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Festival around the world

Festival of lights all over the world.

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Festival around the world

  1. 1. discover Celebration of lights.., Around the World
  3. 3. St. Lucia's Day in Sweden
  4. 4. • According to folk tradition, December 13th follows the longest night of the year in Sweden. During the winter there are only a few hours of sunlight each day. St. Lucia is honoured this day with her wreath of candles. • The oldest girl in the family is declared St. Lucia on December 13th. On this day she dresses up wearing a white robe with a red sash and a wreath with candles on her head. • The "St. Lucia" of the family serves everyone a special bun called Lussekatter.
  5. 5. Loi Krathong Festival Thailand
  6. 6. • "Loy" means "to float" and a "Krathong" is a lotus-shaped vessel made of banana leaves. • The Krathong usually contains a candle, three joss-sticks, some flowers and coins.
  7. 7. • It is believed that the Krathongs carry away bad luck. The wishes that people make for the new year will start. • It is the time to be joyful and happy as the sufferings are floated away.
  8. 8. Festival of Lights in Berlin, Germany
  9. 9. • Every year Berlin is turned in to a large light festival for 2 whole weeks. • Artists from around the world light up over 70 famous landmarks throughout the city. • The festival is usually around October.
  10. 10. One of the world’s largest illumination festivals introduces itself. The festival transforms Berlin every October in an artistically enchanting world full of light art and creative productions.
  11. 11. Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish celebration that begins on the 25th of the month of Kislev in the Jewish calendar. This festival celebrates the triumph of freedom for Jewish people and the miracle of the lights of the holy temple.
  12. 12. In Hebrew, the word "hanukkah" means "dedication. " The name reminds us that this holiday commemorates the re-dedication of the holy Temple in Jerusalem following the Jewish victory over the Syrian-Greeks in 165 B.C.E.
  13. 13. kwanzaa
  14. 14. Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration held in the United States and also celebrated in the Western African Diaspora in other nations of the Americas. The celebration honours African heritage in African-American culture, and is observed from December 26 to January 1, culminating in a feast and gift-giving.
  15. 15. Diwali
  16. 16. Diwali, also known as Deepavali or Deepawali is one of the most important, hugely waited and immensely cherished festival celebrated across India and in parts of Nepal. The name was Deepawali, which has its origin from Sanskrit, meaning "Rows of Deep".