By the Numbers

A few festival facts worth noting

2,000,000 – The number of people who attend Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, each day during the week before Lent begins in mid-February. Carnival is deemed the world’s biggest festival.

1621 – The year the Baby Jumping Festival began. Held in the Province of Burgos, Spain, this strange ceremony involves men dressed as the devil who jump over a mattress holding babies born within the past year. This is supposed to cleanse the babies of all evil doings.

18 – The price, in dollars, for a three-day pass to 1969’s Woodstock Festival.

380 – The cost, in dollars, of weekend passes for Coachella Music Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif., making it one of the most expensive music festivals in the world.

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