Famous festivals around the world

No matter where you go around the globe, everybody loves to celebrate. And when it comes to celebration, festivals offer something for everyone. In this quiz you will be asked to provide a bit more information about 15 famous festivals from around the world. We think 10/15 would be a great result. Good luck

La Tomatina, a festival where participants throw tomatoes at each other and ride down those tomato-streaked slides having the time of their lives. In which country is it held?

1. France
2. Spain
3. Italy

Pingxi Lantern Festival features thousands of sky lanterns and was originally celebrated to ward off evil and disease from the town. In which country is it held?

1. Taiwan
2. Thailand
3. China

Carnival, widely considered “the greatest show on Earth.” is very colorful, thanks to creative costumes worn by the 70+ samba schools (each representing a different neighborhood) who compete for cash and national fame. In which city is it held?

1. São Paulo
2. Rio de Janerio
3. Brasilia

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). In which city is it held?

1. Pamplona
2. Valencia
3. Barcelona

Burning Man, it’s part Mad Max, part Survivor, and part Comic-Con, with an emphasis on experimental creativity, cooperation, and civic responsibility. In which US state is it held?

1. Utah
2. Arizona
3. Nevada

The Songkran water festival falls on some of the hottest days of the year and people celebrate by throwing water on each other, using water guns, buckets and hoses. In which country is it held?

1. Cambodia
2. Thailand
3. India

Up Helly Aa day involves a series of marches and visitations, culminating in a torch-lit procession and the burning of a galley. In which country is it held?

1. Denmark
2. Scotland
3. Sweden

Saint Patrick's Day, is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on 17 March. In which country is it associated with?

1. United States of America
2. England
3. Ireland

Tomorrowland has quickly grown to become one of the world's largest electronic dance music (EDM) festivals. In which country is it held?

1. France
2. Belgium
3. Canada

The Dia de los muertos (Day of the Dead) festival focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. In which country is it a national holiday?

1. Spain
2. Venezuela
3. Mexico

Hajj refers to a Muslim’s pilgrimage to Mecca and is one of the five pillars of Islam. In which country is it held?

1. Saudi Arabia
2. United Arab Emirates
3. Israel

Every year on April 27 a European city turns a very bright shade of orange for King’s Day, which is the King’s birthday (Willem-Alexander of the House of Orange). Which city hosts King's Day?

1. Rotterdam
2. Brussels
3. Amsterdam

The Harbin Ice and Snow Festival exhibits the most exquisite ice and snow sculptures in the world. Every year people build incredible things out of ice and snow, decorating them with lights and lasers. In which country is it held?

1. China
2. Norway
3. Poland

Holi, also known as the Festival of Colors, celebrates the end of winter and the beginning of spring. Who traditionally celebrates this festival?

1. Buddhists
2. Muslims
3. Hindus

Oktoberfest is the world's largest beer festival held annually in Germany. In which city is it held?

1. Munich
2. Frankfurt
3. Hamburg

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Famous festivals around the world

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