Aussie On The Road | Top 12 Insane Parties To Attend Before You Die
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One of the things I was most excited about when I went back to living on campus at university was the partying. Helping run the Nanking Nation Party Bus last year rekindled my love for a good, boozy evening out.
As I prepare to pack my life at college up (with one or two more obligatory wild nights out before I go) and head back on the road, I thought I’d turn my eye to the wider world and write about ten parties that I’d love to attend before I kick the bucket.
#11 – Batalla de Vino, Haro, Spain
The only thing better than drinking wine? Throwing hundreds of thousands of litres of the stuff at your fellow man, obviously!
On the 29th of June each year, the streets of the sleepy little winemaking town of Haro in Spain run red with the blood of grapes in a decadent orgy of wine that Dionysus himself would have approved of.
Prologued by a night of street parties and alcohol consumption, the morning fight sees the combatants baptising one another in delicious, delicious red wine.
And if some of it ends up accidentally in your mouth? All the better!
You can use my promo code (AUSSIE) to get unlimited sangria and beer on your own Batalla de Vino tour with Stoke Travel.
#5 – King’s Day, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Known as Queen’s Day when there’s a queen on the throne, King’s Day is often billed as ‘the world’s biggest street (and canal) party’ as the streets of Amsterdam manage to step up the debauchery a notch in celebration of the country’s monarch.
It’s a day where the residence of a country with legal marijuana and its famous red light district let their hair down, which should give you some indication of just how much fun you’re in for.
People dress in orange (the national colour of the Netherlands), listen to live music, get drink drank drunk, dance, sell their stuff in the flea market, and generally have a fantastic time. Amsterdam’s population more than doubles during the festival as people from across the world come to celebrate a monarch they’ve probably never heard of.
When it comes to festivals, if it’s not Dutch, it’s not much.
You can use my special promo code (AUSSIE) to get unlimited free beers on your houseboat at King’s Day with Stoke Travel.
#2 – Oktoberfest, Germany
When they aren’t starting and losing World Wars, the Germans are great at brewing beer. The sixteen day Oktoberfest takes place in Munich from September to October of each year. The world’s largest celebration of beer, the festival stretches back to the early 1800s and is today one of the most popular festivals in the world.
It’s not just about beer, of course. The festival is a celebration of Bavarian culture as well, so you’ll get to eat delicious German food, hear live music, and participate in the usual funfair attractions such as rides and games of skill.
But, let’s be honest, you’re going to Oktoberfest for the beer and you’re going to be in good company: nearly 8 million litres of quality German beer were consumed at the 2013 festival.
If that isn’t a challenge being laid down, I don’t know what is.
You can use the promo code “AUSSIE” to get unlimited free beer and sangria with your ticket to Oktoberfest with Stoke Travel.
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