It's party time!

Travelling the world you're sure to see loads of cool things and have heaps of fun, but if you really want to get into the spirit of the country you're visiting, try timing your trip so it includes one of their major festivals.

In most cases, not only do you get to party with the locals, you also get to experience the local culture in a really exciting way!

From music to mayhem and cities to slopes, there are some amazing events on that you can get involved with. Wherever you're heading across the globe, and whatever the season, there will be a festival or event on near you.

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Check out some of the events below to get inspired, or to find out more about travelling to these festivals and events email us or call us on 0800 31 44 48 today.

Running of the Bulls

Running of the Bulls


    For those seeking an adrenaline rush with an above average dose of risk, you can't beat this Spanish festival.

    Where: Pamplona, Spain
    When: 7-14 July 2014
    What: Crazy Spanish festival where people with a death wish run through the streets away from angry bulls.




    Dating back more than 200 years, the Oktoberfest is the largest fair in the world, attracting over five million visitors each year.

    Where: Munich, Germany
    When: 20 September-5 October 2014
    What: The largest fair in the world, with beers (lots of it), food, yodelling, oompah bands, parades, fair rides and more!

La Tomatina

La Tomatina


    Tens of thousands of people come from all over the world to join in a food fight, where over-ripe tomatoes are thrown in the streets.

    Where: Bunol, Spain
    When: 27 August 2014
    What: Your Mum's clothes-washing nightmare - a huge tomato fight in Spain!

Full Moon Party

Full Moon Party


    The ultimate beach party on Haad Rin to celebrate the Full Moon night, where up to 30,000 people dance and celebrate.

    Where: Koh Phangan, Thailand
    When: Full moon of every month
    What: Take part in a massive beach party under the full moon!

World Ski & Snowboard Festival

World Ski & Snowboard Festival


    The biggest annual celebration of snow sports, music and arts on the famous mountains of Whistler, with top athletes, concerts, fashion and one big alpine party.

    Where: Whistler, Canada
    When: 11-20 April 2014
    What: Hit the slopes in this North American celebration of skiing and snowboarding.

The Carnival of Rio de Janeiro

Rio Carnival


    Brazil's largest party is focused in Rio de Janeiro with several days of dancing, singing, parades and partying in the South American sunshine.

    Where: Rio, Brazil
    When: 13 Feb 2015
    What: A world famous carnival where the whole city joins in on the fun!