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Want to see Bloomsday Festival in all its glory? Make sure you're in Dublin on the 16th of June. Find out more with Lonely Planet's festival tips!
Lonely Planet's top tips for watching Pisa's boat race, the Regatta of St. Ranieri.
Find out where, when and how to experience Juan Santamaría Day in Costa Rica with these tips for travelers that are eager to see the world's festivals.
See one of Italy's strangest festivals, the Processione dei Serpari, in Cocullo, and watch the snakes dance from a distance.
Find out where, when and how to make the most of Sydney Writers' Festival, held in May each year in Sydney.
Go star-spotting by the red carpet in France, at the Cannes Film Festival. Find out how to make the most of your time in Cannes with these tips.
Join in the three-day festival at El-Kelaa M'Gouna in Morocco for song and dance, feasting, souk-like markets and a chariot procession through a shower of rose petals.
Want to see Japan's cherry blossom festival? Find out how you can picnic and party among the blossoms with these tips from Lonely Planet.
Heading to Argentina in March? Make sure you check out Festival de Tango in venues across Buenos Aires!
Whatever spell you think you need, you will find it (for a price) on Cerro Mono Blanco during Mexico's Night of the Witches.
Frock up for a Gatsby style weekend in Napier, New Zealand. Enjoy the four-day Art Deco Weekend, a time when everyone is thinking ziggurats and jazz.
Find out about Japan's most extraordinary Naked Festival in the Kannon-in temple outside of Okayama.
The villagers in Sumba still make bloody sacrifices to keep the spirits happy and bring a good harvest. Find out why you should see the Pasola in Indonesia.
Find out how to experience Venice Carnival like a local. But first, to really enjoy the Carnevale spirit you’ll need a mask, and we know just where to get one!
Heading to Quebec in late January, or mid-February? Check out Carnaval De Quebec – the Winter Carnival.
Do you have what it takes to cycle, kayak and run from one end of New Zealand's South Island to the other?
Put your non-slip shoes on, and watch the Battle of the Oranges in Ivrea's main square over 3 days in February.
Where better to swing hands with a loved one on St Valentine’s Day than at the St Valentine’s Festival in the eponymous saint’s Umbrian hometown.
Head to China’s northern Hēilóngjiāng province in early January to mid February to see the International Ice and Snow Festival.
Heading to Rio for Carnaval? Find out when and how to experience the celebrations like a local.
Traveling to Croatia in late January/early February? Find out how to celebrate with the locals during International Carnival of Rijeka.
Each year the dead grass on the hillside of Nara's Mount Wakakusa is set on fire to commemorate a feud many centuries ago.
From camel rides to camel pageants, find out how to experience the best of Bikaner Camel Festival in India with Lonely Planet's festival guide.
Head to Pasto, in Southern Colombia, to see 'Carnaval de Negros y Blancos'. Find out how to experience the festivities like a local with these tips.