It is interesting to absorb the “interesting facts” about a Stone Age creation, but the space for place remains unfilled. If you want something more than just staring at ancient buildings, then you need to match your calendar with the upcoming festivals of 2020.
All those festivals and carnivals being held in all the countries of the world are covered here. Below are some highlights of festivals which will be held in 2020 worldwide.
Canada Winter Festivals
When: 7 February – 16 February, 2020
Canada becomes the great white North when winter starts to fall. If you plan to visit Canada in January and February, you will be able to be a part of many of the winter festivals held in Canada. Five winter fests happen in Canada, and each fest is about the cold weather.
The festival takes place in Vancouver to Calgary, and it is a thrill for those who love hockey, nature and maple syrup. The most enjoyable part about the festival is that the spectators get to see Banff National Park drowned in snow, going sleighing in the Lake Louise, and ice walking with the Maligne Canyon.
When: 8 February – 25 February, 2020
Where: Venice, Italy
The Venice Carnevale is all about a mask party. For a particular period, you can be whoever you want. All of the people you will meet in the Carnevale will be behind masks and disguised as their favorite persons.
Ever since the 13th century, the Carnevale is held regularly. The city people were not allowed to wear jewelry in public, but they are allowed during the Carnevale and public holidays. The Carnevale is the only time when people can dress as whoever they want and not be judged.
However, the people of Venice take the Carnevale very seriously. They start their planning months before the Carnevale and succeed their costumes off.
Sapporo Snow Festival
When: 31 January – 11 February, 2020
Japan might not be known as a winter wonderland, but in winter, this country is drenched with snow. Japan looks very beautiful in the winters. The city people celebrate the winters by making lanterns to release in the nights and make big sculptures from snow to show their spirit of the Sapporo Snow Festival. The tradition of the festival started in the 1950s. People from all around the world come to Japan just so they can compete in Japan’s International Snow Sculpture fest, plus their 3D designs are displayed for enjoyment.
Lotus Lantern Festival
When: 3 May – 5 May, 2020
Where: South Korea
The Lotus Lantern Festival is held for celebrating the birth of many wise Koreans and the Buddha. The tradition of the festival has been going around for 1 thousand years. People from all around to world come to be a part of this festival. The main purpose of the festival is to spread joy and happiness to others.
For the “Lantern” part, they are decorated with different elements. Lanterns are also lit for the rallies that fill the streets of South Korea.
When: 11 July – 15 July, 2020
The Naadam festival is held in Mongolia. Naadam is associated with the three manly characteristics of a man; archery, horse riding, and wrestling. The festival is held in UlaanBaatar each summer. The fest is a combination for the athletes and the acrobats. It is considered to be very important even in the history of Mongolia.
The entire Mongolian culture is exercised in this festival, and all of the supporters and the contestants stay in yurts near the festival’s location.
When: 18 July – 21 July 2020
Where: United Kingdom
Latitude is held in the United Kingdom. Latitude is known to be the most amazing and friendliest music festival in the UK. A tremendous amount of effort is required to maintain the level of relaxation and the sole purpose of the festival – a soothing party. All of the local schools participate in the festival to create theatrical programs, literature, arts, music, and dance.
The festival is held near Henham Park in Suffolk. The setting is very subtle, and even if you want to get away from the noise and the crowd, you can easily go exploring somewhere else near the festival.
Santiago De Cuba Carnival
When: 18 July – 27 July, 2020
This festival is held in Cuba. Of course, Rio is the number one place to celebrate a carnival, but Cuba is not far away from arranging carnivals. The Santiago De Cuba Carnival is held for celebrating the roots of Afro-Cuban and Spanish Colonial, which surprisingly took place with a hip shake. The festival is lightened from the morning to the dark, with rhythm, music, and happiness. Dancing the major cootie from this festival and you won’t be able to resist it.
When: 12 July – 14 July, 2020
Where: Republic of Georgia
This fest is held in the Republic of Georgia. However, this kind of festival is not just held in Georgia, but in lots of other countries. GEM fest is known as the Georgian Electronic Music Festival; it has been taking place since 2015. Different performers come from all over the world to entertain people on this fest. The festival starts in the morning and takes place all day.
When: 23 August – 25 August, 2020
Where: United Kingdom
The reading festival is held in the United Kingdom. Don’t be fooled by the name; the festival is nothing related to reading – it is all about the music! All genres are displayed in the Reading Festival. We can compare this fest with Coachella, but the reading festival only concerns with music and not with dressing. The crowd only comes to this festival to not display their dressing, but to be carefree in their own space.
However, the reading festival does not involve many popular stars, singers, and bands, but every entertainer who steps foot in the festival really lightens up the moods of everyone.
Halloween in Romania
When: 31 October, 2020
This spooky fest is held in Romania. Transylvania is pretty much the best place to celebrate a spooky fest – Halloween. However, the beginning of the festival is all associated with pleasing the dead, and the Halloween ritual is carried on later. Greeting the dead does not mean that the fest is all about making peace; it still involves a lot of fun for the kids too because they get to celebrate Halloween in a very rewarding way.