Du lịch Thứ 7, 24/10/2015 23:03 GMT+7

The world’s most famous festivals not for the faint of heart

Festivals that have gathered millions of people from around the world partying, drinking and having the time of their lives. But in these festivals, do you sure you can be calm enough to do that? Check out the world’s most famous festivals not for the faint of heart to find out.
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Burning Man – Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA

4. Burning Man - Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA

Burning Man is an annual event when up to 48,000 people gather in Nevada’s Black Rock desert to create art and express their individuality. It takes its name from the ritual burning of a large wooden effigy, which is set alight on Saturday evening.

The event is described as an experiment in community, art, radical self-expression, and radical self-reliance. People who have gone to Burning Man gatherings claim you need to attend to truly understand.

Dia de los muertos (Day of the Dead) – Mexico

7. Dia de los muertos (Day of the Dead) - Mexico

Dia de los muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico where the day is a bank holiday.

Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars called ofrendas, honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts.

Scary indeed!

Running of The Bulls – Pamplona, Spain

The Running of the Bulls is a part of the famous San Fermin festival – a practice that involves running in front of a small group of bulls (typically a dozen) that have been let loose on a course of a sectioned-off subset of a town’s streets. A first rocket is set off at 8 a.m. to alert the runners that the corral gate is open.

8. Running of The Bulls - Pamplona, SpainA second rocket signals that all six bulls have been released. The third and fourth rockets are signals that all of the herd has entered the bullring and its corral respectively, marking the end of the event. Every year between 200 and 300 people are injured during the run although most injuries are contusions due to falls and are not serious. So you think you’re up for it?

Up Helly Aa Fire Festival – Scotland

10. Up Helly Aa Fire Festival - Scotland

It takes place in Lerwick, Shetland, on the last Tuesday in January every year. Up Helly Aa day involves a series of marches and visitations, culminating in a torch-lit procession and the burning of a galley. This is followed by hours of performing acts and dancing in halls throughout Lerwick.

There is a main guizer who is dubbed the “Jarl”. There is a committee which a person must be part of for 15 years before one can be a jarl, and only one person is elected to this committee each year. The procession culminates in the torches being thrown into a replica Viking longship or galley.

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