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Free Festivals and Events You Won't Want to Miss This Year

Costumes, Libations, Music, and Dance! The world's great festivals unite cultures and bring people together. If you're planning a trip, here are those festivals you simply do not want to miss!
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio Carnival: Last Week in Feb.
World's largest carnival featuring dazzling floats
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Venice, Italy
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Venice, Italy
Venice Carnival: February
A most artistic carnival along on Venetian canals
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Harbin, China
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Harbin, China
Ice Sculpture Festival: Jan. 5 - Feb. 5
Step into a fairytale world made of ice and snow
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Tokyo, Japan
Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival: July 27
Witness Tokyo's most important fireworks festival
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Cologne, Germany
Cologne Carnival: Feb. 20 to Feb. 25
Germany's largest carnival with candy and flowers
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Cordoba, Spain
Patios Festival: May 1 to May 13
Stroll courtyards filled up with spring flowers
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Munich, Germany
Oktoberfest: Sept. 21 to Oct. 6
The world's largest and best-known beer festival
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Guanajuato, Mexico
Day of the Dead: Oct. 31 to Nov. 2
A deeply moving festival to honor lost ancestors
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
Loi Krathong: Nov 11. to Nov. 13
Lanterns soar aloft while love is in the air
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Bangkok, Thailand
Songkran: April 13 to April 15
The world's biggest water fight for Thai New Year
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