One of the reasons for traveling abroad is to learn about that country’s culture and traditions through local events.
This is the perfect time of year for people all over the world to gather, have fun, and eat good food through various unique festivals.
If you have a trip planned near such events, why not check them out to make the most of your trip? On that very note, we present to you a list of different summer festivals around the world to check out this summer vacation season. 🤩
The Roswell Festival taking place in the ultimate UFO city
Early July every year, a very unique festival takes place in Roswell of the US state of New Mexico. 🙌 It all started back in 1947, when someone reported finding suspicious pieces of debris to authorities. The debris was reported at the time to be remains from a military balloon, however to this day there are people who believe that they were actually remains from a UFO. Those interested in aliens and UFOs started to visit this city, leading it to soon be known as the UFO capital of the world.
During the festival, the entire neighborhood is transformed into a place welcoming aliens. 🧟 There are alien movies screened, an alien costume contest👽, alien-themed markets, and other diverse programs and events. There are even special lectures and seminars with guest UFO expert speakers.
See red on your trip to Spain at La Tomatina, the ultimate tomato festival!
Every year, you can witness the unique sight of Spanish people throwing tomatoes 🍅at one another. This is part of an annual tomato festival called La Tomatina, which takes place in a small town named Buñol in Valencia of Spain. You’ll get a good taste of red at this action-packed event that’s made a name for itself simply through people having a blast throwing tomatoes. 🙋♀️Every year, this festival goes through a whopping 150,000 tomatoes, weighing 40 tons!
The action officially begins when someone can climb up a greased pole to grab the piece of hanging ham. The rule is you can only throw mashed tomatoes and nothing else. After an hour of this tomato food fight, the entire street gets stained with red. When the festival ends, firefighters and festival participants will work together to clean up the mess. The week of the festival, there is constant music, dance, and occasional fireworks going off. If you want to create some lasting memories this summer, visit Spain!
Party in the middle of the blazing desert at the Burning Man Festival
You won’t find Black Rock City on a map, as it only becomes a city during the Burning Man Festival. 🔥 Artists and people who are not mere observers but participants, will gather to create their own city filled with their own expressions and interpretations. When Saturday night arrives, you’ll see a wooden man set ablaze, hence the festival’s name.
Participants will show off their works in the middle of the desert, amidst various music performances.
The highlight✨ is when the symbolic 12 meter tall wooden effigy, the Burning Man, is set on fire. After the festival comes to an end, Black Rock City disappears without a trace.
Today, Incheon Airport✈ shared some unique summer festivals from around the world. Did you like them? We will continue to bring you interesting and joyful news to make your travels, especially to Korea, happy ones!☺