October Celebrations Around The World

Here are a few festivals celebrated around the world in October!

Germany:   

Tubingen Duck Race- 7000 rubber duckies are released down the River Necker in Germany. Every duck is numbered by a spectator, and the first to the finish line wins 10,000 euros! That’s about $11,310!

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Octoberfeast- After the wedding of Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese on Oct 12, 1810, the celebration lasted five days. It was declared a national holiday October of 1919. This would be their 210th wedding anniversary!

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United States:

Halloween- Originated from the Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would wear costumes  and light bonfires to ward off ghosts.

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India:

Pushkar Camel Fair- The five day event attracts thousands of herdsman who come to buy camels. The camels are decorated in cloths and even partake in beauty parades. It is one of the world’s largest camel fairs.

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Diwali “Festival of Lights” – The lighting of lamps celebrates new beginnings and triumph of good over evil.

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China:

Moon Festival- This day represents completeness and abundance, and is a day of celebration much like Thanksgiving. It is said the moon is  farthest from earth, and the brightest and roundest on this day.

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Celebrate any other October holidays, or have any fall traditions? Let us know! We’d love to hear.

Information accessed from: www.amusingplanet.com & www.pastemagazine.com

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