Party The Globe
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What do tomatoes, shamrocks, Lent, Milwaukee and the Scottish all have in common? Well, pretty much nothing, except that they are key reasons for holding five of the world’s largest parties.
Whether it is New Year’s Eve, Lent or just the last Wednesday in August, there are plenty of reasons to cut loose and party throughout the year, but, there are only five parties around the world that stand out from all the rest. Here are the Top Five Biggest Parties that will deliver more music, booze and beads while keeping you more mused, buzzed and wild than any other parties on the globe.
Bunol, Spain is the small town responsible for holding the world’s largest food fight. And it people get caught in it each year. On the last Wednesday of every August the people of Bunol celebrate La Tomatina, a week long festival honoring Saint Louis Bertran, the town’s patron saint, by hauling in an estimated 125,000 kilos of tomatoes and throwing the juicy red ammunition anywhere and everywhere for two hours. The origin of how the tomato throwing fest began is uncertain, but for the 20,000 visitors and townspeople who attend each year it doesn’t really matter as long as everyone is covered in red. Though the world’s largest food fight only lasts for two hours, between 11am and 1pm, there are parades, fireworks, dances and authentic Spanish cervezas (beer) being served up all week long making this the hottest Spanish party of the year.
The Milwaukee Music Festival
When you imagine the most rockin’ music festival you could ever dream of Milwaukee, Wisconsin probably does not come to mind. That needs to change. The Milwaukee Music Festival or ‘Big Gig,’ as it is known, takes place for eleven days each year between June and July and draws up one of the most eclectic and wild audiences who come to view a line up consisting of classic rock, alternative and country acts. This festival of music has been going strong for 40 years and has attracted artists such as Tom Petty, Elvis Costello, Kenny Chesney, Blondie, Hank Williams Jr., Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Stone Temple Pilots and Styx, just to name a few. While you listen to some of the greatest live music acts you have the freedom to explore the huge outdoor venue housing the festival and meet some wild party goers, as every year hundreds of wild girls and guys come out just to ‘come together’. Complete with the Sprecker Brewery Beer Tent, JoJo’s Martini Lounge and the Skyglider (to get a bird’s eye view of the entire scene), this is the music lovers’ ultimate summer vacation.
St Patrick’s Day in Dublin, Ireland
If you thought you have seen public, drunken insanity at festivals or college spring break then you haven’t seen St Patrick’s Day in Dublin, Ireland. St Patrick’s Day is embraced by countries around the world, but no matter where it is celebrated Ireland is still the best place on earth to wear the green. Gain an appreciation for bagpipes and drink pints of Guinness until you just can’t drink anymore. Dublin, Ireland is the place to be on March 17th to destroy your liver. Join in on Celtic dancing, carnivals, live street theatre, drinking competitions and the world’s largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Celebrating in Dublin means partying with hundreds of Ireland’s finest in the city where drinking is a sport and luck is always on your side.
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