The world is full of incredible people, places and events. Across the continent, in every city, town, country and province, customs exist that act to bring people together and invite outsiders to experience the lives of others every once in a while.
From lantern festivals in Thailand to Golden Retreiver festivals in Scotland, here are some of the most incredible and craziest, festivals around the world.
The Fuji Shibazakura Festival (Japan) Image: Uncoveringtheworld
Cherry Blossom Lantern Festival (Japan) Image: Dallas Ngata
Sapporo Snow Festival (Japan) Image: RocketNews24
Burning Man Festival (Nevada USA) Image: Trey Ratcliff
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta (USA) Image: BalloonFiesta
Jaipur Elephant Festival (India) Image: Pete Ford
Floating Lanterns Festival in Honolulu, Hawaii (USA) Image: Joe Marquez
Mohácsi Busójárás – Winter Scareaway Festival (Hungary) Image: Dóra Fényes
Monkey Buffet Festival (Thailand) Image: Chaiwat Subprasom/REUTERS
Holi Colour Festival (India) Image: Jarviedigital
Ágitagueda Art Festival (Portugal) Image: Patrícia Almeida
Winter Light Festival (Japan)
Golden Retriever Festival Scotland Image: Gordon Richardson