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Top Winter Events Around The World

Rio Carnival 2012
Rio Carnival 2012 (Photo credit: phossil)
Buenos Aires Tango Festival
Buenos Aires Tango Festival (Photo credit: Gerrysan)
mardi gras
mardi gras (Photo credit: patrix)
Italo-disco party in The Hague!
Italo-disco party in The Hague! (Photo credit: David Domingo)

By ]Adriana A Noton

One benefit of vacationing during the winter is that you can experience exciting winter celebrations. There are many travel destinations that offer incredible winter events. If you are planning on taking a vacation this winter, below you will find a list of the top winter events around the world:

Mardi Gras: The amazing Mardi Gras in New Orleans is one of the most exciting and fun parties in the world. Many people from all over the world come to New Orleans to experience Mardi Gras. When you experience Mardi Gras, you will enjoy wonderful blues and jazz in the French Quarter. As well, the streets are filled with partiers wearing fantastic costumes. Make sure you acquire many beads when partying and take a walk down exciting Bourbon Street.

Sundance Film Festival: The Sundance Film Festival in the great state of Utah is the event where you can see great films as well as A-list celebrities. The festival is held each January in Park City and is dedicated to showing and promoting independent films. People from all over the world attend the Sundance Film Festival.

Buenos Aires Tango Festival: Argentina's capital, Buenos Aires, is the place to tango. Fantastic dancers perform and celebrate the tango. Both the locals and tourists can participate in free tango lessons. If you love dancing, the Buenos Aires Tango Festival is the event for you.

Bluff International Balloon Festival: The Bluff International Balloon Festival is a popular event where hot air balloons from all over the world participate in the event in January. Visitors can take part in programs that support local park restoration, educational programs, and art programs.

Shetland's Viking Festival: The Shetland Viking Festival in Scotland features guys dressing up like Vikings, lively parades, and the world's largest fire festival. You can experience the fire festival on the last Tuesday of January. Every year, people from all over the world, travel to Scotland to experience Shetland's Viking Festival.

Frozen Dead Guy Days: Totally weird, a resident of a Colorado community once kept her frozen father's body in a shed in her backyard. Authorities enacted a law against keeping a frozen body, but the community managed to keep one exception for the woman's father. Twenty years after his death, the community celebrates 'Frozen Dead Guy Days,' weekend every March in Nederland where a number of activities take place such as: polar plunges, snowshoe races, and coffin racing.

Carnaval in Rio: Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro is a week long pre-party. The event takes place for 4 days and ends the day before Ash Wednesday. It is famous for its drag queen show. Costumed party-goers celebrate along the streets and the Samba Parade is a fun celebration.

With so many parties, parades, and entertainment activities, visiting a winter event destination will definitely chase the winter blues away. Whether you are in the mood to party or create really cool snow sculptures, there is a winter activity out there that you will love. The next time you take a winter vacation, consider one of the top winter events from around the world.

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