January 5–February 28: Harbin Ice & Snow Sculpture Festival (Harbin, China). Take in this city as it fills with colossal ice sculptures.

March 19: Las Fallas (Valencia, Spain). Marvel at the pyrotechnics at this fire festival.

May 23–July 10: White Nights (St. Petersburg, Russia). Celebrate the longest days of the year with music, film, and street parties till the wee hours.

August 13–26: Tango Buenos Aires Festival (Buenos Aires, Argentina). Learn the dance or just ogle the pros.

October 30–November 6: Pushkar Camel Fair (Pushkar, India). Join thousands of people and camels as they descend on a desert town.

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