Okay….so January has been and gone…and February was just a blink. Now it’s March and there are at least eight full months of the year left. So let’s take a look at some of the top festivals and events which are still to take place this year. If you see something that interests you, you can organise your airline tickets now to get them cheap.
La Tomatina, Buñol, Spain
La Tomatina is an annual festival which takes place in the Valencian city of Buñol. It dates back to 1945 and is held on the last Wednesday in August. All you need are old shorts and an old shirt and you can take part in the world’s biggest tomato fight too.
International Pillow Fight Day, cities around the world
This year the International Pillow Fight Day will be held on the 2 April. Imagine taking part in a huge pillow flight in the middle of a big city. Find out which cities host this festival by clicking on this link.
San Fermin, Pamplona, Spain
Okay…so the Spanish are famous for their crazy festivals and the running of the bulls through the streets of Pamplona is just another to add to the list. This event usually takes place on the 7 July every year and lasts a week. All you need is a white top and trousers and a red scarf to take part.
El Colacho – Baby Jumping, Castrillo de Murcia, Spain
Again….a dangerous tradition which takes place in Spain. What happens at this festival is that men jump over newborn babies to cleanse them of evil. Believe it or not, this is an event and it takes place in June every year.
Up Helly-Aa, Shetland, Scotland
Otherwise known as Europe’s largest fire festival and it is held in January to mark the end of the winter. This is something to look forward to in 2012.
Oktoberfest, Munich, Germany
Oktoberfest is the most famous beer festival in the world which is held in October every year.
Aloha Festival, Hawaii, USA
Perhaps not as crazy as the other festivals…..Aloha Festival celebrates all things Hawaiian and it is a good excuse to visit this exotic island. By booking flights to Hawaii in September you can enjoy this event.
Flour Throwing Festival, Galaxidi, Greece
A coloured flour throwing battle which is ironically held on Clean Monday every year.
Just for Laughs, Montreal, Canada
An event which you see on television but which is more fun if you take part – Just for Laughs – held in July every year.
Queen’s Day, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Celebrate the Dutch queen’s birthday on the 30 April every year. Huge parties are held in the streets and the theme is orange…so make sure you wear something that colour.