15 Festivals to Attend Before You Die

September 19, 2016 at 11:10:00 AM EDT | Post a Comment

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Every year, visitors gather in different locations around the world to participate in festivals ranging from spiritual to lighthearted. From bathing in a sacred river to samba dancing, festivals offer a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Here are our picks for 14 festivals to attend before you die.—Emily Wasserman

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whereismimiyu on September 24, 2016 at 12:02:00 PM EDT

Exactly, please remove any event related to the bulls. Even (some of) us Spaniards hate it, if we receive a peak of tourists in those festivals, it will be just harder to remove them!

Europesmyplace on September 23, 2016 at 11:20:08 AM EDT

Some of these festivals I agree should be seen, such as Oktoberfest and Venice's Carnival. But the idiotic running (and killing) of the bulls in Pamploma? Really? Or the foolish biannual horse race in Siena, where horses are commonly injured (and subsequently killed) just for frivolous neighborhood bragging rights? Why not the Yulin Dog Meat Festival? Or maybe the Faroe's annual Grindadrap slaughter of pilot whales, where just about anyone can enter the bloody waters and join the fun? Seriously, when are you travel "experts" going to stop promoting animal abuse as "bucket list" must-sees? It seems many of you are over-late in evolving along with most of the rest of the world in demanding humane and ethical travel destinations.

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