Festivals have always been the means through which communities celebrate a particular aspect of their culture, allowing people to come together in joy, honoring their traditions and reinforcing the basis on which they operate. Some festivals, though, are exceptional, either because of their extravagance or their tribal character, which has been preserved over time and is now endangered by modernization.

We have hand-picked some of the most unusual and significant festivals in the world and have drafted itineraries around them so that you can forge connections with those communities in ways that will stay in your memories forever. Check them out!