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10 best festivals in Europe that you must be a part of

10 best festivals in Europe that you must be a part of
Written by Pradeep Kumar

Planning to tour Europe anytime soon? Europe is a continent with beautiful countries celebrating hundreds of traditional festivals for ages. There are many festivals that you must participate in at least once in your lifetime to experience the culture and atmosphere. So, here are the 10 best festivals occurring in different months in various countries in Europe! Check with this list and plan accordingly and participate in the festival that matches your travel date! 

10 best festivals in Europe to participate

  1. The Carnival of Venice, Venice
  2. Amsterdam Light Festival, Amsterdam
  3. La Tomatina Festival, Spain
  4. Lavender Mob, France
  5. Noble Grapes, Italy
  6. Flower Power, Portugal
  7. Mad for Folk, Italy
  8. Klapa Music festival, Croatia
  9. Wine and Song, Czech Republic
  10. Pizza Fest, Italy

1. The Carnival of Venice, Venice

2. Amsterdam Light Festival, Amsterdam

Amsterdam Light Festival is one of the most dazzling and unique festivals in Europe. The whole city is lit up during the night and many international light artists showcasing some amazing talents. You can also explore the fair in Dam Square and experience the amazing vibe amongst the people! This festival mostly occurs during the month of October in the very beautiful city of Amsterdam!

3. La Tomatina Festival, Spain

The Tomato Festival in Spain is one of the most celebrated and fun festivals in Europe. During this festival, you can witness at least 20,000 people on the streets of Bunol town throwing ripe tomatoes on each other and passing the energetic vibe all over. Though this is a bit of a messy festival, you can create unforgettable memories for life. People from all over the world travel to Spain just to enjoy this super fun festival. So, when are you going to experience this extravagant festival?

Festival Dates- August 25th

4. Lavender Mob, France

Lavender Mob is one of the most loved and celebrated festivals in Europe. During this festival, you can witness a very stunning firework show, boats covered with lavender flowers on the rivers, parades and marching bands. And during the night there will also be a stunning ball and also the Digne’s lavender parade has been celebrated since Second World War. In total, this festival is nothing but ethnicity, fun and happiness! Do not forget to participate in such an amazing festival and enjoy it to the maximum! 

Festival Dates- August 15

5. Noble Grapes, Italy

Noble Grapes is a very famous and traditional Italian festival that is being celebrated since 1787. During this ancient festival, fresh home-grown white green grapes are harvested for the winemaking process. And also, during this festival, people gather in small groups in traditional costumes and start celebrating the auspicious grapes harvesting festival. You will also get a chance to see many stunning carts, props decorated with grapes, bells, vines and tinsel. This is one of the best festivals in Italy that cannot be missed!

Festival Dates- 15th of September

6. Flower Power, Portugal

This is one of the best traditional festivals in Portugal. 200 km from Lisbon, there is a small town named Pereiro. During this festival, many original flowers and paper flowers are made into garlands and decorated all over the town. The whole town looks colourful and fragrant because of the various types of flowers used. And in the afternoon, you can see the Nossa Senhora da Saude (Our lady of Good Health) being carried on a float down the streets with rosemary. This tradition is centuries old and a very important festival for the people of Portugal especially Lisbon! 

 Festival dates- 24-26 August

7. Mad for Folk, Italy

Are you ready to participate in one of the exclusive and celebrated festivals in Italy? This stunning festival is to celebrate the folk music of Italy where talented artists from all over the country gather at a commonplace and perform electrifying music performances and entertain the people. Also, this is the perfect place to enjoy traditional Italian food, watch native Italian performers and experience the super enthusiastic vibe! 

Festival Dates- 9-11 August

8. Klapa Music festival, Croatia

Klapa music festival is one of the jaw-dropping Croatia festivals that happens in the most stunning city of Omis on the Croatian coast. During this festival, you can experience some of the best and soothing music performances by native artists. Also, during the night, you can listen to haunting music performances of the Adriatic. Do check out this electrifying music festival on your European vacation! 

Festival Dates- 29 June to 21 July

9. Wine and Song, Czech Republic

This ancient festival of wine harvesting is happening since the medieval period in Moravia city in the Czech Republic. During this festival, around 65,000 people participate on all 3 days and harvest fresh grapes and contribute to the winemaking process. You can also see people singing, dancing and enjoying all the way which clearly shows the importance and happiness of celebrating this traditional festival! Make sure you participate in this auspicious festival the next time you visit Europe! 

Festival Dates- 7-9 September

10. Pizza Fest, Italy

What is more special than pizzas in Naples- the birthplace of pizzas? A festival celebrated in dedication to pizzas! What is more heavenly than enjoying authentic Italian pizza in a very traditional place surrounded by millions of people having the best of times? Yes! Around 1,00,000 pizzas of various types like Margherita, Marinara and Napoletana are made during this festival by native chefs in Italy! This is one of the best festivals and an unavoidable food festival in Europe! 

Festival Dates- 12-13 June
Thus, the above-listed are some of the best and extravagant festivals in Europe that you should not miss! Check out as many festivals as possible on your travel to each country! Also, do not forget to click plenty of pictures because the memories will never fade away! Plan your best Europe vacation for the best deals. Also, check out Europe tour packages to know more about the pre-packages!

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