It’s Party Time! – The Rough Guide World Party is a detailed guide to the world’s best events and festivals. If you’ve ever thought of partying in Rio, throwing tomatoes in Spain or riding a camel in Pushkar, this guide is for you.
Full-color throughout with detailed accounts of each major festival and insider tips on how best to enjoy each one. The useful ‘festival keys’ will help you to find the perfect world festival, from the best music, food and arts festivals to long-established religious celebrations to less ancient raves and fruit-throwing events. The guide comes complete with a festival map and calendar with background details and timings for each event.
If you love a party The Rough Guide World Party is for you.
Top 20 Festivals
These are the top 20 festivals around the world, as voted for by users of the Rough Guides website.
1. Rio Carnival, Brazil
2. Fantasy Fest, Florida
3. Fiesta de San Fermin, Spain
4. Glastonbury Festival, England
5. Oktoberfest, Munich
6. Love Parade, Berlin
7. Mardi Gras, New Orleans
8. Trinidad Carnival, Trinidad and Tobago
9. Queen’s Day, The Netherlands
10. Burning Man, Nevada
11. Notting Hill Carnival, England
12. Crop Over, Barbados
13. Ati-Atihan, The Philippines
14. Westmann Islands Festival, Iceland
15. Reggae Sumfest, Jamaica
16. Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, Australia
17. Las Fallas, Spain
18. St Patrick’s Day, Ireland
19. Rustler’s Valley Festivals, South Africa
20. Il Palio, Italy