every August
What is it: The Fringe is the city’s best known arts festivals celebrated for several weeks in August. It features a wide array of events and street performances and draws artists and tourists from around the world.

Day of the Dead Mexico
3. Mexico City, Mexico
Must-See Festival: Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
Happening When: Every 31 October – 2 November
What is it: Day of the Dead is a deeply rooted tradition that celebrates and remembers the departed families and loved ones. The celebration typically happens in homes or in cemeteries where people gather to light candles, offer food, and offer prayers in their deceased’s altar.

Holi
4. Mumbai, India
Must-See Festival: Holi
Happening When: Spring
What is it: Holi or the Festival of Colours is a Hindu spring festival. It is mainly celebrated all across India and Nepal. The city of Mumbai is one of the best places to see and experience the vibrant and colorful celebration on the streets.

Oktoberfest
5. Munich, Germany
Must-See Festival: Oktoberfest
Happening When: Middle or late September to the fist weekend in October every year
What is it: Oktoberfest is the largest fair and one of the most famous beer festivals in the world. It is on many beer lovers’ festival bucket list. From the wide selection of beers and food to the various entertainments, Oktoberfest is one of the liveliest festivals you would not want to miss.