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World Festivals

Where? Hawaii, United States When? September/October The Aloha Festivals celebrate the cosmopolitan nature of Hawaiian life and culture through musical and dance performances, markets, parades, street parties, boat races and other traditional island activities.

Aloha Festivals

Where? Parintins, Brazilian Amazon When? June Bumba Meu Boi is a popular regional festival which takes place annually and celebrates a traditional folk story through parades, music, dance and theatre - featuring giant puppets. The most unique feature of this festival is the two opposing teams are so tight that streets can be clearly seen to be colour divided.

Boi Bumba

Day of the Dead


Where? Mexico When? November This festival aims to remember friends and family members who have died by offering prayers in family gatherings. People take the opportunity to tell stories and get their families together. In contrast to its name, this festival is a time of celebration, where parties and sugar skulls are very common.

Where? New Orleans, United States When? March/April Mardi Gras is all about music, parades, and excitement. All of the businesses and roads are shut down - people are walking everywhere and meeting new friends. Everyone is wearing purple, green, and gold, adorned with long beads costumes and masks.

Mardi Gras

Glastonbury Festival
Where? Glastonbury, England When? June

It's a popular festival of contemporary performing arts held outdoors. The main highlight of this festival is contemporary music, but also other features like dance, comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret and many other arts add to the variety of this event.