8 Most Fascinating Events You Can Only See Once A Year

Traveling is not only for the privileged part of society. It depends on planning and being there at the right moment. As we say, the journey is better than the destination but sometimes it’s the destination that blows up your mind. Who doesn’t want to travel the world? New York, Paris, or be it the wonders like the Eiffel Tower or the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Believe it or not, some people pay a fortune just to kiss under the Eiffel Tower. Funny yet romantic but true.

Living our wildest dream is always on our bucket list after all. We start saving money or start assembling information, taking a short break from our busy lives. We sometimes find places that don’t actually look like what we thought they would. That slight difference costs us big time. It is not always about the name but the correct moment to be there. The uniqueness of the destination defines the place. Traveling frequently can cause quite a hole in the pockets but what if you just know what to see and when to see? Wouldn’t it be easier to plan an adventure? 

Traveling to popular places is easy but actually knowing what’s the best part is different. So here are 5 places you should travel to experience the fascinating events you can only witness once a year. 

8 Most Fascinating Events You Can Only See Once A Year

1. Cherry Blossoms 

Cherry Blossoms

Imagine taking a walk in a pink garden with the wind softly blowing past you. Cherry blossoms go to full bloom suddenly every year. It’s mostly during the end of March and the first week of April. They are short-lived but simply breathtaking and people travel across the globe just to experience the breeze. Kyoto, Tokyo is famous for its pink garden. 

Gyeonghwa Station in Jinhae-gu, South Korea;  Pingba Farm in Guiyang, Guizhou Province, China; Washington DC; Altstadt Bonn, Germany, and Maryland for its snow-covered cherry blossoms. China and Japan have many areas with cherry blossoms attracting tourists. They are not just pink flowers; they show the world a quick glimpse of heaven. 

2. The Lantern Festival 

The lantern Festival

The lantern festival or the spring lantern festival is one of the most important festivals in China. It holds some of the most authentic rituals. The festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the first Chinese lunar month. It is celebrated in mid-February. It marks the last day of the spring festival. Qinhuai International Lantern Festival in Nanjing is the biggest lantern festival gathering in China.

Tourists from around the globe travel to witness the colorful and spectacular lantern fascinating events along with performances like Lion dance and enjoying the traditional dishes. Not only in Nanjing, Shanghai Yuyuan Lantern Festival, and Guangzhou Yuexiu Park Lantern Fair also attract tourists to witness the richness of culture. The view is simply breathtaking after all thousands of lanterns in the sky can be seen only once. 

3. The Patio Festival 

The Patio Festival 

This is the only chance when you can get a chance to see the architectural treasures that are specifically for Cordoba or the Patios. People open their doors for the public and tourists to enjoy the peerless beauty of courtyards filled with beautiful flowers and trees. The festival is an old tradition which is unique in the world. It is said that these courtyards are the best and most beautiful across Spain. Walk around the patios and appreciate the hard work of people who keep them warm and protect the world’s cultural heritage. The architectural structure is rare now that there are only 50 to 60 patios left. 

4. Balloon Fiesta 

Balloon Fiesta

The Albuquerque is home to the largest gathering of hot air balloons. Over 750 balloons fly to the skies. Some are illuminated and some are uniquely shaped. Once the balloons are up in the sky, they fill the sky with vibrant colors, making it beyond imagination for hundreds of visitors. It happens in the first full week of October. It is a nine-day event. There are many special events, activities, and competitions. Many people decorate their roofs and make it comfortable to enjoy the view. Even visitors and tourists can rent such places to enjoy it comfortably. The Festival which started with 13 balloons once, now attracts thousands of visitors and competitors.  

5. Venice Carnival 

Venice Carnival 

The carnival tradition dates back to over 900 years, when there were no bounds, for people to have no fear. All thanks to the mask. During the carnival, Venice is packed with masked Venetians and tourists. The carnival ends with the celebration of Lent (an important time period for Christians), which is forty days before Easter. Most creative and unique masks are created and worn throughout the city. The atmosphere just seems so crazy and fascinating that no one resists the vibe. It’s worth being a part of the carnival at least once in a lifetime.  

6. San Fermín

If you have watched the “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara” then you must be quite familiar with this. This annual celebration is held in the city of Pamplona, Navarra, Spain. This fiesta is celebrated in honor of San Fermín, the tortured saint. It starts on 6 of July and ends on 14 of July, exactly at midnight. The fiesta is not limited to running with bulls, it also includes trade fairs and bullfighting. Running with bulls can be hard but what’s life adventure? After all, you live only once.

7. Oktoberfest


If you love beer, you gotta see the world’s largest Volksfest. With the gathering of more than 6 million people around the world, this is a 14-16 day event. From mid-September to the first Sunday of October. Imagine being surrounded by the best beer in Munich with those fancy glasses and happy people! Not just beer but the best of traditional dishes and other attractions like amusement rides and side stalls. This is a win-win situation for people who love to drink and enjoy different cuisines.

8. Rio Carnival

Rio Carnival

Have you ever been to a carnival if you haven’t been to the Rio Carnival? It is the world’s largest carnival approx. 2 million people on the street per day. This annual carnival held every year before Lent. Initially, it started as a way to honor the Greek gods. The first Rio masquerade took place in 1840, opening the path for waltz and polka. The massive Samba Parades with the most beautiful colors you’ll ever witness. And it’s free of cost. All these events you don’t want to miss and people singing and dancing all around. No place got the vibe like this!

So here are some places you should visit when they are most fascinating. Something you can’t experience anywhere else.

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