GET YOUR FESTIVAL FEATHERS READY!
WE ARE OFF TO DISCOVER THE TOP FESTIVALS FOR DIGITAL NOMADS TAKING PART FROM SEPT – DEC 2019!
Whether or not you are single, in a relationship, or the ‘I don’t know yet’ stage, festivals are a sure fun way to meet new people or put some romance and excitement back into the ordinary. Our guide of world-famous festivals will help you pick your next destination; especially if you are a digital nomad or location independent. Have fun!
Where: Baza & Guadix (Spain)(Main events start from Baza first)
When: 6 September 2019
Size: On average, 20,000 people each year.
About: If you don’t mind getting al greased up, this one is for you! Fiesta de Cascamorras is a famous Spanish festival that takes place each year on the 6th of September. Two towns known as Guadix and Baza (located in the Grenada province), reenact the stealing of a famous statue known as the ‘Virgen de la Piedad,’ said to have happened more than 500-years ago. Participants smear each other with black olive oil and colored paste while running through the streets. After the events, get ready for a huge party
Where: Munich, Bavaria (Germany)
When: 21 Sept – 6 Oct 2019
Tickets: Book Here
Size: 6,000,000 people each year.
About: This one is super famous around the world, and though the main focus point at Octoberfest is beer (biggest beer festival in the world), there are other awesome attractions to keep everyone busy. Enjoy the Ferris Wheel or Breakdancer Ride, show off some muscle during the Hau den Lukas Strongman Games, or get a sense of the array of German souvenirs on offer from the multitude of booths
Where: Rio Grande Valley, Albuquerque (New Mexico)
When: 5 – 13 October 2019
Tickets: Book Here
About: Into super colorful hot air balloons? Then attend the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, the one festival where you’ll see the largest amount of hot air balloons in the world
Where: Mexico, USA, Canada & Europe
When: 1 November 2019
About: The Day of the Dead is a Mexican festival that takes place over two days. This festival symbolizes the reunion of the living and the dead, but most importantly, remembers those who have died before us.
Though the Dia De Los Muertos is celebrated in countries all around the world, the biggest ones are held in Mexico City and Lost Angeles. Join in the festivities by getting all dressed up in an elaborate costume.
DIWALI (The Festival of Lights)
When: Anywhere from 27 October 2019 (Date may vary. Check before departure.)
About: This phenomenal cultural festival is celebrated by Hindus all over the world, and is otherwise known as the Festival of Lights. It is a 5-day celebration that symbolizes the victory of good over evil, as well as inviting the Goddess of wealth known as Lakshmi, into your home. During these days the windows and doors of the house are left open so that Lakshmi can easily find her way. Diyas (lamps) is kept lit to ensure there is always light and no darkness.
The exact date of the festival is based on the Hindu lunar calendar but usually takes place in October and November. It would be best to check the precise date before planning a trip if attending Diwali is on your checklist.