Festivals are always restricted to the regional level. Depending on the interests and beliefs of the people of a particular religion or region these festivals keep changing. Festivals carry their own theme and again as we stated earlier it is subjective in nature. But irrespective of the religious and the regional borders if there is one theme in which all of us get to celebrate at least one festival, then it is the festival of lights. Though I wouldn’t say that all of us celebrate the same festival, the idea behind is the same. So here are some of the top festivals of lights around the world.
The Jews celebrate Hanukkah across the globe. Though the Jewish customs are outnumbered by the other customs of the world, this one festival always gains global attention is considered the best festival of lights. Forgetting religious differences the Jews across the globe get together to celebrate this festival as it is filled with patriotism and love for the country. This day marks the regaining of the power of the Jews from the Greek Invasion. 8 Lamps are lit by each person to celebrate this event.
Aomori Nebuta Matsuri:
Aomori Nebuta Matsuri is a Japanese festival that is celebrated during the month of August, between 2nd and 7th of the month. This festival is such a visual treat to the people who are there to watch the event unfold. The week goes colourful, and the whole Japanese civilians are out to celebrate this festival. It is a summer festival, and it is based on the mythological Gods of the country.
St. Martin’s Day:
The St. Martin’s day is such a cute festival that takes place in Holland. It is a children’s festival and it quite similar to the Halloween festival that takes places in America. During this event, we can see children walking on the streets of Holland with pretty and colourful lanterns. They also move in groups singing songs and collecting chocolates in the neighbourhood.
This is a Chinese festival and is one of the most beautiful festivals in the world. Also, doubtlessly this is one festival that all of us know and the one that all of us wished we were a part of it. The towns of China are extremely beautiful during this festival. All the people carry lanterns that rise to the sky, and the whole sky is manually lit that day.
Keene Pumpkin Festival:
The Halloween festival of Keene that uses pumpkins and lights is the Keene Pumpkin Festival. The festival usually takes place in the month of October quite close to the winters. So this festival being warmth and joy floods into the USA during this part of the year. So this festival is all fun. People pile up there decorative pumpkins and the team to make the biggest pile will get to win.