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Osun-Osogbo
(2 Appxis Stars) Osun-Osogbo is a beautiful sacred forest situated along the banks of Osun river besides the city of Osogbo, Osun, Nigeria. Frequented by many visitors from both local and abroad in the month of August during the Osun-Osogbo Festival, Osun-Osogbo (Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove) is well known for its exotic religious shrines, artworks and sculptures which honors the goddess of fertility Osun. As recognition for its rich culture and amazing landscape, Osun-Osogbo is listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005.

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Victory Day
(3 Appxis Stars) Victory Day is the largest World War 2 victory celebrations in the world. Held on the 9 May every year in Moscow, Russia, it is being marked by a grand military parade at the Red Square, where visitors are treated to an impressive display of military processions and performances. In addition, festive celebrations are also evident in major hangouts in Moscow and major cities.

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Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees
(2 Appxis Stars) Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees is the largest Afrikaans arts and cultural event held in Oudtshoorn, South Africa, every year. Taking place for 8 days in early April, KKNK features hundreds of Afrikaans arts performances, stage productions and exhibitions to showcase the interesting and unique cultures of the Afrikaans society.

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Battle of the Oranges
(1 Appxis Star) Battle of the Oranges, also known as Carnival Di Ivera, is the biggest food fight festival in Italy. Held in Ivera (Italy) for 4 days and ends on Shrove Tuesday (Tuesday in seventh week before Easter), the Battle of the Oranges celebrates the liberation of the city from tyranny during the Medieval times (12th/13th century). During this festival, thousands of people throw oranges at one another in re-enactment of the historical event as they have a wild party time.

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Up Helly Aa
(2 Appxis Stars) Up Helly Aa is one of the most famous fire festivals in the world. Held in Lerwick (Shetland, Scotland) on the last Tuesday of January each year, Up Helly Aa marks the end of the yule season with a series of interesting torch processions through the city and ends with the burning of a replica Viking longship (galley). With the whole city in festive mood, visitors can see the beautiful fire proceedings done in traditional costumes, while taking part in the fun party thereafter.

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San Fermin
(3 Appxis Stars) San Fermin, also known as the San Fermin Festival, is the most well known Spanish fiesta in the world. Held in Pamplona (Navarre, Spain) from the 6 July to 14 July each year, San Fermin consists of a series of celebrations organized to honor Saint Fermin, the co-patron of Navarre. The San Fermin Bull Run, or Running of the Bulls, is the crown highlight of this world renowned event as bulls are released on a sectioned-off street every day at 8am from the 7 July to 14 July, to allow them to charge at the bull run participants. Attracting millions of visitors and spectators every year, this is definitely the no. 1 event in the world that will raise your adrenaline to the highest levels.

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Rio Carnival
(3 Appxis Stars) Rio Carnival is the largest carnival celebrations in Brazil. Held in Rio de Janeiro for 5 days from Friday to Shrove Tuesday (47 days before Easter) every year, Rio Carnival is an euphoric event where hundreds of thousands of people dance, sing, party and have fun for the whole week.

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Albuquerque International Balloon Festival
(3 Appxis Stars) Albuquerque International Balloon Festival, also known as the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, is the largest hot air balloon event in the world. Held for 9 days in the first full week of Oct annually, the city of Albuquerque (New Mexico, USA) floats hundreds of hot air balloons into the sky every morning during the fiesta. With spectacular views over the Sandia Mountains and New Mexico terrain, hundreds of thousands of visitors attend this event every year to view the magnificent visual treat.

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La Tomatina
(2 Appxis Stars) La Tomatina is the original tomato throwing festival in the world. Held on the last Wednesday of August every year in Bunol (Valencia, Spain), this is the fun and crazy event where thousands of locals and visitors throw tomatoes at each other so as to have a wild party time.

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Oktoberfest
(3 Appxis Stars) Oktoberfest is the largest funfair in the world. Held in Munich (Germany), Oktoberfest begins 16 days from late September to the first weekend of October each year, millions of people visit this event to enjoy the fun amusement rides, delicious local snacks, interesting beers, etc, while experiencing the true authentic Bavarian culture.

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Carnival of Venice
(3 Appxis Stars) Carnival of Venice, also known as the Carnevale di Venezia, is the best mask costume party in the world. Held annually for 18 days and ends on Shrove Tuesday (7th week before Easter) in Venice (Italy), locals and visitors celebrate the event by wearing beautiful masks and elaborate costumes at this highly enjoyable grand carnival party.

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Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival
(3 Appxis Stars) The Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival held in Harbin (Heilongjiang, China) is the largest ice and snow festival in the world. Held from the 05 January to the 05 Feburary annually, visitors can find magnificent ice sculptures of ancient buildings, world famous architectures, mythical animals, beautiful ice lanterns and many more fascinating ice creations, that will definitely leave a lasting impression in your lifelong memory.

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The Village Halloween Parade
(3 Appxis Stars) The Village Halloween Parade is the largest Halloween celebrations in the United States. Held on the 31 Oct in New York each year, this parade attracts millions of spectators and participants to take part in its wild activities and creative performances.

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Songkran Festival Thailand
(2 Appxis Stars) Songkran festival celebrates the traditional New Year's Day in Thailand, according to its local calendar. Held from the 13 April to 15 April every year, Songkran is well known internationally as the Water Pouring Day where people pour and splash water on one another, as a symbol of washing away all bad luck for the new year. With celebrations held nationwide, the largest crowd usually gathers at Silom Road for the wildest water party.

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Chingay Parade
(2 Appxis Stars) Chingay Parade is Asia's largest street performance and float parade organized yearly in Singapore. Held on the first weekend of the Lunar New Year each year, this parade showcase many different arts and cultural performances from many countries and is designed to celebrate Singapore's vibrant and multicultural society.

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