You're familiar with the beads and debauchery of New Orleans' Mardi Gras and you get a little too hype for those images of the beautiful, mostly naked women during Carnival in the Caribbean. But you haven't really been to a festival if the main events didn't include rolling around in mud on the street, throwing oranges at strangers, or watching pirate ships battle under a sky of fireworks.

Yes, SXSW, Coachella, and Glastonbury are among the "must attend" events for young people every year, but our peers on different continents (and Canada) find seemingly unconventional reasons to hold jamborees.

In the spirit of celebration and camaraderie, here are 10 Festivals Around the World to Experience Before You Die.

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