5 events you must attend before you die


Rocío Marco

Life is too short to waste it in places you don’t want to be, however I’m pretty sure that these 5 events will make you love living.

11. Fallas: It’s  traditional feast held in commemoration of Saint Joseph in the city of Valencia, in Spain. Each neighbourhood has an organized group of people (the Casal faller) that works all year long holding fundraising parties and dinners to be able to build a construction known as a falla which is eventually burnt on the 19th of March. They say that parties over there are crazy!

2. Oktoberfest: For those who love beer, this is your event. They say  that it’s the world’s largest fair held annually in Munich, Germany. It lasts 16 days, running from late September to the first weekend in October. More than 6 million people from around the world attend the event every year. The best part is that l arge quantities of Oktoberfest Beer are consumed during this celebration (7 million litres were served during the 16 day festival in 2007!). How shocking is that?

3.  The Super Bowl: There are two huge reasons for this. First of all, the Super Bowl itself, and second, it’s halftime show. It’s the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL).The game  was created as part of an agreement between the NFL and its then-rival league, the American Football League (AFL).  Its’s halftime show originally consisted on the  marching bands from local colleges or high schools, but as the popularity of the game increased, popular singers replaced local ones.

Cirque du Soleil Kooza dress rehearsal at Royal Albert Hall, London, Britain - 04 Jan 20134. Coachella: The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is an annual two-weekend, three-day music and arts festival, founded by Paul Tollett in 1999.  The event features many music genres, including rock, indie, hip hop, and electronic music, as well as sculpture and it’s one of the most popular music festivals in the world. About 10,000 people attended the two-day inaugural event!

5.  Cirque Du Soleil: It’s  a dramatic mix of circus arts and street entertainment and it’s estimated that more than 90 Million people have attended this show that happens all over the world and employs around 4,000 people. The largest theatrical producer in the world was  founded in Baie-Saint-Paul in 1984 by two former street performers, Guy Laliberté and Gilles Ste-Croix. They are based in Montreal, Canada. They say that watching this show is one of the most fruitful experiences one has ever lived, so don’t miss it!